Top 10 Food Trends to Watch for 2014

Sterling-Rice Group identified the top ten food trends that will be serviced on restaurant menus and line supermarket shelves in 2014. A team of over 100 chefs, restaurateurs and foodies compiled the 2014 Top Ten Food Trends. The New Year will see a continuation of healthy options, but with an occasional splurge.

  1. Lemon: Lemon is the unmentioned brightener of dressings and sauces. Lemon will shine as a main ingredient in its purest freshest juice or preserved form.
  2. Tea: Black, green, and other leafy brews will bring a healthy, flavorful twist to dinner, desserts, and more.
  3. Middle East: Middle Eastern seasonings such as sumac, za’atar, and marash will expand the boundaries of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
  4. Nut-dairies: Milk made from cashews, almonds, and peanuts bring dairy-free flavor to sauces, drinks, and dinners.
  5. Yolk: The creamy yolk will reign adding richness previously provided by cheese, dairy, and sauces.
  6. Refined American Eats” Wedge salads in creamy Caesar and other upscale classics will take center plate over burger and fries.
  7. Poaching and Steaming: Smoky liquids, wine, coffee, and beer replace water for more flavorful dishes.
  8. Seaweed: Nurtirtious and full of deep, salty flavor, seaweed moves beyond sushi as a snack and umami-rich seasoning.
  9. Pasta: New noodles of alternative flours, global spices, and new shapes replace tradition pasta.
  10. Farm-to-Table: Exotic meat—goat, rabbit, and pigeon-raised by small-scale produces offer new feel-good protein choices.


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