compiles top food trends of 2000-2009

Jan. 14, 2010
Food enthusiasts, culinary students and food and beverage industry professionals offer their opinions on flavors, trends and people that shaped the last decade.
The Food Channel ( editorial staff has compiled a look back at the last decade in food, giving a perspective on the top flavors, biggest foods, food influences and top food stories.According to editors, the biggest trends of the last decade (2000-2009) include:
Top 10 Trends Overall
  • Sushi
  • Bacon
  • Cupcakes
  • Sliders
  • Gourmet Burgers made with Kobe or Angus Beef
  • Superfruits such as Acai, Pomegranate and Blueberry
  • Oils, such as olive oils and truffle oils
  • Whole grains, such as Kashi, polenta, risotto
  • Artisan foods, particularly in breads, cheeses and dark chocolates
  • Coffees, teas
Top Flavors
  • Pomegranate
  • Wasabi
  • Cranberry
  • Ginger
  • Blueberry
  • Hibiscus
  • Bacon
  • Green tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Mint
Top 10 Food Influencers
  • Organic foods, along with Locavore and Community Supported Agriculture
  • International Cuisines
  • Food TV and Internet
  • Food Safety
  • The Economy and subsequent shift to home cooking
  • Fast casual restaurant concepts
  • Fair trade and Artisan concepts in bread, chocolates, cheeses
  • Mobility/Social Media/Twitter notifications/Underground dining
  • Mixology
  • Culinary education
Top Food People
  • Food bloggers
  • The local farmer
  • Celebrity Chefs in general: Rick Bayless, Rachael Ray, Paula   Deen, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsey, Giada De  Laurentiis, Mario Batali, Alton Brown, Tyler Florence, Jaime Oliver, Ina  Garten
  • Julia Child/Julie Powell
  • The home cook
  • Grant Achatz
  • Alice Waters
  • Thomas Keller
  • Martha Stewart
  • The local restaurant chef
To see more trends the folks at found, such as top news stories, top recipes of 2000-2009 and the top restaurant trends, visit the Editors' blog

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