2015 Food Trend Predictions

Happy New Year Everyone πŸ˜€ I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the bells when they chimed midnight, and that the New Year brings you everything you could wish for πŸ˜€

Last year at this time I did a lot of research to find out what was going to be popular food wise in 2014 and I had great fun, discovering what the “experts” thought we would all be chowing down on. A few of the things did seem to be more popular in 2014, so I decided to do another list. So here are 10 of the 2015 food trend predictionsΒ I like most from the “experts”.

1. Bitter Flavours

This year apparently we are going to go crazy for bitter flavours, like purer dark chocolate and strong bitter coffees.

2015 Food Trend Predictions

2. Savoury Yogurts

Its predicted we are going to go nuts for tomato, beetroot and kale yogurts. Gone are banana and chocolate (Yeah right!) and in come the veggies.

3. Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are going to be everywhere according to experts. Restaurants are going to be serving them alongside your dishes instead of vegetables grown above ground. Bring on the parsnips, turnips and swedes!

2015 Food Trend Predictions

4. Bugs

This one I really wanted to ignore but it was on almost every list so I thought I should include it. You did read the title right I did say bugs! Allegedly we will be scoffing bugs for snacks and sweets. Deep fried crickets anyone? Ah no, not for me but if you are feeling brave then how about a lollypop with a scorpion in it?

5. Matcha Tea

I’m pleased to see this one on all the lists I love baking and drinking matcha tea. It’s tasty and its good for you. The only down side I can see is the good stuff can be a little expensive but for me its worth spending a few extra pennies to get it the flavour is amazing.

2015 Food Trend Predictions

6. Plantains

These type of bananas are used in cooking and shouldn’t be consumed raw. You predominantly see them used in West and Central African dishes, Central American and Caribbean cooking. I have had them a few times and I look forward to trying them some more.

7. Rosmery

I love rosemary, it has such a lovely flavour if used correctly. But to be honest I don’t use it very often. I am going to attempt to change that in 2015!

2015 Food Trend Predictions

8. Fermented / Pickled Foods

We are all going to find our inner preserver and go wild for pickling this year. I love a good picked veg but I don’t know how wild I will go for home pickling. But then I do love to make my own jam so you never know….

9. Coconut Sugar

I have yet to give this one a try, but because it has a lower glycemic index than regular refined sugar it’s going to become increasingly popular. It’s rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6. And its an easy 1 for 1 in tea, coffee and baking. I can’t wait to give it a go.

10. Smoked Foods

In recent months I have started to see a lot more smoked foods in shops, restaurants and on TV. I have even seen home smoking kits for sale in shops, I haven’t gone that far but I like lightly smoked foods and look forward to seeing more ideas popping up all over the place.

2015 Food Trend Predictions

So did you see anything on the list that you are excited about or have you seen something else getting a lot of press recently? Let me know what you think πŸ˜€

Author: Emma

I make, photograph and write every post on Bake Then Eat. If you ever come over to visit you will be presented with a plethora of home bakes, expect to leave my home a few pounds heavier and with a doggy bag!

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  1. It will be interesting to see if these predictions come true- but no bugs for me thanks! Yuck!!!

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    • Hi Sian, don’t worry you are not alone in the bugs I wouldn’t either!

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    • Happy New Year Angie πŸ˜€ I too wouldn’t eat fried bugs!

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  2. This is such a great post…I love your yearly list of predictions!!

    I’ve already seen root vegetables popping up everywhere so I think the “experts” may be on the right track with that one…but bugs?! I don’t know that I can get on that bandwagon! Haha.

    Happy New Year to you, Emma!
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    • Hi Brianna, Happy New Year to you too πŸ˜€ I love root veggies and hope that one does stick around. But yeah bugs… not for me!

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  3. Love this post! It seems pretty accurate compared to other food articles I’ve seen. The bitterness thing…the only thing bitter I can tolerate is bittersweet chocolate. I had broccoli rabe the other day and I really didn’t like it haha.

    I still haven’t tried matcha but really want to! And savory yogurts? Oh my gosh, they sound so interesting!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with using these food trends in 2015!! Happy new yearr!
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    • Hi Karishma, You have to try matcha its so good, I am okay with bitter in small doses and I have tried savoury yogurt and it works in the right dish!

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  4. I am all about bitter chocolate. Last year I started changing from my beloved to milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Can anything beat dark chocolate with a little bit of sea salt? YUM!

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    • Hi Pamela, I almost always bake with dark chocolate I find milk a little too sweet to bake with dark is much better πŸ˜€

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  5. I’m willing to be considered a non-foodie person when I say that bugs aren’t going to be on my menu. I don’t like them crawling around either!

    The rest of the list, I’ll stand in a queue for. πŸ™‚
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    • Hi Maureen, I totally agree there is not a chance in this life time I will ever eat bugs…… far to creepy for me!

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    • Hi Ashley, root veggies are so tasty and good for you, so I too hope they stick around. I am really looking forward to giving coconut sugar a go!

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  6. Love that matcha is here! But there are a lot of places around where I live that cooks with bugs: some use flour made of blended up dried crickets, and a LOT of candy stores sell chocolate covered insects or bugs in a clear hard candy, so they are TOTALLY in on this trend already. I have yet to try it, but…I’m just not sure I can get on board.
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    • Same here, I am all for people trying new things but bugs are a step too far for me!!! πŸ˜€

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  7. Oh I love seeing these food predictions! I adore root veggies, coconut sugar and matcha and glad to see they made it on the list πŸ™‚ Happy Happy New Year, Emma!

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    • Hi Kelly, I agree root veggies are so underused I hope to see more this coming year πŸ˜€ Happy New Year!

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    • Hi Ian, that sounds lovely. I’m with you bugs are not for me πŸ˜‰

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