Before the coming year gets into full swing, we should take the time to look back on the last year, and also implement some resolutions and new goals for 2017. A new year brings new trends and fashions, and in the world of food and drink, this often means new styles of cuisine and foodstuff.
It is hard to predict what will become popular, like the wonky veg and Korean cuisine of last year, but there could be some fantastic food trends heading our way that we should look out for. Have a look below to see which ones you are excited to get behind!
This year could see fine dining step to the side and more local, humble and informal cooking will step up. Sharing platters are great ways for the chefs in top restaurants, caterers for events and even those just firing up the grill in the back garden to show off the best of their food for everyone to enjoy and mix and match the dishes. Sharing platters can combine lots of textures, flavours and be presented in an enticing way. Look out for this when dining out and about this year!
Eating locally and sustainably
This is not a new trend per se, as eating local has long been an important thing for UK and British farmers. And in the wake of Brexit, eating local is going to be more and more common to buy and sell locally. Eating local food is a growing trend in a great way, and is welcomed by local farmers, butchers, grocers and more. When you are getting the best hog roast for sale, be sure to get the best local meat to cook on it.
Barbeque meat looks like it will continue to grow in popularity, as will the variations of barbeque grilling. If you are new to the barbequing game, go for something different like marinated steaks, lamb kebabs with plum sauce, hammered pork chops, glazed spare ribs, beer barbeque chicken jerk or tandoori style chicken for the meat fans. Grilled sardines, mackerel with barbeque sauce for the fish lovers, and grilled salad, barbeque corn and potato, halloumi and sage kebabs.
Breakfast on the grill
A new trend that we can definitely get behind in 2017 is the grilled breakfast. There is nothing better to start your day than firing up the griddle and cooking up the delicious eggs, pancakes, bacon and more. And if that is a lot to do in the morning before work, why not try making your weekend breakfast this way? That way you will really know the weekend has arrived.
Cooking over fire
Fire pits, griddles and grills are popping up all over the place. More and more chefs are opting for cooking over a fire in their restaurants, and with our spit roasts, hog roast machines and gas griddles for sale, you can easy join in the trend. Cooking over fire also gives your barbequed food that delicious smoky flavour. Just remember to be safe while cooking!
This a one of the weirder trends, but when you barbeque sweetbread just right, there is no denying its allure. Sweetbread is the thymus gland of an animal, most commonly veal or lamb but sometimes beef or pork. Their tender texture and sweet, creamy flavour, and if you are trying out your offal adventure, be sure to start with sweetbread.