The turn into a new year is always a great time to look ahead and wonder: what’s going to be popular in the year ahead? In the ever-changing world of food, there’s always something new on the horizon—and in today’s blog, we’re taking a look at a few such trends!
Which of these trends do you hope catches on—and which could you live without? Share your ideas with us below!
With every year, people grow more and more interested in getting to know their food. A big part of this entails knowing where and how to get key nutrients, such as protein, from sources both traditional and unexpected. Most know that meats such as chicken, turkey and steak are high in protein, for example—but we expect to see many people turning to new sources of protein such as artichokes, spinach, mushrooms, kale and more (whether it be due to their vegetarian diets or simply a desire to switch things up). You can find these protein-rich picks in Peach Valley menu items such as our California Omelet or refreshing Veggie Wrap!
Food meets tech
It’s a given that as technology progresses, our use of it increases, too. One aspect of technology we truly love (and hope to see more of in the months ahead) is the ability to connect with people over a common love of food and healthy eating. We can share photos of great dishes we’ve had, find forgotten recipes, or track our meals for conscious eating. It’s also easier than ever to know the contents of a dish you’re about to enjoy or the nutritional benefits of your favorite snack.
Experiments in gastronomy
Molecular gastronomy is all about getting to know food on a new level, and every day, innovative chefs are getting more and more daring with their dishes. Whether this means utilizing savory flavors to make traditionally sweet treats like ice cream, or creating one-of-a-kind edible foams that cap off a picture perfect plate, it’s exciting to think about where this rising field will go in 2017.
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