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NASFT Panel Names Top 5 Gourmet Food TrendsNASFT Panel Names Top 5 Gourmet Food Trends

February 28, 2011

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NASFT Panel Names Top 5 Gourmet Food Trends

CHICAGOThe Food Channel® announced its "Top 5 Trends" in the gourmet foods category based on observations by a National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) panel during the 36th Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

Breakfast is certainly hot including alternative grains and portability," said Kay Logsdon, editor in chief of The Food Channel  Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are all getting a lot of attention, and the intensity of the spice has certainly been increased in almost everything."

The Top 5 gourmet foods trends for 2011 include:

  1. Chocolate for BreakfastTea, Belgian waffles, granola and hot chocolate on a stick.

  2. Foods for HealingAncient healing teas, Blackwater with 77 minerals, aloe and cucumber drinks, plus micro-batches of healthful beverages.

  3. New NoodlesYam, kelp, farro and spelt.

  4. Heat with FlavorGhost peppers, yuzu-wasabi sauce and piquillo almond glop.

  5. Creative ChipsPinto beans, naan, peas, mung beans, kale and wild rice.

The panel also predicted retro foods, classic cocktails, wine-flavored foods, mini servings and cured meats would be hot trends this year.

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