From Gourmet Ramadan Menus to AI American Beef Alternatives

By: Jana Pijak - Aug 3, 2016
These global flavor innovations range from seasonal Mexican food menus to Italian meals that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. Standouts include gourmet Ramadan menus like The Manzil Downtown Dubai's offering that includes both suhur and iftar options -- catering to visitors who are looking to indulge both before and after their daily prayer.

In addition to religious meals, other notable examples include perfume-themed craft cocktails and purple potato lattes that replace traditional beverage contents with culturally significant ingredients. Furthermore, these global flavor innovations include themed food festivals like events centering around South African jerky snacks, rich curry spices or Brazilian culinary offerings.

As our world becomes more diverse, meals that were once traditional are becoming more adventurous and experimental. This is a result of hybrid ingredients, molecular gastronomy prep techniques and most importantly multiculturalism -- the driving force behind the culinary industry's flavor evolution.