1. “Frugal is Fresh”
Private labels are in and brand names are unnecessary.
2. “Sustainable Living is Here to Stay”
Recessionary issues dictates grow your own, cook from scratch and shop online for the unique.
3. “Indian is the new Chinese”
Indian food boasts culinary influences from Chinese and other Asian regions, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Portuguese. The cuisine is so vast in its culinary spectrum that there is truly something for every discriminating palate.
4. “Comfort cafes, Bistros and Neighborhood Diners and Dives are in while Noodle Bars are out”
Consumers are looking for down home comfort food. Chicken is back to being the new white meat and fresh, simple and flavorful take priority.
5. “Curry is the spice of life for 2010″
Flavor, flavor, flavor is the word for 2010. The vast arrays of curries will sooth the savage beast and stimulate the dainties taste buds.
6. “Braising and Baking is the new sweet and simple”
You know how everything tastes better fried but with all the health warnings, high blood pressure and baby boomers looking for healthy alternatives, slow cooking brings out the savory sweetness of true flavors.
7. “Farmers Markets are the new Starbucks”
Looking for something unique, homemade, fresh and tasty? A stroll down to the local farmers market will direct you down the path of homemade goodness and good old fashioned food from the past.
8. “East Coast Eateries dominates from New York to D.C.”
Great chefs, restaurants, and local eateries are stepping up and providing affordable, fresh, farm raised food for the masses. This is a trend that will be around for a while.
9. “Homemade food is “In”
Forget additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, sweeteners and colors. We are looking for basic ingredients, gluten free, sweetened with honey or dried fruits and stewed in a cast iron Dutch oven.
10. “Rave Review” is the new Top Picks”
It’s the people’s choice, there is no snobby “Food Boss”; it’s all about “we the people.” Don believe what one person says when you can read and reflect on what thousands think online.