We explore some of the most significant trends which are shaping food culture around the world today and reflect on the links between the way we eat and society’s changing attitudes towards health, the environment, and community as an entity.
Here are some of the most important things that lead us this year:
1. With CARE TO THE WITCH! (MEDICAL FOOD)
Intestinal and gastric health are among the priorities of healthy eating and one of the confirmed trends for 2018. This includes foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics such as kefir, kimchi, myso, tempe, pickles of various vegetables, sauerkraut, yoghurt and others.
2. PLANT PROTEINS
Vegetarian and vegan cuisine are on the rise. More and more top chefs around the world include tofu, tempe, cinema, amaranth and various cereal and bean cultures that replace animal protein in the diet.
3. LOCAL FOOD
There is an increasing number of people looking for local producers of naturally grown food. We are increasingly expecting to buy from local markets and verified manufacturers instead of the supermarket stands.
4. FOOD FOR UMA
Besides taking care of their intestinal health, people are expected to include in their diet more products that are good food for the brain - turmeric, nuts, salmon, eggs and more.
In 2018, we will cook much more at home. In the preparation of the food we will pay tribute to the traditionally made broths, in which the minerals and all the useful ingredients are extracted from the bones and the meat. One of the secrets of master chefs around the world lies precisely in the various broths they prepare and use as a basis for their "starry" dishes.
6. NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Healthy eating people will increasingly choose drinks that do not contain alcohol. Interesting new flavors and beverages, enriched with vegetable oils and infusions, appear on the market.
7. CRAFTS OIL
The little yellowish block with high fatness, true taste and beneficial properties is experiencing its rise in the kitchens around the world. Particularly appreciated will be the local craftsmanship of the product.
8. TEA INTO COFFEE
The useful properties of high-quality tea will make more and more people prefer it as a refreshing drink in front of the coffee. Modern variations of the classical tea lounge, offering special blends and interesting types of tea, appear in the world.
9. INTERNET-BASED RESTAURANTS
There are many restaurants we can only see in cyberspace, but we can try dishes from their live kitchen in the comfort of home. In addition to supplying a tasty dish, we will increasingly order online products to cook ourselves. The bundle is packed and prepared exactly as the type and quantity of products required for the recipe we have chosen. We already have this option at www.gastronomy.bg
10. FROM ROUND TO TOP OF THE BONE
The problem with the enormous amount of food waste we leave behind poses a serious concern about the full use of food products. Top restaurants in the world are already pursuing a policy of comprehensive product utilization in their kitchens, using various innovative approaches to shaping their menu. Everything with care to nature!
Where to find:
Chicken Bar, Bread & Soul, Brothers Bleaches, Sun and Moon, Jovan, Art of Living, Ma Baker, Bagetti, Cheese and Wine for Friends
Gift of the Gods, Grand Foods, Food Folie, La Casa Iberica, I Sensi, Ciccione, L'Instant Boutique & Catering, Delicatessen, Le gourmet de Raris
shop "Bagdad" on Tsar Simeon Street, Rosemary And Time online
Drekka, Chucky's, Percolate Coffee, Coffero, Ibeco, Dabov Specialty Coffee, Columbus Coffee Lab
Harmony, Chiflik Livadi, Green, Zoe, Farmhopping, Sun and Moon, Green Bio, Farm Yarlovo, Vivenda