Every year, food trends seem to come and go with the test of time. 2021 was no exception. However, it may be one of the most momentous years in recent memory regarding food trends.
Here are the six food trends that you should expect to rock in 2022
Multi-ethnic cuisines are here to stay. From Hawaiian poke bowls to Jamaican jerk chicken, chefs worldwide are experimenting with traditional food and creating new dishes that reflect their personal backgrounds. This trend will continue to grow in popularity in the years ahead.
- Spicy Cuisines and Hot Sauces
We’re not talking about hot and spicy as a fad, but rather an enduring trend that will keep on innovating new products. For example, the growing popularity of Sriracha sauce continues to spread. Many Asian foods now come with a complimentary Sriracha bottle. Expect this trend to go mainstream in 2022.
- More Edible Flowers
Nearly every food from pasta to bread can now be garnished with edible flowers like rose petals and violets. Expect this trend to gain momentum in the coming years. In 2021 people seemed to get fascinated with edible flowers, so don’t be surprised if they become as popular as a designer salad dressing by 2022.
- New Culinary Herbs and Spices
The popularity of cooking reality shows like Masterchef has encouraged more people to try their hand at cooking more complex dishes. As a result, culinary herbs and spices will become more popular than ever as cooks seek new flavors for their dishes.
- Dinner and Party Nights
Dinner and party nights have been part of the culinary landscape for decades. They will become more widely accepted and accepted as a new way to socialize with friends after a lengthy break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sunflower butter will be the next oil
Sunflower butter is the new oil that food scientists have been searching for. Years in the making, sunflower butter is a creamery byproduct that can be used for ice cream and cooking. Expect it to become a favorite with chefs and home cooks alike in 2022. This new food trend will completely revolutionize how we cook and prepare foods.
In 2022 have an open mind and expect the unexpected. We’re living in a time of culinary revolution, and there’s no telling where it will end.