We are seeing a trend in food fusion and health coupled with a movement in simple bold flavored dishes. Simple often brings with it inexpensive ingredients, unfortunately that also typically supplies flat flavor. Definitely not the case with final products like Pho, Brisket, Amaro.
Whether it is meat-free, herbs, or light fare you chose for health, this list showcases the movement toward health conscious eating. Where living to eat well meets eating to live well. Jackfruit has become the prime choice for a plant based pork alternative, Amaro is full of medicinal herbals, and choosing broth based dishes like Pho can lighten up any meal while respecting the richness and flavor. Kombucha, edamame and coconut have also earned their way into the mainstream health community.
Sure simple isn’t always better… Or is it? Simple doesn’t mean quick, but it can. It does mean it should be EASY – easy to get, easy to prepare, and easy to eat. The preparation might take time honored techniques and traditions to attain perfection, but with a little time and love the result boarders on magic.
As our global community grows from concept to reality so does the combining of food cultures. This melding brings with it seemingly endless possibilities, a wealth of ancient knowledge - both of ingredients and of health. Once we share our food and our knowledge with each other we are free to create new culture and new flavor experiences. A positive snowball effect occurs; building from the last years’, last decades’, last centuries’ traditions.
So, in conclusion the hottest food trends of today carry with them history, passion and healthful possibilities. But like a seed these ingredients only come to life when properly cared for: the right amount of water, light(heat), and love.