It’s that time of year again — the time when people obsess about the next big thing in…well, everything. Of course, few things are more fun to obsess about than food. So, consider this your amuse bouche. And no, I’m not talking about whatever it is your dirty mind just associated with that term. I’m talking about the tasty tidbit that gets your palate primed for the meal to come.
So, without further ado, here are the 11 tasty trends I think you’ll be hearing about ad nauseum in the food world next year, based on my extensive (yes, some would call it obsessive) consumption of food literature, food television and, of course, actual food itself. Better enjoy ’em now, before Food Network turns these perfectly palatable trends into something Sandra Lee would serve at her next theme party. Or worse, into a new catchphrase for Guy Fieri.