Rhubarb has long been seen as having medicinal properties and was originally used as a medicine in ancient China. It was brought to Europe by Marco Polo and has been eaten as a food since the 18th Century.
Flavours are becoming increasingly important in both sweet and savoury food lines. In savouries, marinades and dips are increasingly coming in a wide range of spice levels from mild to fiery hot. Additionally fruit salsas, dressings and sauces are also on the rise with strawberry, mango, citrus, pineapple, coconut, cranberry and banana popular flavours.
Exotic flavours abound; Coconut is a really key flavour just now seen everywhere from fresh coconut water being sold on stands, to coconut cupcakes, macaroons and yoghurts. Sometimes on its own but also with other flavours such as mango, cherry, vanilla and banana.
The popularity of the cupcake continues to rise and show no sign of slowing. Here, Technical Representitive Neil Towse shows you how easy it is to create beautiful, premium cupcakes with a range of Macphie products.