Global Appetizer

North American consumers turn to exotic appetizers for experiential appeal

Implications - Consumer taste profiles are not only growing more experimental, but also more global in scope, as spicy and fusion flavors become more popular. When it comes to appetizers, North American consumers are opting for ethnic variations of popular street food. Consuming these foods in appetizer portions not only make them more accessible; it also indicates that common indulgences in other parts of the world are being elevated for upscale enjoyment in a North American context.
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Spicy Falafel Bites - These Bite-Sized Falafels are Made from Cauliflower Instead of Chickpeas
SCORE 4.4
Average 380 Clicks Pub: Dec 1, 15
Spicy Falafel Bites
These Bite-Sized Falafels are Made from Cauliflower Instead of Chickpeas
The ‘Cook Republic’ blog recently published a recipe for spicy falafel bites made from cauliflower instead of chickpeas. Falafels are vegetarian patties commonly enjoyed in the Middle... [More]
Globally Inclusive Tacos - These Falafel Tacos Celebrate Cultural Influences from Mexico
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Average 378 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 15
Globally Inclusive Tacos
These Falafel Tacos Celebrate Cultural Influences from Mexico
Chef Farid Zadi of Revolutionario Tacos created falafel tacos to be a globally inclusive dish. While traditional tacos combine a variety of flavors already, this particular dish boasts cultural... [More]
Spicy Chickpea Fritters - This Simple Mediterranean Dish Features Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Turmeric
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Mild 224 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 15
Spicy Chickpea Fritters
This Simple Mediterranean Dish Features Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Turmeric
The ‘Minimalist Baker’ blog recently put together a simple recipe for making spicy chickpea fritters. While chickpeas are often associated with dishes such as falafels and hummus, the... [More]
Gourmet Dumpling Menus - East London's Eastern-Themed Menu Caters to an Australian Audience
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Mild 112 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 16
Gourmet Dumpling Menus
East London's Eastern-Themed Menu Caters to an Australian Audience
East London is a newly opened Australian eatery that offers gourmet dumplings to Paddington residents. Located inside the Sydney suburb’s The London Hotel, this Asian eatery is headed by famed... [More]
Spicy Squash Tacos - These Curried Butternut Squash Tacos Fuse Cultural Flavors and Aesthetics
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Mild 60 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
Spicy Squash Tacos
These Curried Butternut Squash Tacos Fuse Cultural Flavors and Aesthetics
This recipe for Curried Butternut Squash Tacos offers the flavors of India with a Mexican meal aesthetic. Quite autumnal and easy to make, these tacos are a contemporary meal worth making this season.... [More]
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