Green Chile Pork TacosYou don't need to be a top chef to experiment with the newest cooking trends. According to the just released Heat & Spice: Culinary Trend Mapping Report from Packaged Facts, both professional and home cooks are experimenting with hot and spicy foods a lot more often. Here are six different ways to kick your everyday meals up a notch on the flavor scale.
Smoke: We've all loved smoky bacon for a long, long time, but lately we can't get enough of it...it's migrating from our breakfast tables all the way to end of day desserts...yes, it's becoming common to find bacon bits in brownies and peanut brittle. Look for smoky flavors in fruits, drinks, and desserts. Recipe to try: Glazed Black Pepper Bacon.
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Aleppo Pepper: This only moderately-hot middle eastern pepper is slightly smoky, a little bit fruity, and almost cumin-like. One of my favorite things to cook is aglio e olio - thin spaghetti tossed with a simple sauce of garlic, spicyRead More »from 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Meals