Of course, at the start of each year, there’s always an abundance of food trends that hit the headlines. Most are rather wacky and wonderful so we have hand-picked a few that you can easily incorporate into a delicious dinner party menu and without having to spend hours trying to find the ingredients.
Charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier and it’s definitely a talking point when added to any dish. Here’s a few of our favourites…
Charcoal Sourdough – serve with an infused butter, our favourite right now is Marmite Butter!
Blackout Juice – a shot served at the end of a meal to ease digestion
Pimp up your pancakes this February – add charcoal to the mix and serve with a Lemon Curd…it’ll definitely be a talking point!
Move over Kale, Cauliflower is the veggie to watch this year. This beauty is incredibly versatile – serve whole as a “steak” for a vegetarian main dish, blitz it up and serve as an alternative to rice for those carb-free diners or roast it and pair with mint and pomegranate for a mighty fine salad.
Try Alex’s Coronation Cauliflower Recipe to get you started…
Think Beetroot Labneh, Black Sesame Tahini, Orange & Rose Petal Butter… it’s time to pimp up your condiments this year. Get creative with your ingredients and serve with raw Broccoli or Baby Crudities. Dips are perfect to pre-make and have on hand to settle in hungry guests.
Purple foods are popping up just about everywhere – from purple carrots and cauliflower to acai and black rice, make a statement with having something purple on your plate. High in anti-oxidants, purple produce is considered not only delicious and healthy but also easy on the eye.
IN TRADITIONS WE TRUST
Think 70s classics with a twist…we’ve been singing sherry’s praises in 2016 which we’re carrying through to this year. If you aren’t confident enough to serve it up as a drink to your guests, try Alex’s Sherry Fudge recipe as an after dinner treat.