This list is a little late since most of this information has been out for some time.  And, while many trends are not surprising, lists vary depending on your source which is why I’ve compiled them into a larger “Yummly-ized” version for easy reading.

If you stop by Yummly in the near future you will see some of these trends appear as blog topics.  As always we’d love to hear about any you’ve seen in your local area or neighborhood. 

Finally, sorry to say I left off one trend (fried chicken) because although I love it, I feel like it’s been covered in the past.  Happy to add it in if anyone disagrees!

Yummly’s interpretation of 2010 trends (dining and eating):

  • Back to basics – think canning, pickling and basic techniques
  • Beer – craft beers everywhere, also taps into the “new Austrian” trend
  • Smaller portions (restaurant meals, desserts) – mini whoopie pies
  • Burgers – chains will strive for better, premium burgers
  • Children’s healthy food options – more for the home
  • Cocktails – local liquor and culinary creations
  • Casual dining – potlucks
  • Eggs – the new bacon
  • Asian + Latin – a dynamic duo (LA Kogi taco trucks)
  • Farm branded meats – “Denver Steak”
  • Lamb – the new pork
  • Local, seasonal – check out the Cook Here and Now concept (Bay Area)
  • Meatless meals and party foods – even for non-vegetarians
  • Sustainable seafood, different varieties – Branzino, Arctic Char
  • Superfruits – mangosteen, rambutan, goji berries, acai
  • Sweeteners – stevia, turbinado, agave (and real sugar in sodas!)

"Dungeness crab: seasonal and fresh."

Dungeness crab:  seasonal, local (Bay Area) and fresh.

To celebrate the new year AND tie into the list of trends, try the Celery Cup recipe below.  It’s a refreshing, culinary delight. 

Celery Cup #1

  • 1 ½ oz. Square One Cucumber
  • 1 – inch fresh English cucumber
  • 2 – inch celery stalk
  • Palm-full of cilantro
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. organic agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 celery stalk (garnish) 

In a mixing glass, muddle the cucumber, celery, cilantro and lemon juice into a pulp.  Add remaining ingredients, cover in ice and shake hard for 10 seconds.  Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice and garnish with a piece of celery.

Recipe courtesy of Elixir and Square One.

Happy new year (again)!

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