Top 10 Food Trends of the Decade
Few things in this world can tempt someone out of bed on a lazy Sunday morning more than the smell of bacon frying. Bacon is delicious with breakfast, chopped and spinkled on a salad, slapped on top of a burger, and wrapped around grilled seafood. It's also started finding its way into unique gourmet items, like Baconnaise and Mo's Bacon Chocolate. Expand your bacon horizons and check out our 7 Ways with Bacon.
Some days it seems like coffee is what really fuels America. Our national love affair with the deep, richly flavored drink in all its black, decaf, latté, or cappucino glory just keeps on growing steamier. There's an ever-increasing demand for coffee-flavored foods like ice cream and chocolate, fair-trade offerings, and gourmet coffee gifts. If you love all things coffee, perk up your cooking with some joe.
Gourmet burgers made from high-quality beef, like Angus and Kobe, have become all the rage from upscale restaurants to fast food joints; McDonald's launched an Angus beef burger selection in July 2009. To dress up your homemade burgers, splurge on some fancy beef and try one of these twists on the traditional bun-and-patty.
Healthy oils like olive and coconut have recovered from the bad rap they got during the low-fat diet craze. Today, companies are touting specialty oils and innovative products, such as virgin olive oil sorbet, olive oil semolina, and extra virgin olive oil gumdrops. If you'd like to get more use out of that golden bottle sitting in your cabinet, explore 7 Ways With Olive Oil.
Increasingly Americans are looking for healthier, more wholesome foods to include in their diets, and "whole grain" has become a major buzzword over the past 10 years. Unfortunately many foods are marketed as "made with whole grain" when that is not 100% true. One way to make sure you reap the benefits of true whole grains is to prepare your own at home–here's how.
Artisan foods are those made with time-tested methods on a small scale, not mass-produced. Over the past 10 years, artisan offerings have exploded for foods like bread, cheese, and chocolate. Here at MyRecipes.com we're lucky enough to be headquartered within a couple of hours drive from Fromagerie Belle Chèvre, an award-winning artisan goat cheese farm in northern Alabama owned by NYC-marketing-exec-turned-farm-girl Tasia Malakasis.
Made popular by White Castle, today the term "sliders" also refers to gourmet mini-burgers served with a variety of toppings. The virtue of these burger bites is that you can mix and match toppings and meats (such as chicken, venison, beef, pork, and more) for endless flavor possibilities.