Now is the time for foodies and food writers to put their own stamp on what is a well-practiced look-ahead often titled "top food trends of 2012." If it was my list, the food trends could swing between "crunchy" and "creamy" peanut butter and "red delicious" versus "gala" apples. To give the reader a little more imagination than that, I've assembled food trends for 2012 penned by foodies with considerably more sophistication.
Here is coverage from the blog from the James Beard Foundation:
The list of 2012 trends: Locavorism, Redefined; Doughnut World Tour; Thai Revival; New Nordic Pantry; Canelés: The New New Cupcakes; Eat-in Kitchen, Reinvented; Bloody Good Food; Diminishing Portion Sizes.
From Food Channel
Top trends: 1. Black Market Foods; 2: Inconspicuous Consumption; 3. Social Media; 4. Shopping Schizophrenia; 5. Beyond Ramen Noodles; 6. So THAT’s What it Tastes Like! ;
7. The New Agri-Chef; 8. Groovin’ On Peruvian.9. Social Cooking; 10. The Rise of the YouTube Chef.
Top 10 trends: 1. Regional producers get a boost; 2. Uplifting food and drink to improve our moods ; 3. Packaging innovations to provide the answer; 4. Learning to grow your own, bake your own, make your own; 5. Foraging for truffles, mushrooms, wild berries and edible mini-beasts; 6. Going beyond the dinner party: at-home dining occasions become more regular ; 7. Dusting off the recipe books and cooking from scratch; 8. Food on-the-go gets a facelift; 9. Megatrends; and 10. Original food and drink pairing: inspiration for the nation
Front Burner: The Return of Hotel Dining
Back Burner: Pop-Up Restaurants
Front Burner: Fin-to-Tail Eating
Back Burner: Lobster Rolls
Front Burner: Singapore
Back Burner: Brooklyn
Front Burner: "Moonshine"
Back Burner: Celebrity Vodkas
Front Burner: Happy Diet
Back Burner: Wheat Belly
Front Burner: High-End Indian
Back Burner: High-End Korean
Front Burner: Fennel Pollen
Back Burner: Edible Dirt
COOKING AT HOME
Front Burner: Homemade Dairy
Back Burner: Pig Roasts
Front Burner: Fried Sweet Dough
Back Burner: Mini Desserts
Front Burner: Cheesemaker
Back Burner: Mixologist
TK: I'm calling the number one food trend of 2012: creamy pb all the way...
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