Our Food Predictions for 2015

Food Network Kitchen have a pretty good handle on the trends that will shape what you order, eat, watch and read in the new year. Here are their predictions.

Food Network Kitchen have a pretty good handle on the trends that will shape what you order, eat, watch and read in the new year. Here are their predictions:

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1. More Love-Child Snacks: 2014 saw the unholy couplings of brands that spawned Dewitos (Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew), cappuccino-flavored Lay's, pumpkin pie-flavored Pringles and more — and that was just for chips.   In 2015 expect more collisions of sweet and salty, bitter and befuddling, like candy bar-flavored sodas and other flavors that you can't find in nature

2.  Easy Meal Customization:  Forget fussy fixed menus.  In 2015 expect more curated mix-and-match fast-casual joints, smaller menus at mid-range restaurants and family-style feasts at high-end places.

3. More Drinking, Less Chewing: 2015's must-have utensil is a cup. Whether they're filled with green juice, fruit smoothies or full-on sippable meal replacements, people want their protein, vitamins and minerals on the go and on the double.

Look out for even more squeezable kids' fruit pouches, high-end blenders making juicing mass, bone broth becoming the new kale smoothie, butter coffee and DIY Soylent.

4.  Don't Be Anti Bacteria:  Our culture is really into cultures — fermented and probiotic foods like kombucha, kefir, kimchi and miso — that support healthy gut bacteria.

In 2015 watch for a bounty of fermented pickles and pickle juice; sauerkraut; savory yogurt; cultured butter and buttermilk; kefir grains and kombucha; fermented sausages (salami, Thai sour sausages); and kvass.

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