Food Trends

After posting the other day about fashion trends (or lack there of), my sister told me about a website that highlights up-and-coming food trends.

This information comes from the Food Watch Trends website. Check it out for more information!

These are the current food trends for “mainstream” America:

- balsamic vinegar

- sweet potatoes

- packaged salad greens

- panini

- chipotle chiles

- Gorgonzola cheese

Then there are those people who are tip-toeing around the idea of embracing any food trend but can’t quite make the full leap. These people can be found eating:

- caramelized anything

- Mexican chocolate

- habanero chiles

- panko

- crab cakes

- sea salt

And for those yuppies out there who are more adventurous, urban, and well-educated, these are the new foods to be on the watch for:

- alfajor cookies: a sugar cookie filled with dulce de leche and then rolled in coconut


- aracine (I couldn’t quite figure out what exactly these are.)


- garam masala: a blend of Indian spices used to add “heat” to dishes


- panzanella: a bread salad with tomatoes, onions, basil, olive oil, and vinegar


- Spanish cheeses


- tamarind: an Indian date


I loved researching these different foods and discovering what else is out there! Can I please find a job like this?


This morning I ran 6 miles outside. It was pretty slow going: I was plodding through snow, I was hungry, my legs felt tired from my two-a-day workout yesterday, and just physically tired, so I took it easy and spent my time daydreaming about summer! Although I probably can’t complain about 32* when there are wicked windchills elsewhere.


Distance: 6 miles

Time: 53 minutes

Weather: 32 degrees, no wind

After work today, Craig and I went to the gym where I lifted weights for 30 minutes. I alternated between arm lifts and ab workouts.



What other items would you classify as an up-and-coming food trend?

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15 thoughts on “Food Trends

  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of people use cardamom in their dishes. Some friends of mine had my husband and I over for dinner recently and they made us honey cardamom coriander walnut milkshakes, and they, were, AWESOME! I highly recommend this combination.

  2. Hi! I’ve recently discovered your blog and been following for a little while :)

    I actually know what Arancini are! They’re an Italian dish – risotto balls, coated in bread crumbs, and deep fried. Totally not health food, but yummy nonetheless!

    Really interesting post!

  3. I liked the post, especially how you described each categorized of the different food trends and the pictures of the upcoming food trends. Now I know a little bit more about those foods because I had never heard of any of those foods and no one in my class did either.

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