Epicurious.com put together a list of food trends for 2013. Cauliflower is in. Kale is out, according to the list.
Vegetable plates are in and meatballs are out. (Hmm.)
Toronto is in as the foodie city and Portland is out.
Exercising to eat is in (as in I need to burn XXX calories to enjoy that ridiculous desert so I will run first and then eat) and dieting is out. But healthy eating in moderation is in. (I actually do see a lot of people on Facebook writing about not diet resolutions, just eating in moderation.)
About the only trend that Michael bought on this list was that Brazilian food would be very hot due to the upcoming World Cup being held there in 18 months. (Wasn’t it hot a few years ago with that meat restaurant where they carved meat off the stick onto your plate – Fogo de Chao?)
Also according to Epicurous.com, Southern comfort foods are OUT! (Stab to my heart!)
“Comodo’s Instagram menu (full disclosure: Carolina moonlights there) and the rise of the iPad in the dining room mean it’s only a matter of time before more restaurants opt for pixilation over paper.”
Have you seen an Instagram menu? Have you seen people using their iPads in a restaurant. I have no doubt people are shooting with their phones but iPads seem bulky for that purpose.
Retailers want the iPad to be the next big cooking accessory selling equipment to hold the iPads in the kitchen as well as amplify the sound of the cooking video you are watching but I don’t like using Michael’s iPad to cook.
My printer wasn’t working the other day so I had to use the iPad for a recipe and it kept going black and then I had to touch it with my dirty hands to bring it back on to see what I was supposed to add next. It was very annoying! I prefer my print-outs from recipe sites that way it doesn’t matter if my fingers are wet or dirty.
So what do you think? What will the next big food trend be at your house? Will you use the iPad to cook? Are you excited about Brazilian food? Will you be casting aside meatballs and mac and cheese for vegetable plates? What will you be serving in 2013? What food trends will be seen in your home?