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12 Food Trends For 2012

What’s going to be hot this year in food? I’ll tell you what’s going to be steaming up my kitchen after the jump…


  • Watermelon Radish 1 of 12
    Watermelon Radish
    An intensified, sweeter version of the original. Plus they are much bigger and I eat them nightly because I can't get enough.
    Find out more about watermelon radishes at Boxed Greens
  • Farm Fizz 2 of 12
    Farm Fizz
    What is it? It's Champagne grown and produced by small farms in France. It's like the craft brew of Champagne.
    Find out more about farm fizz at Macs Beer and Wine
  • Moroccan 3 of 12
    Moroccan
    Santa was good to me and brought me a Tagine. I've been testing out all kinds of recipes, yay!
    Make this Lamb Tagine recipe from AprilPedia
  • Arancini 4 of 12
    Arancini
    Meatball schmeatballs, now it's all about balls of risotto with cheese and proscuitto and other tasty ingredients.
    Get this arancini recipe from Taste
  • Chefs As Actors 5 of 12
    Chefs As Actors
    This year we will be taking the term celebrity chef even further with watching chefs break out of reality TV and into the movies and scripted TV.
    Get a closer look of Bobby Flay on Entourage at Music Skins
  • Sustainable Fish 6 of 12
    Sustainable Fish
    No more environmentally irresponsible eating of fish!
    Read more about sustainable fish at Mystic Waters
  • Rooftop And Backyard Gardens 7 of 12
    Rooftop And Backyard Gardens
    More and more people will be starting their own green paradise in their small city quarters.
    Read more about rooftop gardens at Design Squish
  • West Coast Burger Heading East 8 of 12
    West Coast Burger Heading East
    The migration of many West Coast burger joints are expanding East. Umami included.
    Read more about umami at Serious Eats
  • Healthier Fast Food 9 of 12
    Healthier Fast Food
    One of my favorite treats is the grilled chicken sandwich from Chik-Fil-A. It's only 290 calories!
    Read more about healthy options on the go at U Can Be Healthy
  • Food Halls 10 of 12
    Food Halls
    Everybody wants one. Just look at Todd English's food hall at the Plaza.
    Look at the Pretty food hall on Luxist
  • Cookie Sandwich – The new Cupcake? 11 of 12
    Cookie Sandwich - The new Cupcake?
    I hope cupcakes will go away, I'm tired of trying out new joints only to be met with a dry, crumbly, over sugared blob.
    Get these tasty cookie sandwiches from Tea Cakes Bake Shop
  • Old School Sandwiches 12 of 12
    Old School Sandwiches
    We all love the Cubano, but it's time to get back to the classics like the club and french dip.
    Get a closer look at this club at Giant Electric

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