Now is the time for foodies and food writers to put their own stamp on what is a well-practiced look-ahead often titled "top food trends of 2012." If it was my list, the food trends could swing between "crunchy" and "creamy" peanut butter and "red delicious" versus "gala" apples. To give the reader a little more imagination than that, I've assembled food trends for 2012 penned by foodies with considerably more sophistication.
Here is coverage from the blog from the James Beard Foundation:
The list of 2012 trends: Locavorism, Redefined; Doughnut World Tour; Thai Revival; New Nordic Pantry; Canelés: The New New Cupcakes; Eat-in Kitchen, Reinvented; Bloody Good Food; Diminishing Portion Sizes.