5 Food Trends in 2019

5 Food Trends To Cook This Year

5 Food Trends

To Cook This Year

Delicious fusion, old-school techniques, and more plants round out the list of predictions for 2019.

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5 Food Trends To Cook This Year

5 Food Trends

To Cook This Year

Delicious fusion, old-school techniques, and more plants round out the list of predictions for 2019.

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5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 1: Pacific Rim Fusion

Trend 1: Pacific Rim Fusion

What it is: When people refer to the Pacific Rim, they're talking about any country with a border that touches the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Rim fusion cooking, then, refers to dishes that meld the diverse techniques and ingredients found in countries and locales from the West Coast of the United States to New Zealand and Japan, to name just a few.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 1: Pacific Rim Fusion

Trend 1:
Pacific Rim Fusion

What it is: When people refer to the Pacific Rim, they're talking about any country with a border that touches the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Rim fusion cooking, then, refers to dishes that meld the diverse techniques and ingredients found in countries and locales from the West Coast of the United States to New Zealand and Japan, to name just a few.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Pacific Rim Fusion

Pacific Rim Fusion

Key ingredients/techniques:
Think ubiquitous dishes such as seafood tacos combined with unusual ingredients like coconut sauce, longganisa (Filipino sausage), and passion fruit smoothies.

Try it at home:
Look for recipes that offer a hodgepodge of fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, and lemongrass, or are infused with the bright zing of ingredients from warm weather climates, including Brussels sprouts and Meyer lemon pizza.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Pacific Rim Fusion

Pacific Rim Fusion

Key ingredients/techniques:
Think ubiquitous dishes such as seafood tacos combined with unusual ingredients like coconut sauce, longganisa (Filipino sausage), and passion fruit smoothies.

Try it at home:
Look for recipes that offer a hodgepodge of fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, and lemongrass, or are infused with the bright zing of ingredients from warmweather climates, including Brussels sprouts and Meyer lemon pizza.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 2: Classic Techniques

Trend 2: Classic Techniques

What it is: This trend homes in on time-tested cooking skills that your grandmother (or great-grandmother) would have used in the kitchen, but updates them with recipes that include ingredients geared for today's families.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 2: Classic Techniques

Trend 2:
Classic Techniques

What it is: This trend homes in on time-tested cooking skills that your grandmother (or great-grandmother) would have used in the kitchen, but updates them with recipes that include ingredients geared for today's families.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Classic Techniques

Classic Techniques

Key ingredients/techniques:
These recipes eliminate pretension in favor of basic skills, such as baking bread, roasting, and dicing, that you'll use over and over. Check out current titles by popular authors such as Julia Turshen, Patricia Wells, and Tamar Adler.

Try it at home:
A few good ingredients and more intuitive cooking are often the hallmarks of back-to-basics cooking. Great starter options include a vinaigrette, roasted chicken, or a pot of simmered and flavorful black beans.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Classic Techniques

Classic Techniques

Key ingredients/techniques:
These recipes eliminate pretension in favor of basic skills, such as baking bread, roasting, and dicing, that you'll use over and over. Check out current titles by popular authors such as Julia Turshen, Patricia Wells, and Tamar Adler.

Try it at home:
A few good ingredients and more intuitive cooking are often the hallmarks of back-to-basics cooking. Great starter options include a vinaigrette, roasted chicken, or a pot of simmered and flavorful black beans.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 3: Fermented Foods

Trend 3:
Fermented Foods

What it is: Kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, sourdough bread are all examples of fermented food and drink, a trend that's ticking up in popularity. Many fermented food fans claim the bacteria that's present in these dishes offer a health boost to the digestive system, while others just like the tangy-leaning flavors.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 3: Fermented Foods

Trend 3:
Fermented Foods

What it is: Kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, sourdough bread are all examples of fermented food and drink, a trend that's ticking up in popularity. Many fermented food fans claim the bacteria that's present in these dishes offer a health boost to the digestive system, while others just like the tangy-leaning flavors.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods

Key ingredients/techniques:
Fermented foods are generally made when a bacteria or yeast converts a sugar or starch. In sourdough bread, for example, this means yeast mixed with grains equals lactic acid and carbon dioxide, which in turns equals rising bread. Salt, water, and seasoning creates the bacteria that breaks down cabbage, which is how kimchi is made.

Try it at home:
Quick-pickle red onions for a delicious burger topping. Combine about a cup of apple cider vinegar, a heaping tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, and a red onion; let sit for an hour, then refrigerate.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods

Key ingredients/techniques:
Fermented foods are generally made when a bacteria or yeast converts a sugar or starch. In sourdough bread, for example, this means yeast mixed with grains equals lactic acid and carbon dioxide, which in turns equals rising bread. Salt, water, and seasoning creates the bacteria that breaks down cabbage, which is how kimchi is made.

Try it at home:
Quick-pickle red onions for a delicious burger topping. Combine about a cup of apple cider vinegar, a heaping tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, and a red onion; let sit for an hour, then refrigerate.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 4: Plant-based Eating

Trend 4:
Plant-based Eating

What it is: More and more consumers are eating less and less meat, even if it's just a day or two out of the week. About one-third of Americans go meat-free at least once a week, and over 8 in 10 have tried to boost their health with plant-focused foods.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 4: Plant-based Eating

Trend 4:
Plant-based Eating

What it is: More and more consumers are eating less and less meat, even if it's just a day or two out of the week. About one-third of Americans go meat-free at least once a week, and over 8 in 10 have tried to boost their health with plant-focused foods.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Plant-based Eating

Plant-based Eating

Key ingredients/techniques:
A wider availability of grains, beans, lentils, and alternative dairy foods have helped people make swaps, such as tofu in place of meat as a main ingredient or almond milk for cream in coffee.

Try it at home:
Dairy milk is perhaps the easiest change: Simply choose an unsweetened alternative milk, such as soy, in recipes. And tofu can be a really delicious, hidden alternative in some plant-focused desserts such as Chocolate Mousse. In addition, search out recipes that offer a high-protein grain, such as quinoa, for a tasty addition to your lunch rotation.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Plant-based Eating

Plant-based Eating

Key ingredients/techniques:
A wider availability of grains, beans, lentils, and alternative dairy foods have helped people make swaps, such as tofu in place of meat as a main ingredient or almond milk for cream in coffee.

Try it at home:
Dairy milk is perhaps the easiest change: Simply choose an unsweetened alternative milk, such as soy, in recipes. And tofu can be a really delicious, hidden alternative in some plant-focused desserts such as Chocolate Mousse. In addition, search out recipes that offer a high-protein grain, such as quinoa, for a tasty addition to your lunch rotation.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 5: French Cooking

Trend 5:
French Cooking

What it is: Today's cooks appreciate Julia Child's artistry, but don't necessarily have time to fuss over daunting hours of prep time and pages of ingredients. Instead, this food trend finds more practical approaches to French classics, such as packaged beef stock, to cut time and effort but not flavor in delicious boeuf bourguignon.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - Trend 5: French Cooking

Trend 5:
French Cooking

What it is: Today's cooks appreciate Julia Child's artistry, but don't necessarily have time to fuss over daunting hours of prep time and pages of ingredients. Instead, this food trend finds more practical approaches to French classics, such as packaged beef stock, to cut time and effort but not flavor in delicious boeuf bourguignon.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - French Cooking

French Cooking

Key ingredients/techniques:
Quality is key in French cooking, such as richly marbled cuts of beef and farm-fresh eggs. These ingredients along with techniques such as braising allow the flavors to shine and let today's cooks experiment with those time-worn techniques.

Try it at home:
Opt for a simple quiche with a crusty loaf of bread or a minimalist soufflé.

5 Food Trends in 2019 - French Cooking

French Cooking

Key ingredients/techniques:
Quality is key in French cooking, such as richly marbled cuts of beef and farm-fresh eggs. These ingredients along with techniques such as braising allow the flavors to shine and let today's cooks experiment with those time-worn techniques.

Try it at home:
Opt for a simple quiche with a crusty loaf of bread or a minimalist soufflé.

 

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