NEW TREND: MIDWESTERN FOOD MOVEMENT
Topping The Food Channel’s list of top food trends is the Midwestern food movement, which is all about the simple and hearty cooking of root vegetables, steak and other locally sourced ingredients.
NEW TREND: HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES
Innova Market Insights also predicts a revival of interest in heirloom varieties of vegetables like parsnip, artichoke, kale and salsify.
There you have it. I’ll admit the food trends of 2014 have more substance than just “local” and “organic.” Still, changing the pattern of consumer behavior is more easily written about than actually accomplished. That makes 2014 food trends just as overly ambitious as the 2013 edition.