At the beginning of each year, Food Network employees gather their minds together and predict The biggest trend in food. And while we’re right about many of them, we’re naturally always on the lookout for new trends. As 2022 is just over half way through, we thought it would be a great time to check out our list of the hottest new happenings in the food world, big and small.
Interference is strangely satisfying
If you collect clever cooking tricks, then meet communication: a classic cooking technique that has stunning visuals and fills social feeds. A sharp knife is used to draw a diagonal ridge on the surface of the food before cooking; Not only does cross-processing look oddly satisfying (especially when you fan it out), but it also allows the seasoning to cover more surface area and produce a more evenly cooked finish (especially for fish). So many foods can benefit from this technique: from chicken to potatoes to barbecue to eggplant. Sure, it takes a bit of practice, so let’s start with an inexpensive recipe like this one Mushroom steak with diamonds (pictured above) and work your way mussel.
Lazy cooking movement
Busy post-pandemic life. Stage = Stage. And yes, all that homemade sourdough is totally worth the time and effort but our schedule doesn’t always allow for baking and cooking projects. Americans are ready for a brand of convenience cooking, and many have found their answer in the form of #LazyCooking. “Lazy” here really means smart, in the form of Easy, smart recipes combines convenient products with minimal effort. Like TikTok’s super lazy enchiladas, made with frozen taquitos and canned enchiladas sauce. Home-cooking actress and passionate chef Mindy Kaling is also joining the trend, calling herself “lazy cooking” on Instagram in her weekly meat-free Monday recipe videos. . In addition, the stars of Food Network shared lazy and easy to understand recipes when cooking fatigue begins.
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This classic flavor is making a big comeback all over social media and in many new and exciting locations. While “Coke is good for health“Made with balsamic vinegar and club soda that has been trending for a while on Tik Tok, we think the balsamic drizzle has more power. Tik Tokers, home chefs and restaurants are all drizzle balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze on all types of creations as a finishing touch. And companies are increasing to meet consumer demand, launching new balsamic products such as Olive Oil Emporium’s Abrasive Balsamic Balls and Carandini’s new Cheese Dressing with balsamic glaze.
Conchas in new shapes and colors
Conchas are a sweet and rich bread with an addictive crunchy topping. This pan (sweet bread) is of Mexican origin and is so named (conchas means shell) because of its unique shell-like design. In many parts of the country, it has been relegated to cellophane-wrapped convenience store status. However, award-winning chefs like The Cáeres Brothers of San Antonio, Texas, Chef Elisa Reyna in Washington, DC and famous chef Enrique Olvera in NYC All have classic pastries on the menu. And some bakers have broken the traditional shape with fun new ways like heart shaped conchas, uniconchas and Pokemon conchas. Conchas is even a vehicle: Social Conchas organizes concha workshops with all proceeds going to support immigrant families.
Masa has a renaissance
Colorful corn tortillas with the design on them being appear on social media, but these artworks carry a deeper message – the revival of the masa culture has been nearly snuffed out by large-scale tortilla production in the US. There are more heirloom corn varieties (thank you, Masienda (LA) and Tamoa (Mexico City)), the tools to grind them are more accessible than ever, and new cookbooks are ready (such as Jorge Gaviera’s book). Masa: Techniques, Recipes, and Reflections on a timeless staple, above). We are following masa artists like Isai Cuevas at Donaji (SF) who uses fresh masa in every conceivable way on his menu and Alex Garcia at Evil Cooks (LA) who continues the centuries-old tradition of branding his tortillas with his own logo (badge or emblem) for special occasions – in his case a pop-up.
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All the isolation of the pandemic has made us yearn to escape. Tropical fruit went viral on social media with 334.7 million views on TikTok with the hashtag #exoticfruit and 208k posts on Instagram with #exoticfruit. Big brands are starting to trend, launching dishes with tropical flavors: Pepsi and Starbucks’ new Baya energy drink launched with three tropical flavors, Seagram’s New Spike Tropical RTD Series and Tic Tac’s newest flavor launch, Tropical Adventure, to name a few. Take a look at tropical flavors in consumer packaged goods (CPGs) that extend beyond classic pineapple and passion fruit to include more specialty fruits, like calamansi, yuzu, and soursop.
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Real OG Soda
For a while, it seemed like everyone wanted soft drinks with better promise for your benefits. But over the past year, we’ve seen OG soft drink brands hit the headlines with flavors and brand extensions designed to spark loyalty and nostalgia. Food Network readers keep clicking on our coverage of specialty carbonated soft drinks, from Coca-Cola Dreamworld (pictured above) and Star Light arrive Nitro Pepsi.
At the same time, dirty soda has exploded, especially on Tik Tok. Swiga Utah-based chain that specializes in unique, sourced fountain sodas Dirty™ Soda: mix of diet cola, coconut syrup, lime juice and half-and-half or no dairy cream. Musician Olivia Rodrigo shared #her soda cans on TikTok and sent the community into a frenzy. Variations of soda + syrup + ice cream are pop up everywhere. And booze-filled side clips, like Dirty Shirley Geoffrey Zakarian demo on The Kitchen (go to our) Story on Dirty Shirley to learn all about it), has gained traction.
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Martinis extra dirty
Speaking of dirty wine, brush off those spiked, stemmed cocktails because martinis are back and they’re dirtier than ever. Bartender Luis Serrano’s Bemelmans – the legendary cocktail bar based in New York City – makes over 1,000 martinis a night and is using more olive brine (that’s the ‘dirty’ part) than ever before. He speculates that people are in a festive, post-pandemic mood and want to grab their attention quickly. It’s no shame that celebrities like Dua Lipa are also big fans of the sweet, hearty drink. Learn how to make a dirty martini like a seasoned pro – and don’t forget the olive juice!
Tequila on ice
Gone are the days of quickly knocking down agave-based drunken photos, then waking up with a terrible hangover. Tequila is being treated with bourbon and can be enjoyed in a delightful way thanks to distillers touting different grades, aging processes and flavor characteristics. And celebrities are leading the trend, too: Nick Jonas is getting his opinion from actor George Clooney (whose tequila brand Casamigos sold millions of dollars in 2017) and give a Super premium tequila There are 3 different types: silver, reposado and añejo. And for those times when you just need a quick, trendy refresh farm water (tequila + mineral water + fresh lemonade) is not only easy to make and is finding its place in ready-to-drink canned cocktails.
Green cooking utensils
What do honeydew, lemon, mint, olive, and sage have in common? They are all colors of hottest kitchen color: green. Outdoors go inside and a verdant pop-up. We’ll happily recolor the muted millennium pink for the entire spectrum of green: from the new electric acid green from Always Pan to the deeper khaki, almost khaki Le Creuset pot. If you’ve started an indoor herb garden in the past few years then you know how happy and healing green can be.
All things ceramic
Speaking of green, for our next trend: we love the ceramic plates that TikTok senses Emily Mariko unboxed us from Heath Ceramics – Dishwasher-safe ceramics are handcrafted exclusively in Sausalito California. The porcelain set is actually the modern Chinese equivalent of – and the young couple (Food Network staff includes) is putting them on their wedding registry in bulk. But ceramics don’t end with discs: the internet’s favorite ceramic mug seems to be constantly selling out and Cookware brands like Caraway rely on the glossy ceramic coating on their metal pans as a PFOA-free non-stick surface. The quality and craftsmanship of ceramic means we will be cooking and corroding ceramic-coated pots, pans and plates for years to come.
Colorful vintage-inspired glassware
During the summer, you may have seen floral tablecloths decorated with jewel-like pink, green, and blue mugs. Famous brands on the Internet Estelle stained glass are taking inspiration from vintage glassware, with matching larger box names, and people are falling in love with the color and maximal design. Transform your dining table from summer to a cooler season with amber and smoky glassware.