Food business is known to be the most risky investment, very little monetary gain and returns in the beginning. However, those passionate about cooking have reported personal satisfaction from doing what they love on a daily basis. In order to survive in this industry, innovation is very important. Everyone is looking to add their own twists to food, and some of these become quite popular among locals and through social media. In the past some have fads have stuck around, and are being more and more used all over the world, as they are doable and environmentally friendly too.
Supporting Local Produce
Sourcing food locally and visiting farmers markets for fresh produce is one the most sustainable ways of cooking food. This not only helps local farmers and supports them in their continued business, but also allows the user to consume fresh food that is not frozen or preserved artificially. There are many restaurants who are opting for this trend, and they tie up with local farms to have a continuous supply of produce. This can be easily recreated by individuals, either by visiting local farmers markets or opting for door delivery if available.
Back To The Original Grains
Diet fads come and go, most diets are short run as they are impractical in todays busy schedules. However, more and more people and restaurants are trying to imbibe these diets into their lives, slowly but surely. Both super markets and food joints are trying to cater to the needs of new diets such as the vegan and paleo diets.
Paleo diet takes us back to ancient times when the hunter gatherers had access to super foods with the least amount of refining. These grains include chia seeds, quinoa, spelt, millets, etc. These grains can be easily substituted in the place of rice and bread.
With the rising population and the demand for more food production, farmers find it difficult to continue sustainable farming trends. Fertilizers and pesticides are used in abundance, and the ground is given no chance to replenish itself. Those who are environmentally conscious and care about the earth, know the benefits of sustainable farming. Not wasting food and water, having a small vegetable patch if possible, donating leftovers are all ways we can add our bit to global food sustainability.
Another most popular food trend is adopting suitable and popular food from other cuisines and using them in regular diets. With increasing number of restaurants opening up with unique menus, everyone is exposed to the traditional food of other countries. This awareness and experimentation has brought about an increase in the consumption and imports of global foods and condiments.
Home Brewed Beer
Beer can be brewed by anyone with a little knowledge and suitable environment for this task. Beer lovers are finding it more and more interesting to add their own twist on brewing beer, in the differing weather conditions and ingredients available. This trend is also catching up with home brewed vine which many families have been doing for many years for personal consumption and to gift to loved ones. Passion and patience is required to indulge in such a hobby.
Non Gluten Diet
Not many know or are aware that most of their health problems might stem from an intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a substance available in most regular food products, being aware of labeling and the right kind of food can help avoid it to both eliminate symptoms and improve health. Easy gluten substitutes are rice flour, almond flour, buckwheat or purchasing pre baked goods without any gluten ingredients. The labels for gluten free have a “GF” printed on them for easy recognition.
Trends in the food industry are sometimes for health benefits and sometimes for recreation. Some can be achieved and included in our regular diets while some can only be found in speciality restaurants. It is advisable to always start and experiment slowly in order to make it a healthy habit and part of our diet plans. It is also not advisable to take on every food trend without knowing its benefits and disadvantages, choosing the right one to accommodate what is suitable for our bodies and what is available predominantly in the weather conditions one lives in.