For the fourth consecutive year, http://www.flavourforecast.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Schwartz for Chef](http://www.schwartzforchef.com/) has teamed up with eight leading chefs - all members of the Craft Guild of Chefs - to predict which flavour pairings are likely to be tantalising our taste buds in the coming year.
Ideas were submitted by Mark Hix, Simon Rimmer, Nick Vadis, Christopher Basten, Simon Hulstone, Jean-Philippe Bidart, Michael Godfrey and Gary Hunter. Their top tips were:
â- Turmeric and tomato
â- Cinnamon and hazelnut
â- Coconut and chive
â- Oregano and butter beans.
Simon Hulstone, of Torquay's Elephant restaurant - and Britain's representative in this year's Bocuse d'Or finals - came up with an unusual twist on the cinnamon-hazelnut combination. "This is an easy pairing for a dessert but I have used it in a salad instead," he said.
"A chilli-cinnamon sauce works well with the sweetness of scallops and roasted hazelnuts bring the dish back with a strong, earthy feel."
"By engaging with chefs and cooks across the industry, we have discovered some wonderful recipe ideas that help to bring our 2011 Flavour Forecast to life," said James Millward, commercial director at Schwartz parent company McCormick
The recipe ideas can be downloaded from [www.flavourforecast.com