2016 is officially behind us. That means that the controversial election and the “filled cupcake” Oreo flavor are now (somewhat) a thing of the past. Now, it’s time to look ahead to 2017 and anticipate all the good things that will come our way this year.
The team at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants have compiled a list of 2017 food predictions, and judging from their analysis, it looks like the year will be pretty delicious. This year, people will also be more encouraged to cut down on food waste by using plants from root to leaf and cooking animals from “nose to tail.”
So, what exactly do we have to look forward to? Alternative meats such as venison and elk will likely on menus around the country, and fermented drinks are still trending, which is great news for those who love kombucha. Other fermented treats like kefir, which is full of vitamins and minerals and aids in digestion will also be part of a number of diets in 2017. Charring and smoking meats and veggies will also still be a food trend in 2017, which is a technique lots of people enjoy, since this brings out the flavor in food quite nicely.
When it comes to the region that will get the most attention for food trends, the Mediterranean area will likely take over 2017. However, when it comes to cocktails, flavors from South America will still wow our tastebuds this year. Cocktails have also taken more of a culinary and savory turn to make these beverages almost as impressive as an entree.
2017 is shaping up to be a pretty delicious year, indeed.