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:
Gurd's chewy white chocolate crinkle cookies bring out pandan’s sweet tropical aromas. Enjoy on their own or sandwiched with ice cream.
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 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.
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.
Experiment with hibiscus powder to make this delightful summery shrub – think of it as a sweetly acidic, grown-up cordial.