Talking Flavor Trends With Gourmet Retailer Magazine
The December/January issue of Gourmet Retailer magazine, presents a Q&A with Chef Gorji and other chefs from around the country about what flavor trends they are seeing for 2015.
MAGAZINE | SPECIAL REPORT:
Dishing Out Flavor
Notable chefs from various areas of the country share what’s trending now and how they’re planning for the year ahead. They also serve up some advice for gourmet retailers.
By Anna Wolfe
Flavor Trends 2015
Chef Gorji says he is seeing an increased interest in tart and tangy flavors at his upscale restaurant, Canary By Gorji and in questions from people about recipes using his Gorji Gourmet Foods® product line. In fact, he has launched a new sauce with heat and tang. The new addition to Gorji Gourmet Foods is Arrabiata Diavolo, and it is devilishly tasty!
Read the full report on p38 of the digital version of the magazine at
Some excerpts from the Q&A.
What flavors will be popular in 2015 and beyond?
Due to health problems associated with sugar and sweets, I believe tart and tangy flavors like limes (citrus), yogurts and vinegars are making a good start, even though it is really hard to fight sweet.
See Lime’s Time Has Come for more on the tangy trend he has seen coming for the last couple of years. http://www.prweb.com/releases/chefgorji/lime/prweb10866288.htm
What trends will carry over to the home chef?
The interest in creating gourmet meals at home, using better quality ingredients, and this move to try and experiment with tanginess. In my cooking classes and discussions of my cookbook, people want to know how to achieve these better tasting meals, where to find the best ingredients and how to use some of these emerging flavors they are hearing more about.
Children And Teenagers Taking To Modern Savory Tastes
What advice would you offer gourmet retail stores?
To be more open to new products, and if they taste good, to embrace them … Look for new products in compliance with the new thoughts as well as the old. In my own demos, I revel in joy when I see how young children and teenagers are taking to these modern, cleaner, less sugary tastes.
Gorji, a fine dining restaurant featuring “New Mediterranean Cuisine, Championship Steak and Sustainable Seafood” with a curated domestic and international wine list. It is the first no tipping restaurant in Dallas. Named Dallas’ Best Steakhouse 2021 By Dallas Observer. In March 2021 Gorji celebrated its 18th anniversary. Located at 5100 Belt Line Rd, Suite 402, Dallas, TX 75254. 972-503-7080 gorjirestaurant.com
Gorji Gourmet Foods Includes Pomodoro, Puttanesca and Arrabiata Diavolo pasta sauces, Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Dipping Oil & Marinade. They have won a total of 38 awards in blind judging food competitions. They are available in DFW Whole Foods, Jimmy’s Food Store, Gorji restaurant, GorjiGourmet and Amazon.
Zing! Cookbook features “New Mediterranean Cuisine” recipes and has won 5 domestic and international awards. It is available for purchase at Gorji restaurant and amazon.com.