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Food Trends 2014

Main Image 17 January 2014

The Food industry is always looking for the next trend. Read here to see what is expected in 2014.

Simple and Natural 2013-2016

Simple natural flavours, textures and preservations that quite simply taste of nature.

  • Fermentation
  • Aged and dried
  • Micro and moulds
  • Less is more
  • Smoked
  • Scandi simplicity

Hybrid 2013-2017

Creating new ideas by blurring and fusing known foods and formats to create hybrid food and experiences.

  • Fusion
  • Sweeet and savoury blur
  • Format revolution
  • Eat anything anywhere
  • Baker chefs
  • Cuisine mashup

Land and Place 2012-2019

Taking advantage of one's country, region, or locality's own unique larder.

  • Local, regional bounty
  • Seasonal
  • Respect food and people
  • Made in…
  • Environment
  • Preserving the past

Outside In, Inside Out 2013-2020

Influence from the garden, field and hedgerow.

  • Raw
  • Flexitarian
  • Foraged
  • Eating the rainbow

Food with a Conscience 2013-2020

Growing interest in where food comes from, how it is produced and against what standards from farm to table.

  • Socially responsible
  • Sustainable
  • Producer to plate
  • Transparency
  • Giving back
  • Food footprint

All Being Well 2013-2020

A growing demand for food products and services with added health and wellbeing benefits.

  • High protein, balanced carbs
  • Seeds and grains
  • Monitor me
  • Free from allergens
  • Sugar reduction
  • Healthy fine dining

Back to the Future 2014-2018

Inspiration from the past often with a modern interpretation.

  • Heritage ingredients and dishes
  • Nostalgia
  • Playful interaction
  • Casual
  • Fun

Guts and Glory 2013-2016

Full on flavour products and dishes and having the guts to have a go and take risks.

  • New ways and formats
  • Gutsy bold flavours
  • Upscale trash food
  • Risk taking
  • Diner food
  • Street food evolution

Trend Setting Cuisines 2014


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food trends 2014 map



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