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What were you craving throughout the month of June? According to the Canadian Living magazine, it’s CHEESECAKE! It was the No. 1 search term during  June 2011 (also for  April 2011) – and it went up 56% compared to June 2010.

The same report also gave us a glimpse of general food trends. So compared to the same time last year, what has become the “in” thing to have?

  • Pizza dough (for homemade pizza)
  • Rhubarb (it’s true – I’ve had a few things rhubarb in June!)
  • Cheesecake (can’t really tell – I always crave a nice slice of cheesecake)
  • Chicken breasts (my opinion must not have counted for this – never a fan)
  • Chicken thighs (OK, how can both chicken breasts and thighs make the list?!)

Time for a piece of good cheesecake. Mmm…

Does this match what you had at home and/or ate out last month? Were you craving some cheesecake last month? What are you craving right now?

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I came across the following top 10 flavour pairings in the Chefs Quarterly magazine by the BC Chefs Association. This marks the 10th year of the Flavour Forecast, compiled by McCormick, a company that specializes in spices, herbs and seasonings. Although this list may be biased towards the company’s own offering, I think it’s an interesting read for hobby chefs who enjoy experimenting with different flavours and spices. On its website, it also has a number of recipes for each flavour pairing – of course, using its own products – but I’m sure any brand of the same product would do the job.

Enjoy this read. If you ever try the flavour pairing and like it, please feel free to let me know.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab & Creole Mustard

Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab & Creole Mustard (Photo from McCormick's website)

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