Canadian Food Trends for 2012
|January 19, 2012||Posted by Alex under Canada, Lifestyle|
A column of foodies recently got together and made some predictions for Canadian food and eating trends in 2012.
What sort of chow do they predict Canadians will start enjoying more of this coming year? Find out!
Which food trends should you be on the lookout for this year? Let’s see how many come true.
The first item on the list is syrup from birch trees. Both savoury and sweet, it tastes slightly like caramel and would be an awesome addition to any salad along with a few crushed walnuts or dried cranberries.
Chocolate will always be on the hearts of Canadians, but nowadays more and more people are looking to get the most out of the health benefits offered by raw cocoa. The nib, or the powder it produces when ground, are extremely rich in antioxidants and contribute to a healthy heart. Maybe we’ll start seeing these ground up in our morning coffee for a nice mocha flavour or sprinkled over light deserts.
It’s nice to know that people with Celiac are having an easier time getting by these days than they did years ago. As more grocers are becoming aware of the condition, it’s becoming more common to find gluten-free products at just about any store. The best part is that chefs are getting creative with their recipes, and we’re starting to see all kinds of neat gluten free deserts and main courses we never thought possible.
This prediction makes me happy. Eating local not only helps the growers in our province, but lets us enjoy food the way it should taste. Fresh food is so flavourful that it’s sometimes unbelievable. Last summer I was lucky enough to enjoy plenty of fresh greens like kale and collards grown right here in Montreal!
With people being on the go all the time, more and more of us are looking to find healthy alternatives to the traditional chocolate covered granola bars of our youth. We’re starting to see more and more small, individual portions, of healthy food on the shelves and in our backpacks, briefcases and purses.