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This year, several new and exciting culinary trends are on the rise. These changes reflect several aspects of our society today, like embracing global cultures and moving towards sustainable and ethical choices.
A recent study shows that 70% of chefs and food operators believe that low-waste menus are on the rise, and 54% expect an increase in popularity in world cuisines. Let’s dig into the most exciting food trends of 2023 that you can expect to see on your table this year.
The great thing about a lot of these 2023 food trend is that you don’t have to go out to eat to enjoy them. Many of these dishes can easily be replicated in your home (think butter boards and lemonade with home grown lemon juice). So you can bring the top trends in the food world right to your table.
The effects of climate change are more evident than ever, especially in the food industry. So, many people are interested in adopting a more climate-friendly diet and lowering their carbon footprint.
Climate-conscious foods are made using sustainable practices that conserve natural resources like soil health and water. Eating this way allows you to choose from various organic or locally grown grains, fresh herbs, produce, legumes, nuts, and seeds that are both good for you and the planet.
As we learn more about the effects of red meat on our health and the planet, many folks are looking to reduce their intake and instead opt for healthier proteins. Salmon recipes are exploding on TikTok and Pinterest right now, like the viral salmon and rice bowl and the spicy salmon sushi bake. When shopping for ingredients, look for high-quality fresh fish. Wild-caught salmon is best, but farmed salmon has many health benefits and is just as tasty.
Plus, there is currently a wild craze for tinned fish called 'tinned fish date night.' Tinned seafood may not sound appetizing, but it can be a surprisingly delicious.
Food experts predict that curry might just be the dish that will come out on top in food trends 2023. Curry is a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine and features bold flavors and spices with varying degrees of heat, as well as recipes that can be adapted for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters.
Many Thai or Indian curries are loaded with veggies and proteins and served with rice, making for a complete meal that you can whip up in no time at all. Other Asian staples like Yuzu fruit, Asian drink trends, and more are gaining traction.
Fresh food isn’t just for the farm anymore, as urban farming is quickly growing to address the problem of food deserts. Community and home gardens are popular for growing fresh produce and kitchen and hydroponic set-ups to continue growing inside. Growing food in this way is healthy, doesn’t use up too many resources, and can be a fun way to reconnect with the ingredients that you love.
Reimagine barbecue by throwing bold Asian flavors into the mix. Using grilled meat, like Korean barbecue, to incorporate into other dishes and cuisines, like pizza and tacos, is one menu trend that will be on the rise this year.
Fusion cuisine gives a wider audience a chance to experience flavors they may have never encountered before in familiar ways. This bringing together of the new and the familiar is the perfect way to try totally new exotic flavors.
Over the last year, Google searches for West African dishes and recipes have been on the rise. So, experts predict that that trend will continue well into 2023. While many diners may be familiar with North African flavors, West African cuisine remains relatively undiscovered, like dishes from Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria.
Supermarkets are stocking their shelves with more staple ingredients like cassava, plantains, okra, kola nuts, and scotch bonnet peppers. Another bonus is that many West African dishes are gluten-free, a dietary concern that’s been on the radar in recent years.
Colorful veggies are more popular than ever, including reddish-purple beets that can brighten up any plate. This year, chefs are getting inspiration from produce and spices to accompany less colorful main dishes like meat or pasta. Beets can be prepared in many ways and can be eaten hot or cold.
So, this ingredient can be the star of a number of side dishes. Some popular choices include roasted beets with goat cheese, beet salad with feta, or quick-pickled beets.
Vegan food is now beyond just veggies and tofu. As more people embrace vegan, flexitarian, and reducetarian diets in an effort to cut back on meat and animal based foods, every executive chef is getting increasingly creative when it comes to creating plant based ingredients and dishes for restaurant menus.
So, delicious and creative vegan recipes are flooding the internet. Items like potato milk, edible flowers, fake-fried chicken, and more are just the beginning. Veganuary, or going vegan for a month, is becoming quite popular inside and outside the culinary world.
All these trends are sure to have your mouth watering by now, but did you know that you can bring them straight to your kitchen without ever lifting a pot or pan? For those who aren’t keen on cooking or who don’t have confidence in the kitchen, hiring a private chef to cook in your home is the answer.
Hiring a chef that’s familiar with the latest trends and global flavors can bring the world to your kitchen in an easy and enjoyable way. All you have to do is find the perfect chef for you, which is easy when you browse all of the culinary geniuses featured on INTUEAT.
INTUEAT makes finding the perfect chef fast and simple. Check out the website or app to browse for chefs by date and the number of guests, and you’ll discover a selection of who is available in your area and matches your specifications. Each chef’s profile features their favorite cuisines and specialties. Reach out to your preferred INTUEAT chef, and you’ll hear back within 24 hours if they’re free to cook on your desired date.
From there, you and your private chef can collaborate to create a menu that’s tailored to your tastes and preferences. Not only that, your chef will do all the shopping, cooking, and clean-up so that you can spend more time enjoying yourself in the company of your guests. Bring all the latest food trends in 2023 to your table today with the help of INTUEAT!
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