Campbell Soup (CPB) has identified the top food trends of 2014 using its Culinary “Trendscape.”
The Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute senior chef David Landers said that the Trendscape is a way to figure out what is currently relevant in the world. He outlined five buckets that the company uses to figure out the biggest food trends–professional, media, marketplace, restaurant, and culture/cuisine.
Additionally, each bucket includes information from vendor partners, magazines, cookbooks and blogs, specialty shops and retail food markets. They also include data from fine dining restaurants, quick-service operations and past and present cultural influences.
Check out the top food trends 2014 on the next slide.
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Top Food Trends 2014: Brazilian Cuisine
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world and this year’s tournament will take place in Brazil.
The South American country has beautiful women, incredible football players and delicious food. The fejioada completa is Brazil’s national dish and it consists of a stew of beans and smoked meats served with rice, sautéed collard greens and topped with farofa.
Another popular Brazilian dish is the moqueca, a seafood stew flavored with palm oil and coconut milk.
Top Food Trends 2014: Fermentation
Fermentation is not new but it is new to a lot of us.
This food trend consists of many fish sauces which include flavor twists that most of us are not used to. Landers notes that it might have started with pickling, but people are starting to appreciate sour flavors more and more.
Top Food Trends 2014: New Jewish Deli
The new Jewish deli trend is a way for people to recreate foods they have never experienced in an authentic way.
There are many contemporary delis attempting to do this including Rye in Minneapolis, Kenny & Zuke’s in Portland and Katz’s Deli in New York City. Consumers can go to these places to get house-made pickles, smoked meats, cured fish, grainy mustards, artisan breads and schmaltz.
Top Food Trends 2014: Sophisticated Sweets
“It’s looking at where we have been and creating now with a modern sensibility,” Landers says.
Sophisticated sweets refer to a variety of new sweets that are more natural and exotic than your traditional candy bar. These combine different flavors from spices, botanicals and fresh fruit and add them to donuts, popcorn, ice cream and other favorites.
Top Food Trends 2014: Beverage-Inspired FlavorsBeverage-inspired flavors refers to foods that include flavoring from wine, coffee and other beverages.
There many popular dessert items such as these coffee cupcakes that use coffee to spice things up. However, there are also plenty of salty foods such as Campbell’s roasted chicken and chardonnay Slow Kettle Soup that use wine and other beverages to add some sophistication to your meal.
Top Food Trends 2014: Bolder Burgers
Bolder burgers refer to burgers that don’t necessarily use a ground beef patty.
As more and more people are giving up red meat and meat in general, there have been plenty of new types of burgers that use alternate forms of protein. These include chicken, lamb, brisket, quinoa, boca, bean patties and more.
Additionally, many burgers don’t use buns anymore. Bolder burgers exist in the form of quesadillas, in pretzel rolls or in other creative forms.
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