- 21 Apr 2020
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Food trends evolve much, like fashion trends. Each year sees a new food trend gets embraced by chefs and the population at large. Many people interviewed in Canada stated they prefer a more environmentally friendly and sustainable diet that promotes healthy living and sustainability. Nowadays, Diet & health has a big influence on what people put in their bodies. Here are some food recipe trends to expect for the year 2019. 1.
Vegetarianism has gathered steam over the past couple of years. And in 2019 expect nothing less than vegetables dominating the center of the dishes we eat. Most diners have shifted their focus from meat-based cuisines to vegetarian cuisines, choosing vegetables over meat. Innovations have seen people embrace plant-based meat and milk alternatives derived from barley and pea protein as a replacement for meat products in their recipes. The future is looking greener with more people, being mindful of the planet by watching the amount of protein they are consuming. 2.
The cannabis industry has exploded recently. The legalization of recreational use of cannabis has brought with it many opportunities for the food industry. The $6.5 billion cannabis industry is taking the hospitality industry by storm. The growing number of canna-curious people presents an ideal opportunity for chefs to introduce this green in their recipes. Consumers looking for relaxation can try canna-edible recipes. 2019 is a year of high expectations for 24% of Canadian potheads looking to try out infused dishes and drinks. 3.
In 2019 expect boldness in the flavors you try out. If you are not cowed by big flavors like Peruvian chili's, kelp noodles and jerky, caminetto, and fish alternatives like algae, then prepare your taste buds for healthy and green ingredients that drag every ounce of out. People have started to embrace seaweed as a green alternative to fish. Research has identified seaweed to be rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and E. Apart from vitamins, seaweed is full of essential minerals, including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, copper, potassium, and calcium. 4.
Social Media Cuisines
In Canada, Instagram posts have revolutionized the food industry. Nowadays, food and beverage are virtually appealing. Most chefs and foodies are creating recipes with social media in mind. The result of this is food art. Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, and YouTube have given restaurants, chefs, and foodies a chance to showcase their unique talents creating color-changing cocktails, glitter beer, and bonito-topped foods that wow diners all over the world. 5.
Upcycling Food Waste
The need to address food waste going to landfills has seen more root to stem recipes dominating the food industry. Restaurants and foodies want to promote a carbon-neutral environment, therefore root to shoot meals, made from ingredients, such as broccoli stalks, and leaves, beet greens, asparagus stems, carrot tops, and jackfruit cores, offer a smart and delicious solution to food waste. Most of these greens and trimmings are edible and can be included in recipes. 6.
Mushrooms have been adopted as superfoods, by both the Eastern and Western civilizations. The flavor of mushrooms is unique, making it the ideal substitute for protein meals and coffee substitutes. The health benefits of mushrooms have seen their demand increase due to their immune-boosting nutritional properties. 7.
Animal rights are being advocated around the world, and in Canada, more meat lovers are shifting their preference to a more sustainable vegetarian cuisine. Sample tissues from animals, including cows, goats, pigs, and sheep, are providing scientists with the ideal samples to grow meat. The need to raise and kill an animal will be a thing of the past now that lab-grown meat is being accepted throughout the country. Cut greenhouse emissions while saving the life of an animal by adding lab-based meat to your recipe. 8.
Mixologists in 2019 have shifted from traditional fruity and sweet cocktails to refreshed cocktails from herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables, mixed with either brandy, tequila, vodka, or rum. Recipes for utilizing veggies, leaves, and steams that are not plate perfect will see their way to the blended as culinary cocktails gather steam. Culinary cocktail recipes are not limited and can be modified to suit individual tastes.