Will gourmet doughnuts overtake the cupcake craze this year? (Pictured: bacon-maple "Flying Pig" doughnut from Gourdough's food truck in Austin. Credit: pagetx via Flickr.)
That gold, strapless cocktail dress adorned with feathers that Versace put on the runway last season will almost assuredly be reproduced by both high- and low-end designers this year, to be seen everywhere from small boutiques to Forever 21. Just like that celebrity chef’s gourmet doughnut shop in Manhattan, which will spur a monomania for sweet, yeast-risen breakfast treats topped with everything from bacon to squid.
Food and dining trends, like those in fashion, are predicted — or determined — every year by the trade’s influencers. Big-name and up-and-coming chefs, large food companies, restaurant consulting firms and even Food Network are the main culprits.
So what’s the buzz for the next 12 months?
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Hey, hey! I feel like such a bad blog parent for being so neglectful these past few months, but working two full-time jobs can get in the way of upkeeping a kickass blog.
Excuses aside, I’ve got more free time on my hands and this translates to more bloggin’ time! I’ve got quite a few tasty recipes I’d written up for my other job that I’ll be reposting here over the next week, as they are just plain awesome and need to be seen. I’ll also be working on brand new content, including some local coverage of the Austin food scene.
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