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Top 20 Food Trends for 2010 March 1, 2010

Filed under: Food,Health,Local,News and Blogs — Annette @ 9:29 am

Our food environment is changing. Check out this year’s Top 20 Food Trends, as reported by the National Restaurant Association. Overall, these are really, really good things.

  1. Locally grown produce
  2. Locally sourced meats and seafood
  3. Sustainability
  4. Bite-size/mini desserts
  5. Locally-produced wine and beer
  6. Nutritionally balanced children’s dishes
  7. Half-portions/smaller portion for a smaller price
  8. Farm/estate-branded ingredients
  9. Gluten-free/food allergy conscious
  10. Sustainable seafood
  11. Superfruits (e.g. acai, goji berry, mangosteen, purslane)
  12. Organic produce
  13. Culinary cocktails (e.g. savory, fresh ingredients)
  14. Micro-distilled/artisan liquor
  15. Nutrition/health
  16. Simplicity/back to basics
  17. Regional ethnic cuisine
  18. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char, barramundi)
  19. Newly fabricated cuts of meat (e.g. Denver steak, pork flat iron, Petite Tender)
  20. Fruit/vegetable children’s side items
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