December is a time for reflection, and once again we look back at what trends – from specific ingredients to entire social movements – have been shaping the way Americans eat in the past year.
Each year, I reach out to restaurants all over the U.S. for trends they’re seeing. Then, to narrow it down to the final 11, this year’s list of 55 ideas was sent to a panel of culinary experts for their commentary.
Some of this year’s trends key off of previous years’, such as the emphasis on vegetarian cooking and sustainability. Others seem pulled from news headlines, from the Year of the Woman to cannabis cooking. 2018 may also turn out to be the year when fine dining definitively got more casual and wine lists more affordable.
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