Food trends hit us all the time. Sometimes they stick, sometimes they don't. For every trend that has legs (the cronut, the kale craze, the juicing phenomenon, kimchi everything, the quinoa colossus), there are those that are magical flashes in the pan (whipped lardo, shishito peppers, flavored marshmallows and bone marrow in everything).
The food-trend predictors have been busy this year. And they had a lot of material to work with. For 2015, they identified dozens of trending foods, flavors, dining experiences and behaviors in our culinary-obsessed culture. So farewell, shiso leaves and hello, bone broth! Here are a dozen of the most interesting food trends to mark a new year in food.
1 Flaky fabulous: "The Cronut has jumped the shark," states trendwatcher Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America. "Foodies have moved on to a more classic, flaky comfort food: Southern buttermilk biscuits." The interest in Southern foodways has created a hunger for something honest, such as a biscuit, as opposed to a hybrid like the croissant/donut merger or the cragel (croissant/bagel merger) or the pretzel croissant. But the biscuit seems to be busting out, too: San Francisco's Biscuit Bender sells creative flavors such a pumpkin spice chocolate chip and sour cream and sage, Salzman notes.