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Food Trends for 2018

January 10th, 2018
Lisa L.
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Food Trends for 2018
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." -- Luciano Pavarotti
Every year, certain foods become stylish and others take a back seat.

Food experts have targeted some new trends for the year ahead.

But first, here are some popular favourites from 2017....
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Tacos

Low and no-alcohol drinks

Sea vegetables

Pickles and ferments

Portuguese food

Boozy ice cream

Kombucha

Matcha powder

Instant Pot recipes

Wine infusions

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." -George Bernard Shaw
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So, what's ahead for 2018? According to experts, we will be enjoying more....

Plant-based eating. This means not only the bowl of fruit or vegetables on the table, but also plant-based meat substitutes and other stand-ins for regular foods, like milk. Oat, pea and nut milks may become increasingly popular and easy to find on the shelves.

Mushrooms. Some like them, some don't. But the new trend will see mushrooms in stranger places, like your smoothies, teas and coffees.

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Sparkling waters. Bubbly, flavorful seltzers are appearing everywhere. La Croix, Izzy and Schweppes are just a few of many brands out there.

Global Foods and cuisine. It's fun to walk into a global market and purchase unique snacks. Everyone else must think so, too because they are getting easier to find.

Besides snacks, global cuisine is always trendy, though the region changes year by year.

2018 is supposedly the year to see more Middle Eastern and Filipino food, in particular.
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Flower-infused drinks. Have you tried lavender kombucha? Pink floral teas and blossom spiked cocktails may be on this year's menu, too.

Sugar alternatives. The search goes on for that perfect, natural sweetener. People this year may be keeping manuka honey, date syrup and coconut sugar in their cupboards.

"People who love to eat are always the best people." -- Julia Child
Keep eating what you love. But, don't be shy to try something new in 2018! Are there any foods you can't wait to try?

Lisa x

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