What's hot and what's over

What's hot

As we enter the new year, Eater has been taking a number of surveys to wrap up 2012. Their latest survey on food trends, obtained by interviewing a number of food writers, not only looks back at 2012, but also looks forward to 2013.

In their introduction, they state "Eater's survey of 2012 continues with a discussion of  what's relevant in restaurants around the world. And what's over. There's plenty of enthusiasm for fermentation, for good sourcing as a given and not a plus, regional cooking, and an emphasis on vegetables. Things that are on their way out - or should be on their way out - include communal tables, fatty food, the obsession with New Nordic Cuisine, and overly-manipulated food."

Other trends that struck us as interesting include pork (bacon) being on the way out, as is banh mi, but two "c's" seem to be coming in - condiments  and cocktails. So take a look, and let us know what you think. And if you agree about condiments, here's a list of books from the EYB library for inspiration.

1 Comment

  • Queezle_Sister  on  12/23/2012 at 7:18 PM

    I'm glad to hear that bacon and fatty foods are on their way out, and that veggies will be emphasized. I can also say that among my group of cooking friends, there is HUGE interest in cocktails!

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