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olive podcast: Gurd Loyal's top 10 food trends for 2022

Published: January 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm

In this week's episode, we interview columnist and trend expert Gurd Loyal on his food trends hot list for 2022

olive's columnist and trend expert Gurd Loyal shares his food trends hot list for 2022 including hybrid fruit and veg, fusion heritage cuisines and global hot sauces. Listen in to hear about pears disguised as apples, umami Ghanaian chilli oil and the return of the Chelsea bun.


Check back next week to hear Jeremy Pang chat about Chinese New Year, including dishes that bring luck and wealth and why rice is always on the table.

Try Gurd Loyal's trend-led recipes here:

Pandan cookies

Gurd's chewy white chocolate crinkle cookies bring out pandan’s sweet tropical aromas. Enjoy on their own or sandwiched with ice cream.

A beige background topped with green cookies

Umeboshi salmon skewers

The savoury miso and aromatic sesame oil in these salmon skewers bring out the moreish tartness of umeboshi paste – serve with steamed rice for a light dinner.

A metal tray topped with skewers pierced with chunks of salmon with spring onions and lime

Coconut tiger prawns

A showstopping prawn platter, this recipe is a combination of coconutty South Indian and toasty Middle Eastern flavours. Delicious finished with a lime dressing and served with herby quinoa.

A platter of prawns with quinoa

Honey-masala spatchcock chicken

You'll need both time and patience for this epic spatchcock chicken dish, made sticky with a honey-masala glaze. Serve with a fresh corn and mango salad.

A whole roast chicken on a mango salad

Hibiscus, pomegranate and rose shrub

Experiment with hibiscus powder to make this delightful summery shrub – think of it as a sweetly acidic, grown-up cordial.

A glass of bright red liquid with ice and a slice of orange on a white stone coaster

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