Every year, new food trends pop up; some stick around, while others are just a flash in the pan. There seems to be a pattern emerging in 2021 with many trends materializing as a result of the pandemic and subsequent adaptations made to “normal” life.
Whether these trends will disappear once everyone returns to their old life or whether they will be part of that “new normal” that you cannot stop hearing about remains to be seen. For now, though, let’s take a look at what, or how, you might be consuming for the rest of 2021.
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The sandwich is getting an upgrade this year. Not only will you be seeing more of them, but they will also be getting bigger and more adventurous. Restaurants will be serving up this lunchtime favorite taking inspiration from cuisines across the globe.
At home people are also becoming more creative with their fillings, adding layer upon layer to create towering stacks of deliciousness. Watch out on social media too, because sharing your sandwich selfie is also a trend that’s taking off.
With rising cases of food allergies, concern over what goes into the food they are consuming, and a desire to eat in a more natural way, consumers are starting to reject processed foods, simplify their diets and look for healthy food recipes.
The trend for ancient grains comes off the back of this and includes ingredients such as spelt, millet, barley and buckwheat.
Even pets are getting in on the act. Taste Of The Wild is a website focus on a modern take on an ancient ingredient like sorghum and explains what benefits it can offer your four-legged friends.
Virtual cookery classes
Off the back of lockdown, online classes have seen an explosion in popularity and cooking classes in particular have seen a huge spike in interest.
Whether you are looking for a class you can enjoy with the family, you want to learn some cooking basics, you would like to hone your culinary skills to achieve master-chef status, or you need help exploring foods from around the world, you can find someone teaching it online.
The big breakfast
One of the more surprising outcomes to spring from everyone’s at-home status is that we have more opportunity to enjoy a better breakfast. Instead of coffee and a cereal bar on the commute to work, people have more time to prepare a breakfast that’s a little more adventurous, nutritious, and appealing.
For a fresh start to the day, reach for exciting fruits such as a papaya and mango, or for a more filling option try exploring different omelet ingredients such as feta cheese and bacon.
If you’re finding your current culinary habits are getting a little tired, take inspiration from these latest trends and take your tastebuds on a foodie adventure into the future.