Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hot off the Panini Press

After catching up on my reading of Cooks Illustrated, Everday Food, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living and Saveur, I noticed many similar feature and articles. I'm not sure if these magazines share freelancers, or if there are just surfacing trends that the foodie movers and shakers are picking up on.

So hot right now:
  • Salumi / Artisan Cured Meats
  • Fresh Ricotta
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Breakfast (!)
  • Eating Cheap
  • Peanut Butter Desserts
  • Home-Baked Breads
  • Locally-Grown Fruits and Vegetables
  • Italian Food - According to more than one publication, Vetri in Philadelphia is the best restaurant in the country right now

What I think could be hot in 2009:

  • Exotic Fruits
  • Arugula
  • Compound Butters and Smoked / Flavored Salts
  • Two-Bite Amuse Bouche-Style Dishes
  • Brunch
  • Tongue (you heard me)
  • Mussels
  • Spiced Teas
  • Southern Food
  • Lemon or Orange Flavors + Dark Chocolate

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