April 22nd, 2019

The Global Breakfast Boom

Posted in Consumer Trends, Food Trends

Breakfast is Back!

Global Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At least that’s what our mom always told us, right? Who’s to know if it really is the most important, but thanks to the rise is global flavor trends, it just might be the most delicious.

Datassential reports that breakfast currently ranks in the 94th percentile for future growth. This means that breakfast is predicted to beat out 94% of all other foods, beverages, and ingredients over the next 4 years. This illustrates a great opportunity to capitalize on the love of breakfast in conjunction with the rise in global flavors.

Global Breakfast

Indian

Indian Breakfast

Photo courtesy of BBC.com

Many restaurants have already jumped on this hype train. At Rooh Progressive Indian Restaurant in San Francisco, you can find a bevy of unique Indian/American mashups on their brunch menu. The Masala omelet frittata, for example, is made with a creamy masala sauce, red chili paste, and house made cilantro oil. The Kashmiri duck kulcha (a type of Indian flatbread) combines savory duck and bacon with a savory chili chutney sweetened with apricot.

Mexican

Mexican Breakfast

Modern Mexican fare has moved beyond the classic breakfast burrito. In Austin, TX, the land of the breakfast taco, Manuel’s Regional Mexican Cooking offers a brunch specialty called Torta de Papa. These are potato and corn masa cakes stuffed with black beans, venison chorizo, and smothered with a roasted pasilla chile sauce. The specific call-out to pasilla chiles also aligns with the Specifically Spicy trend we discussed in the New Hot Sauces blog.

You could also go all in on the Sopa Con Huevo Estrellado. This is a grilled masa boat filled with black bean paste, an over easy egg, queso fresco, and a smoky chile de arbol sauce.

Others

Peruvian food continues to hold strong interest nationwide as well. At Llama in Brooklyn, you can grab one heck of a unique brunch. The Tacu Tacu plate is made with fresh pork sausage, a fried egg, creamy avocado, and a dousing of spicy adobo sauce.

Global Breakfast

Photo courtesy of oliveandfincheatery.com

On the Asian side of things, you can try the Japanese style breakfast bento box at The Lobster Club in New York City. It combines a shiitake scramble with rice, savory miso soup, and a strip of teriyaki glazed salmon.

And don’t forget about shakshuka. This stewed pepper, tomato, and onion dish seasoned with harissa is quickly becoming a staple menu item across the U.S. Just check out Denver based Olive & Finch. Their shakshuka served in a mini cast-iron skillet is driving both excitement and sales within the local community.

Beat the Competition

And yes, that is an egg pun. But seriously, with the projected popularity of breakfast, be sure to set yourself apart from competitors with unique, global breakfast offerings. This is much easier than it seems with the use of flavorful sauces like harissa, gochujang, and Indian red curry. A simple way to take your breakfast global!

Cheers!

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December 24th, 2018

Merry Christmas from DishBliss

Posted in Holiday, Promotions

It’s the Most Wonderful Time!

From everyone here at DishBliss and Paradise we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and wonderful New Year.

Merry Christmas

2018 gave us great advancements in culinary technology, waves of new flavors and food trends, and a preview of innovation to come. 2019 promises to show even more ingenuity and passion for food and flavor. I hate to say it, but I really can’t wait for the new year to arrive!

In the meantime, we hope all our wonderful readers and partners have a chance to spend some quality time with their friends and families and reflect on a year well spent. Recharge those batteries as best you can, because I have a feeling January is going to hit the ground running!

And just for fun, if you’re looking for some fun dishes for the festive season, check out the unique recipes below. Feel free to add some of your favorites in the comments or just drop a note. You know we’d love to hear from you.

Cheers!

Red Chile and Orange Glazed Turkey

Christmas Recipes 2018

Image courtesy of CountryLiving.com

A spicy twist on a Christmas classic. This sweet and spicy bird is guaranteed to shake up your normal routine. Get the recipe from our friends at Country Living here.

Waffled Vegetable Latkes

Holiday Recipes 2018

Image courtesy of SkinnyTaste.com.

This nutritious riff on the classic Hanukkah side dish from the Skinny Taste blog is just as nutritious as it is delicious. Get the recipe here. Try it with a za’atar herbed yogurt spread for an even zestier bite.

Sticky Drunken Pears

Christmas Dessert 2018

Image courtesy of Food&Wine.com.

Show off how fancy your fancy side this season with these amazing Sticky drunken Pears from the experts over at Food & Wine. Get the recipe here.

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