Thank goodness there's somebody who keeps track of all this stuff!
McCormick, the spice and food company, announced "The mouth-watering Top 10 flavor pairings of 2007" recently.
Apparently the folks at McCormick research, along with "some of America's top chefs, television personalities, and cookbook authors", forecasted some of the flavor pairings that will dominate the trends in 2007.
What are they?
Clove and Green Apple
Thyme and Tangerine
Tellicherry Black Pepper and Berry
Sea Salt and Smoked Tea
Lavender and Honey
Crystallized Ginger and Salted Pistachio
Cumin and Apricot
Toasted Mustard and Fennel Seeds
Wasabi and Maple
Caramelized Garlic and Riesling Vinegar
There you have it, folks. And if you want some recipes using these flavors, you can go to http://www.mccormick.com
[I'm not too sure about the wasabi and maple thing, but then again, I've had stranger combos that tasted good.]