Trend watching at NASFT's Winter Fancy Food Show

Jan. 26, 2011

With 80,000 products displayed from the U.S. and 35 other countries in San Francisco, a panel of experts at the 36th Winter Fancy Food Show, chose the top five food trends for 2011, reports RestaurantNews.com.

With 80,000 products displayed from the U.S. and 35 other countries in San Francisco, a panel of experts at the 36th Winter Fancy Food Show, chose the top five food trends for 2011, reports RestaurantNews.com.

They include: Chocolate for Breakfast - tea, Belgian waffles; granola; and hot chocolate on a stick; Foods for Healing -- Ancient healing teas, Blackwater with 77 minerals, aloe and cucumber drinks, plus micro-batches of healthful beverages; New Noodles -- Yam, kelp, farro and spelt; Heat with Flavor -- Ghost peppers, yuzu-wasabi sauce and piquillo almond glop; Creative Chips -- pinto bean, naan, peas, mung beans, kale and wild rice.

Other trends identified by trendspotters Cindy Hatcher, Cooking Light; Tanya Henry, Marin Independent Journal; Nancy Hopkins, Better Homes & Gardens; Kara Nielsen, Center for Culinary Development; Amy Sherman, Blackboardeats.com; Margo True, Sunset Magazine; Tina Ujlaki, Food & Wine; and Joanne Weir, PBS television host, are retro foods, classic cocktails, wine-flavored foods, mini servings and cured meats.

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Catch the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. from July 10 - 12, 2011.