Food Trends 2012

By / Food / May 7th, 2012 / 1

100 chefs were asked what they think the popular food trends of 2012 will be. African cuisine, black garlic and gluten-free beer top the list of up-and-coming menu trends. Although the first two are new to the list, gluten-free food and drink has been on the trend radar for a few years. Given the health issues that many people experience when they eat gluten, the trend is really not surprising. It demonstrates that chefs are keeping abreast of consumer needs.

Up and comers are menu items that could be the next hot trend, as interest in these items is quickly increasing. Here’s the latest news on what’s hot.

  • African cuisine
  • Black garlic
  • Gluten-free beer
  • Red rice
  • Peruvian cuisine
  • Vegetable ceviche
  • Micro-distilled/ artisan liquor
  • Goat
  • Game bird appetizers (e.g. duck, quail)
  • Savoury ice creams
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