Flavour of The Month: Sour Solution

The act of puckering one’s lips and experiencing a tingling sensation in the jaw, once instinctively associated with detecting the presence of poisonous or spoiled foods, has evolved into essential cues, guiding us through the exploration of diverse flavours and cuisines. The sour taste, triggered by a product’s low pH, whether coming from the acids in unripe fruit, spoiled milk, or the sharpness of confections, is a fundamental feature of our five senses, evoked by a chemical reaction.

Flavour of The Month: Coffee

Rise and shine to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, an essential product in 80% of households. This revitalizing elixir proudly holds the coveted title of Britain’s most cherished hot beverage. Coffee enthusiasts indulge in its diverse forms, from pure espresso to luxurious Frappuccino, showcasing its ever-expanding presence in the market. Each consumer imparts a personal twist, creating a unique satisfaction for every palate.

Flavour of The Month: Umami Caramel

Umami, translated from Japanese as ‘pleasant savoury tastes,’ stands out as one of the five key senses when experiencing flavour and is different from salt. Since early times when humans first began tasting foods, the flavour of umami has been intricately linked with protein, triggering the brain’s desire for more as a survival instinct.

Flavour of The Month: Pistachio

The pistachio affectionately nicknamed the “happy” or “smiling” nut, is a food gem that elicits positive sentiments. Steeped in history, pistachio trees are one of the oldest flowering nut trees, with evidence suggesting their consumption by common folks as early as 6750 BC.

Flavour of The Month: Black Forest

The black forest gateau was designed to suit a multitude of occasions. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a unique Christmas dessert, a solemn funeral gathering, or a cheerful picnic with loved ones, this cake is meant to be enjoyed together.

Flavour of The Month: Pear

The timeless pear, often outshone by the apple, is now stepping into the limelight. Pears symbolize longevity, well-being, and prosperity. With various shapes and sizes, they can occasionally be mistaken for apples. For instance, the nashi pear might look like an apple at first glance, but its unique flavour and texture set it apart entirely.

Flavour of The Month: Pumpkin Pie
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Autumn has swept in, ushering in a medley of celebrations across the world. From the UK’s harvest festival to Asia’s moon festival, Germany’s Oktoberfest, and Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos, this season resonates with honor and revelry.

A quintessential taste that dominates this period, notably highlighted during the American Thanksgiving holiday, is pumpkin pie. This timeless dessert boasts a delectable pumpkin custard filling crafted from pumpkin, eggs, condensed milk, sugar, and spices. Pumpkins, one of the first edibles brought to Europe after the New World exploration, have since become a staple, especially in England, where they’re cherished for Halloween pumpkin-picking rituals.

The pumpkins destined for pie-making, affectionately known as ‘sugar pumpkins’ due to their sweetness and modest size, are little larger than grapefruits. Today, canned pumpkin puree has surpassed homemade preparation in popularity, giving rise to the iconic Libby’s puree pumpkin can.

The traditional English pumpkin pie recipe of yore vastly differed from the modern version we adore. Initially, it resembled a savory soup, sparsely seasoned. However, contemporary pumpkin pie has morphed into a delightful amalgam of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, harmonizing into a custard perfection.

In the past year, innovative hybrids have emerged, showcasing the boundless potential of this flavor profile. Now, we savor pumpkin-filled doughnuts crowned with a caramelized brûlée, ice creams swirled with velvety pumpkin custard, and a spectrum of pumpkin spice beverages—from Frappuccinos and lattes to ales and beers infused with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Pumpkin pie’s essence has even infiltrated cheesecakes and French toasts.

The only lingering quandary is how to crown your pumpkin pie. The choices abound, spanning from billowy whipped cream and hearty oatmeal crumble to rich chocolate, luscious gelato, and tangy cranberries—endless avenues of flavor exploration await.

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Flavour of The Month: Honey

Honey, adding its delicious touch to both savoury and sweet dishes, whilst also providing medicinal properties and mood-booting powers – what else can this miracle substance do?

Flavour of The Month: White Peach

It’s time to shine the spotlight on a remarkable drupe, the white peach. Often overlooked, these peaches are renowned for their soft, edible skin, juicy flesh, and stone centre.

Flavour of The Month: Passion Fruit

The sun shining down, warm sand between your toes, a gentle sea breeze caressing your skin, and a porn star martini in hand. What could evoke the essence of a tropical getaway more than this? The answer lies in the luscious passion fruit – a sweet yet tart, tingling sensation that embodies the treasure of exotic indulgence.