Food industry is an ever evolving industry and culinary trends in food industry are ever changing! Today’s culinary trends in food industry may lose its luster few months down the line. Unlike the fashion industry, where the same set of trends keep going and coming around- with a slight variation, food industry always brings out something new on to your plates. The number of ingredients to experiment with is countless – countless textures, colors, flavors and unparalleled talent.
You are missing out on something if you do make these food trends a part of your culinary experiences. So, here is a list of few culinary trends in food industry that became quite popular in the later half of this decade. Include them in your next cooking activity!!
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Latest Culinary trends in food industry
Culinary trend of Smoothies and Probiotics
With the given pace that we are living our lives, we have little to no time to feed ourselves a lavish breakfast. Gone are the days when mothers would make eggs as per liking. And toast, home fries, bacon, fresh cut fruit and fresh squeezed juices for breakfast. A busy mom prefers blending up frozen berries or bananas with some probiotic yogurt, chia seeds, top it off with organic coconut sugar and some nuts. That’s a modern day breakfast for you!
Vegan cheese and milk
There are increasing number of people with various allergies and sensitivities, dairy being one of them. There is an increasing demand for non-dairy milk and cheese. Vegan trend has contributed towards this. Cashews and nutritional yeast are used to bring out the ‘cheesy’ flavor and smooth texture. Do give it a try if you haven’t, it will not disappoint you.
Sushi platters and buffets
Colorful, flavorful sushi and sashimi is probably the most popular choice of lunch in 2019, according to a recent study. It’s easy, quick and filling, and healthy to an extent. Unlimited sushi buffets have taken the eating game to a totally next level though. Using an iPad to place orders and having an array of delicious food brought to your table is totally the highlight of this decade.
Culinary trend of Grazing tables
Easy to feed, easy to please and easy to make! Large weddings, cocktail receptions, engagement parties! Whatever be the occasion, a beautifully crafted grazing table covers each an every picky eater you have on your guest list. An assortment of cured meats, cheeses, dips, pickles, marmalade, crackers, fresh fruits, nuts, crackers, breads, chocolate- phew!! Definitely a crowd pleaser.
Ethnic cuisines as a food trend
Increasing demand for vegetarian and vegan food has forced many chefs to stretch their cooking boundaries. As a result, they now include different ethnic foods which are originally vegan or vegetarian. The use of ethnic ingredients, spice blends, cooking and serving techniques has opened up the palates of customers who want to indulge in vibrant and flavorful culinary experience. Be it Ethiopian injera or Burmese curry or Middle-eastern Za’atar. People are more aware of these ingredients and flavors than ever before.
Culinary trend of Gluten-free
This is an easy one. It is trendy to avoid wheat. Maybe because it is ‘fattening’ or because it causes various disorders. Or maybe because we have developed a sensitivity or simply because gluten-free!! Everything is gluten-free these days from breads to beer.
Artisan breads are made using select varieties of grains like Kamut, Teff, Rye, Buckwheat, Spelt etc. If you use a sourdough starter, it involves a bit more skill and patience, and gives the bread a beautiful flavor and texture.
Ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth, millet, sorghum, teff etc are not uncommon if you come from a country in Africa or Asia. These probably have been a part of your regular diet. However, they are gaining popularity in the west thanks to their nutritional content and the variety of products you can make using them.
Naturally fermented foods are on the hit list for this decade. We know that it preserves and maintains a healthy gut bacteria culture. And Kombucha is a leading product when we talk of fermented foods. We use scoby bacteria to naturally ferment the sugars in a tea or a fruit drink, making it slightly sour and fizzy. It’s a great drink since there is no added sugar and is loaded with gut friendly bacteria. Oh and the flavors are absolutely amazing!!
Craft beer and liquor
Instead of opting for a commercially manufactured big brand bottle of beer, lately people are into supporting local brewing businesses. In the past, there was a huge demand for a certain kind of Cognac or Gin and we used to import it from a particular country. However, lately the younger generation are diving deep into the small batch brewed, local alcohol. Craft beer and liquor co-ops are gaining popularity without any doubt- it definitely is hip and trendy!
How many of these culinary trends in food industry have you tried or experienced? If not then it is definitely a time to indulge in some new culinary experiences!
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