We are back at it again, sampling the savory food habits that attract food lovers. The list features opinions and views of over a thousand professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation, social media trends and what the mainstream media is advocating for. And, with that said, Welcome to the top seven food trends of 2017.
- New Cuts of Meat
Remember the famous Turkish meme that took over Instagram almost immediately it was shared? Salt Bae, as he was fondly called, is the real face of the New Cuts of Meat. Chefs are applying a bit of ingenuity in their menus with new and affordable cuts like the shoulder tender, and oyster steak and guests are indeed falling in love with the new phenomenon.
- Street Culture-Inspired Cuisines
With many of the most popular food trips across the world centered on the most revered street culture and dining in all unpopular spots, the rise of street food-inspired dishes is a no shocker. The foods served in these joints are more than just a traditional dish. They harbor lots of information regarding the areas native favorite foods, culture, and notable places. And that’s why in 2017, many people will probably be part of the vast entourage of foodies touring many separate areas of the planet.
- Charcuterie made at home
Frozen meat is not the best, especially because the disease-causing bacteria are still living and can result in sickness. However, cured meat varieties are proving to be a hot food trend in 2017, amongst diners and chefs. Meat-loving consumers who love watching TV shows that feature cooking meat may have seen how home-made Charcuterie is winning over the hearts and minds of notable chefs.
- Hearty meals for kids
With the calls for consumption of healthy, organic dishes getting more vocal by the day, 2017 is yet again a great year for chefs, hoteliers, and restaurateurs to offer kids meal to delight on. Nutritious meals that provide perhaps the best nutrients needed for their vibrancy and optimal body growth will unquestionably be the order of the day in the future. But in the midst of all these, burgers will not take a back seat, much like eating salads, fruit, whole grains and low-fat foods.
- The sustainable seafood culture
First and foremost, seafood is gaining traction to a great magnitude. But the latest move is the sustainable seafood practice that entails chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers knowing the environmental impact of switching towards the foods vis-Ã -vis the conventional. It is all about being conscious with where the food is caught or raised and how it affects the ecosystem.
- Authentic and Ethnic cuisines
Other interesting trends in the food sector 2017 concerns how ethnic foods and global cuisines seem to be taking over the dieting scene. The adventurous millennial populace is increasingly exploring flavors and aromas of the past century and in the process uncovering sophisticated palates. The practice is unifying the world in a manner that has never been seen before.
- African Cuisines and Flavors
After sampling European, Asian and Caribbean foods, focus is slowly shifting towards Africa where some innate delicacies are yet to be uncovered. The practice is blamed on the ever-growing multicultural population all over the world and the continent finally coming of age. And, for once, no single 5-star or perhaps 7-star hotel is afraid of enlisting African flavors and ingredients on their menus.
Other equally incredible food habits and trends worth mentioning are the fact that diners being smart with what they eat and thus focusing more on heirloom produce. It is reasonable to add that homemade condiments are taking over the proverbial center-of-the-plate popularity. With all these practices in the future, it is safe to say that the future is indeed promising.
Favorite Meals of Famous Celebrities
Have you ever lied awake at night wondering what foods your favourite celebrities would call their favourites? Well, wonder no more! Here are the favourite meals of celebrities around the globe!
Our beloved handsome football star is a lover of escargot!
This super singer screams for ice cream. Though she’ll likely scream loudest for chocolate as that is her favorite flavour!
You’d never know it looking at her, but this Victoria’s Secret supermodel absolutely loves to eat fried chicken. Wish we could eat fried chicken and look as gorgeous as she does!
She doesn’t conjure up anything extravagant. In fact, her favourite meal to make at home is tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, salsa, and guacamole.
Â Justin Bieber
Every little girl around the world with a crush on him should know that if they made him Spaghetti Bolognese, they might just have his heart.
The singer, now expecting twins, has made it quite well-known that she absolutely adores pizza. No mention of what toppings she prefers, but it’s nice to know Bey likes the same things we like.
The Duchess loves sticky toffee pudding. How could we blame her? Excellent choice!
Perhaps by design, this grand fellow loves Diet Coke. He even professes to get out of bed in the middle of the night for it!
Could we love him anymore? Yes, because he loves cakes. And anyone that loves cake is a winner.
Similarly, this band loves cupcakes. Who doesn’t?
For this pop star, it’s marmite all the way!
Known for her riveting lyrics, you might be surprised to find that what rivets her is Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pop-Tarts.
World-famous actress Angelina Jolie has a taste for the eccentric. She’s claimed her children enjoy eating crickets, and also finds them appetizing, likening them to potato chips.
The Sports Illustrated beauty absolutely loves bacon. Ah, a woman after our own hearts!
The original pop tartlet has famously proclaimed her love of chocolate.
This singer and songwriter apparently loves an Asian flair. Pad Thai is said to be her favourite dish.
Would you have ever guessed that the food this American pop star loves the most is mushrooms? Yeah, us neither!
As the daughter of one of the most famous rockstars of our time, and famous in her own right for her many successes, Kelly loves chicken quesadillas.
What’s your favourite food? Does your favourite celebrity share your same tastes?
Let’s get talking !
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Why Organic Food Is Going Mainstream
One of the latest phenomena blossoming in the food industry is the changing consumer preference and the odds seemingly favoring those who love safe and chemical-free foods. The ballooning consumer demand is impressive granted that the bright star in the grocery business is a win-win for both the consumers and the growers. But, of particular importance is the reason people are going for these organic foods instead of the traditional ones.
Organic foods are nutritious with no chemical substances
Fueling the organic habit is the need for a better food alternative that puts nutrition and better health first. From plants to organic meats, all of them are perfect for those who would love to stay healthy and far from the many lifestyle based ills. Plants like beans, lentils, grains, nuts and seeds offer wide-ranging perks that keep us healthier while organic meat, fish, and other animal-based organic foods are also sustainable.
Food production is largely an industrialized process that also employs a heavy use of chemicals for aroma and as preservatives. But with consumer awareness becoming an order of the day nowadays and animal welfare calls becoming more vocal via the mainstream media, use of chemicals in food production is dwindling. In fact, antibiotic-free meats, milk, and eggs as a result of better animal husbandry practices are not a new thing anymore.
Better for the environment
Much like animal welfare, environmental awareness issues surrounding food production isn’t a new idea today, although organic food growers are trying to make their efforts enough for their environment. The move is bolstered by the fact that sustainable methods of growing these foods and keeping animals also impact the environment positively. And, given that there’s no use of chemicals, it is indeed true.
Who buys organic foods?
Getting these foods is becoming even easier, and prices are becoming more reasonable, and much of it is due to the large stores and foods grocers having them, including Wal-Mart and Wild Oats organic foods. And since the number of consumers in on a gradually rising trend, it isn’t hard to tell for sure who leads the line.
Millennial parents are the most tech-savvy and indeed health-savvy given that they occupy a massive 50% and even more of those who buy the organic foods. Generation X parents and baby boomers are other organic food enthusiasts, although it is the increasing number of organic food stores that serve as a perfect testament to the growing movement.
And what is fueling the habit?
Besides each of the above reasons, other reasons to try organic foods include:
- The rise of the many groups that connect over the web with intentions of emancipating the masses.
- Mainstreaming of veganism, without a doubt, gives rise to the organic food movement too.
- Fast food stores are starting to include organic food menus.
Do you buy organic foods ? Why do you do so ? Lets get talking.
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