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
- 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
- habanero chiles
- 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?