If you love eating healthily, cooking, and all things food, then you’ll probably be aware of some of the top trends of 2019. We’re all au fait with avocado hand, but what about when it comes to pea milk? Here, you’ll find some of the top foodie trends for 2020, what’s trending and what’s not in the culinary world this year. Read on to find out more…
In a world where we are all trying to cut down on waste and plastic packaging, frozen food is seeing a renaissance. No longer stamped with the stigma of being tasteless and less nutritious than fresh food, you can now find everything from chopped garlic cubes to entire meal kits in the frozen section of many grocery stores. These no-waste options allow you to have great portion control as you don’t cook and eat vegetables purely to prevent them going bad. Instead, having a stash ready to go in your freezer means that you decide how much you cook and eat without fear of wastage. And, with ranges increasing all the time, from frozen Mexican food to delicious pot stickers, you can be certain of finding something tempting in the frozen section.
Our fascination with Japan and all things Japanese continues. We are familiar with ramen, the clear broth that can be a healthy and delicious vehicle for so many other foods and flavors. Usually made with stock and bone marrow, ramen can contain anything from seafood, to meat, tofu and different kinds of noodle including glass noodles and udon. Now we are seeing clear broth ramen, where the fat is skimmed off at boiling point and the resulting broth is clearer, less spicy and saltier, more like a Vietnamese Pho.
Dry aged sushi is also set to become a 2020 movement. Dry ageing fish is obviously not a new practice, but only recently is it something sushi chefs in Japan have started experimenting with. Not only does treating the fish in this way increase its shelf-life, but it also gives a more complex and varied flavour profile so makes for a unique eating experience.
With freshness at their heart, Japanese recipes are healthy, nutritious and delicious so, even if you’re not a big sushi eater, there’s no reason not to engage with cooking this cuisine at home.
So many of us eat healthily to promote good skin, a slender and toned body and to fuel our gym and fitness regimes. But 2020 will be the year of focusing on the inside rather than the outside. If you suffer from IBS or bloating, you might have tried cutting down on gluten and other irritants, but there are things that you should consider adding into your diet rather than just restricting it. You might have heard of probiotic drinks and UK food store Marks & Spencer has reported a rise in the consumption of products that focus on digestive wellness – and not just from millennials. This trend is hitting people of all ages, so do your research and look after your gut in 2020.
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