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Sep 8, 2009 07:51 AM

2010 Food Trends

Any guess as to what 2010 will bring us in the way of food?

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  1. How about a return to champagne wishes and caviar dreams?

    Because I'm sick to death of recession-friendly anything.

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    1. re: shanagain

      I like this idea too! With the Vancouver Winter Olympics, it would be nice to see some Canadian game on menus as a trend. :o)

    2. I don't see anything on the horizon threatening to dethrone the biggest juggernaut food trend of them all: malnutrition.

      1. -Dueling theories, more intense than before, on what foods are actually bad for you (and some reprisals of that famous scene from Woody Allen's "Sleeper")

        -Artisanal revival (even more) of the not-a-filet parts of meaty animals that more people used to eat long ago, among elites

        -More trend toward unprocessed among the health-conscious elites

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        1. I thought this was going to be a massive list of food trends!

          Let's see... I'll try and predict a few (p) and make some up (m). This is for the UK.
          P: More home grown veg
          P: Many high quality fish cuts will go through the roof thanks to shortage, and also [more] responsible fishing techniques. I sadly anticipate paying £6-7 for a tuna steak from a store.
          P: An increase in consumption of other less recognisable seafood
          P: Increase in veganism, and improvement into availability and quality of vegan foods

          M: Someone is bound to "discover" or introduce a new obscure national cuisine, like malaysian or something
          M: Sausages will increase dramatically in price and quality

          T__T Oh man I love cooking!

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          1. re: Soop

            Definitely agree on the use of lesser known seafood. I live by the Chesapeake Bay and right now people are pushing for more use of the native sting ray that swim in these waters - they're calling it Chesapeake Ray. I've had it and it's not that bad.

            1. re: krisrishere

              Where can I find Chesapeake Ray (actually cownose ray) on the menu in the DC/MD/VA area?

            2. re: Soop

              From a UK perspective, I'd pretty much agree with Soop and add in a continued growth in the availability of regional produce. My supermarket now regularly stocks tomatoes that travel all of about two kilometres from where they are grown.

              As to the fish, I was in the supermarket yesterday and heard someone say that there was very little variety and it was really just all pollocks.

              1. re: Soop

                We have Malaysian here in Toronto. Then again, we have everything here except perhaps Maori and Easter Island.

              2. Coconuts! Real coconut.
                powder, oil, flour, paste, products

                The coconut is geting its just rewards in a major way!