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Flavor Reversal

The line between savory and sweet is blurred in modern cuisine

Implications - As the consumer desire for novelty and uniqueness increases, acknowledged societal standards are broken. This can be seen in all industries, but most tangibly in cuisine with flavor reversal. Sweet elements are being incorporated into savory dishes and vice-versa, adding an element of extremist experience into the dining experience.
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Jun 12 — Nov 15
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Featured Examples

Meaty Booze-Infused Desserts
Meaty Booze-Infused Desserts
The Bacon and Beer Cupcake Recipe is a Tempting Treat
This bacon and beer cupcake recipe is perfect for any meat enthusiast. Perhaps the most manly cupcake in existence, this takes two unlikely ingredients to make a decidedly bizarre baked good.... MORE
Cute Cinco De Mayo Confections
Cute Cinco De Mayo Confections
The Mini Taco Cookies by Sandra Denneler Turns Savory into Sweet
The Cinco de Mayo holiday is fast approaching and for those who are looking for fun ways to celebrate, the Mini Taco Cookies could be just the trick. Since there will probably be a ton of actual... MORE
Sweet-and-Savory Donuts
Sweet-and-Savory Donuts
The Avocado Donut is a Healthy Gluten Free Dessert
Considering how common gluten intolerance is, it is not surprising that more and more health-conscious recipes addressing this issue are popping up across the Internet; the latest is the Avocado... MORE
Meatball Pasta Cones
Meatball Pasta Cones
This Reinterpretation on the Ice Cream Cone is a Savory Dish
For adventurous foodies searching for an alternative format to enjoy the comfort of a spaghetti meatball pasta, avant-garde chef Nick from Dude Foods might have come up with the ideal solution. The... MORE
Poutine-Inspired Desserts
Poutine-Inspired Desserts
This Donut Recipe from Psycho Donuts Turns Poutine into a Sweet Treat
The donut wizards over at Psycho Donuts have created a completely insane donut recipe. The final product will appear to look like a delicious poutine creation, however, it’s actually made from... MORE
Hybrid Cornish Pasties
Hybrid Cornish Pasties
This Holiday Pasty is Filled With Both Mincemeat and Vanilla Custard
In what is apparently a world first, this variation on Cornish pasties combines both mincemeat and custard. Available at the Cornwall-based Warren’s Bakery in the UK, which just happens to be... MORE
Caramel-Covered Dumplings
Caramel-Covered Dumplings
These Flaky Apple Dumplings are the Perfect Fall Dessert
‘Joy the Baker’ recently published a recipe for flaky apple dumplings. Although dumplings are traditionally thought of as a savory dish, they can also be made using sweet ingredients as... MORE
Bacon-Flavored Candy Floss
Bacon-Flavored Candy Floss
This Bacon Cotton Candy Offers a Lighter and Sweeter Take on Pork
This highly creative confectionery treat called ‘Bacon Cotton Candy’ is found online and in stores from the ‘Lester’s Fixin’ brand. This unique snack is a one-of-a-kind... MORE

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