February 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- America's preference for more complex and intense taste experiences is a dynamic reflection of a new flavor confidence, says McCormick & Company Inc. TheMcCormickÆ Flavor ForecastÆ 2011 identifies leading culinary trends that will shape the way consumers eat in the year ahead and beyond. One of the leading trends in this year's report is craveable contrasts, which comes to life in 10 flavor pairings. These include: fennel and peri-perisauce; pickling spice and rice vinegar; roasted curry powder and wild mushroom; caramelized honey and adzuki red beans; ancho chile pepper and hibiscus; thyme and stone fruits; mustard seed and vermouth; cilantro and nut butters; herbes de Provence and popcorn; and green peppercorn and goat's milk. McCormick & Company Inc., www.FlavorForecast.com