3 Things To Love About Hispanic Heritage Month

Diners are always looking for reasons to get together and try new dishes. What better way to draw them in than by celebrating the contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made on some of our favorite cuisines?

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Hot or Not?

When it comes to the latest food trends, you see the word “bold” everywhere. But what does it actually mean in terms of the flavors consumers are craving? Hot? Spicy? Or something different altogether? We looked into this flavorful descriptor to get a better sense of what bold means for you and your menu.

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Science, Psychology or Something Else?

Comfort food has become a big topic in the food industry. Everything from bold twists on traditional dishes to the rising popularity of old school supper clubs and retro cocktails. What is it about these comforting nostalgic foods that draw people in? It started with the pandemic, but what does the ongoing popularity mean for you and your menu? We set out to better understand the allure of all things starchy, fatty and wonderfully delicious.

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Tex-Mex vs Mexican: What is the difference?

We get this question a lot and it’s a tricky one to answer. In part because there is no singular way to define Mexican food. The country itself is huge — the 13th largest in the world — with several distinct regions, cultures and cuisines that could all be classified as Mexican.

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Our 15 Minutes of Hot Sauce Fame

Authenticity is at the heart of every Mexican flavor we create. But just saying that isn’t nearly as compelling as seeing our products appear in a popular Netflix show. Yes, our very own HERDEZ® Avocado Hot Sauce was in three episodes of the latest season of Taco Chronicles. And we are thrilled to see it being used by some of our favorite Mexican chefs.

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What’s Next for Birria?

Named one of the fastest-growing food trends of 2020, birria is a foodie favorite heading toward mainstream popularity. It’s most commonly associated with tacos, stews and consommés, but its uses are only getting more deliciously diverse. So, what’s next for this new Mexican flavor mainstay? Now’s the time to see where it could take your menu.

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Capturing the Hottest Global Food Trend is Easier Than Ever

It comes as no surprise that the National Restaurant Association has named global flavors one of the industry’s biggest trends in its What’s Hot 2022 Culinary Forecast. The report notes ethnic foods typically score highly each year. One of the biggest reasons for ethnic food’s long-lasting popularity is the global mindset of millennial and Gen Z diners, who are now a core demographic for restaurants.

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Avocado Prep Doesn’t Have to Be the Pits

Avocados have certainly found their fame in recent years. From avocado toast to using avocados as a base for smoothies, salads, breakfast dishes, sandwiches, avocados are definitely having their moment!

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