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5 Australian Food trends for 2014
Forget kale and quinoa – they’re both so 2013! At least that’s what many leading recipe blogs and chefs are saying, tipping the rise of healthy ‘clean’ foods to continue but manifesting in different ingredients which will be put under the spotlight increasingly in 2014.
However grains and veggies aren’t the only ones who will make noticeable appearances on menus and shopping lists around Australia, there are also some sweet treats that also look set to make it big in the world of catering and foodservice this year.
Standing Room Only is one of the Brisbane catering companies that are always keeping our ear to the ground to learn what’s popular when it comes to ingredients and dishes.
Here’s what we expect to see more of in 2014:
1. Pop Up Restaurants and Food Trucks
All capital cities in Australia have enjoyed casual outdoor eating in the form of gourmet food trucks and pop up restaurants as an increasing proportion of foodies continue to turn away from fine dining restaurants looking for more casual options.
This has been the case in Brisbane, and we look forward to seeing this interesting form of foodservice continue in 2014. We’re sure we won’t be the only ones welcoming more mobile catering ventures who set up pop up shops and deliver gourmet meals on wheels.
2. The Ancient Grain Trend Continues
Quinoa was so popular last year that many of the countries producing the grain experienced significant supply shortages. Quinoa is still expected to be extremely popular, but menu trendsetters are expected to move towards other ancient grains, this time from the Middle East including teff and freekeh. Also while not considered strictly wheat or grain, buckwheat (a fruit seed) which can be used as an alternative to rice, seems to be increasingly making in inner-city café menu appearances in the form of buckwheat pancakes.
3. Cauliflower makes a comeback
It’s been fondly referred to as the next kale, and for maybe a vegetable that doesn’t overly excited, however, the diversity of the humble
4. American Southern Cuisine
The rise of comfort food from the Southern U.S. looks set to continue, although instead of sliders, hoagies
5. Éclairs eclipse macaroons for sweet eats
For a while macaroons where the fashionable sweet dessert, but following the lead from patisseries in Paris dedicated éclair shops are springing up in Sydney and look set to follow in other capitals. Their versatility of
We’re always on topic with new trends and tastes here at Standing Room Only, but we also cater to the preferences of any tastes our guests have, whether that happens to be currently ‘trendy’ or not! We can advise on all the different catering options for your next event in Brisbane.
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