bowl of kimchi

Kimchi: How To Use It And Why You Should Love This Food Trend

What do you get when you combine the trends of fermented and spicy? You get kimchi (or kimchee)–a tangy and hot 4,000-year-old Korean staple that’s like a cross between a pickle and a salad. Kimchi is showing up everywhere right now. Rightfully so, if you ask us. We love the stuff.

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dessert trends

Sweet Trios, Sweet Breakfast Cornbread, and Other Sweet Ideas

There is one flavor category that is always in style — sweet. Trends in texture, quality, and presentation may change, but we the people want sweet as part of the meal and in a decadent dessert. That will never change.

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soursop in tree

2017 Unusual Food Trends

The foods on FDR’s 2017 list of unusual food trends are so “in” that they are almost “out.” We didn’t put them on the official FDR food and beverage trends list because, honestly, we can’t stomach them or don’t expect them to go mainstream anytime soon despite the buzz.

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ethnic breakfast trends

The International Breakfast Food Trend

Sometimes a stack of sticky pancakes with maple syrup won’t do. Sometimes you need something with some salt and umami – something that’ll wake up your taste buds and make you break a sweat. If you’re someone who empties a bottle of hot sauce on your eggs in the morning, you’ll be happy to hear…

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hawaiian food trends

Hawaiian “Local Food” on the Mainland

Most traditional Hawaiian food came from somewhere else. Early Polynesians brought taro, yams, coconut, bananas, sugarcane, pork, and chicken. Europeans and Americans built sugarcane and pineapple plantations, which brought immigrants and cuisine from China, Korea, Japan, Portugal, and the Philippines. There were Mormon Samoans, Mexican cowboys, and then American GIs who introduced islanders to the…

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dark chocolate trend

Food Trend: To the Bitter End

Chefs work with all of the tastes to create balance: salt, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami. We all have a special place in our hearts for salt, sweet, sour, and umami…but bitter?

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