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Food Trends - 2022

Food Trends - 2022
2022's food trends will be mostly shaped by the needs of people working from home and by the culinarily-astute-but-fickle Gen Z (1997-2012), whose members want food with sustainable ingredients and a strong cultural back story, prepared without exploitation and delivered in a carbon-neutral way — within 30 minutes.

Food and Dining Trends in 2021

Food and Dining Trends in 2021
The COVID 19 pandemic has reshaped our cooking and eating habits and are expected to remain integral to what and how we eat in 2021 and beyond. The foods will continue to focus on improving our mental, physical and environmental health with a strong dash of adventurous, hands-on home cooking.

Can Regenerative Agriculture and Biodiversity Really Help?

Can Regenerative Agriculture and Biodiversity Really Help?
To regenerate our soils globally could help the soil reclaim its role as the planet's best carbon bank and a solid solution to removing excess carbon from the atmosphere. There are four main principles of soil health:  increasing diversity, minimizing soil disturbance, keeping above ground covered and below ground active at all times, and animal integration. But first, let's look at how we got to a state of poor soil health and performance.

Affects of Coronavirus Pandemic to Food System

Affects of Coronavirus Pandemic to Food System

Among the Coronavirus pandemic's many economic victims is the food industry. As is too often the case, the most suffering is borne by the small artisan food producers and the restaurants they supply. 

These same producers serving high end restaurants throughout the U.S. also grow, catch, forage, raise and produce the incredible foods available at To-Table.com.

Food Trends 2020 | To-Table

Food Trends 2020 | To-Table

Food selections, preparation, and production must now address the new generations' requirement that personal and environmental health drive purchasing decisions above historically more important characteristics such as price, tradition or abundant availability. Food now must be:

  • Healthier
  • More Functional
  • Sustainably produced 

And , of course, there are the quirky movements in taste, like fashion, which drift on and off the food scene with little evident reason. These are the trends which provide interesting diversions and changes. But the more dramatic shifts based on how foods affect us and the planet in a time of fears from climate change should last several years or decades. 

Here are the trends that To-Table forecasts dominating (along with a few of the quirky new tastes that come and go) in 2020:

How to Enjoy Your Own Party - Tips From Millennials

How to Enjoy Your Own Party - Tips From Millennials

Millennials generally get a bad rap about many behaviors at work and play, but I think we all can learn some good tips that are emerging from how the time-pressed, frugal millennial prefer to entertain. Several years ago, Millennials were less likely to eat at home either for entertaining or day to day meals. Read more!

Fresh versus Frozen Foods

Fresh versus Frozen Foods
There is an age-old debate among chefs, cooks and scientists that asks the question, “Which is better: fresh or frozen?” Like most of these kinds of debates, personal preferences seem to over-ride the science and the science tells us that how food is frozen and the type of food to be frozen influences the result.

Food Trends for 2019

Food Trends for 2019
Food trends in 2019 are expected to continue to move towards healthier, more sustainable and increasingly convenient foods. But not by hearkening back to the days of yore for a simpler life. Instead, bold new food frontiers in laboratory- developed proteins and meats from cells, plants and insects, new plant based packaging, and potions and superfoods are taking foods in new directions. Replacing meat as the primary source of proteins is a dominant effort, while getting CBD and other cannabis extracts into all manner of foods and beverages is an obsession. Below you will find the primary trends in food for 2019 currently being discussed by various experts in the industry.

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