Originally inspired by South Pacific culture, the fun, over-the-top Tiki trend is back in a big way! Tiki drinks like Mai Tais, concocted with rum, are best known for fruity flavors and whimsical garnishes. We’re seeing this trend’s influence in everything from food to drink to home décor to fashion.
Cupcakes are still in the spotlight. Dessert lovers everywhere are inventing new and interesting twists on this classic confection – even looking to retro refrigerator, or “icebox,” desserts for inspiration!
Big, bold flavors are all the rage! Look around and you’ll notice lots of classic foods being updated with new flavor combinations and cooking techniques. Our favorite? Do-it-yourself dishes with trendy ethnic spices. Yum!
It may seem like meat lovers are having all the fun with extreme burgers and “dude food.” But we’re noticing that’s not the case. Vegetarian (and flexitarian) eating is more popular than ever! Right now it’s all about meatless options filled with flavor.
Frozen ice cream novelties are the ultimate summer treats. With their fun colors and playful appearance, neither kids nor adults can resist their frosty temptation. We’re loving the renewed interest in homemade ice cream and frozen pops. Scoop it up while you can!
In the warm summer months everyone loves to gather around the grill. And with grillmasters everywhere taking lessons from the “tableside” preparation trend, there’s no better place to be. This summer it’s all about using the grill to bring excitement and flavor to unexpected dishes.
Our favorite foods from childhood always inspire special memories, and none more so than summer favorites like ice cream treats, watermelon and snow cones. One of our favorite trends right now is adding grown-up twists to childhood favorites to make them even better than we remember!
We’re not the only ones feeling love for pie. In fact, 2011 has been declared the “Year of the Pie.” We are seeing (and eating) creative takes on pies everywhere. From sweet to savory, pies are back in a big way. Dig in!
Summer gardens are back! And we couldn’t be more excited about it. More people than ever are turning to their backyard gardens and local farmer’s markets for fresh, organic ingredients. They’re the perfect way to take summer veggie dishes to grand new heights.
Sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food – from old favorites like PB&J and grilled cheese to new obsessions like Korean tacos. It’s the ever-changing flavors and fun new forms that keep this mealtime favorite fresh. We’re seeing this trend everywhere from food trucks to restaurants devoted to a singular type of sandwich, and we think it’s great!