“Every year is known for something specific and 2010 was no different as it was OFFICIALLY THE YEAR OF FOOD. From the spot-on trends in late 2009 (Epicurious, Food Channel, The Daily Beast) to the emergence of Ruth Bourdain, everyone was abuzzzzz about everything food related.
The expansion of Eater, the surge of food bloggers, and easier accessibility to quality products helped to bridge the gap between the obscure and the mainstream. The word foodie spawned a negative connotation and battles emerged between common folk for food superiority.”
“A Hungry Artist” makes an entertaining point with this proclamation of 2010 as The Food Year. I can only hope 2011 is as big on food education [people should know what “organic” means by now!] and awareness. A Hungry Artist asks “what else was popular this year?” and to that I answer: coconut water, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut yogurt, coconut ice cream, raw food snacks like raw kale chips, Fat Toad Farm Caramel, Jeni’s ice creams, Kombucha drinks, and even Ayrshire chicken. What did you add to your pantry this year?
Alyssa works at all MOM’s locations.