Each century and each decade has its own food trends, which arise from changes in the modern culture and influence the culture simultaneously. So, culinary can be named one of the most powerful tools in shaping tomorrow’s attitudes and likes, and that’s why we need to know these tendencies. The international manufacturer of home appliances Electrolux has surveyed the world’s most influential food critics and chefs to reveal the top trends in the culinary world—as it turns out, now the hottest thing in this area is “a Scandinavian bistro style slow street food restaurant with Japanese influences focusing on local ingredients,” says the press release.
The brand has asked the members of the Electrolux World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy (Electrolux is a proud partner of it), who select the Worlds’ 50 Best Restaurants annually, to share on the food tendencies that, to their mind, will come on the top in the next two years. Most of respondents (60%) believe that the focus on local food will be the most popular trend, bistro-style restaurants (35%) is placed on the second place, followed by slow (20%) and street (17%). The experts, who were surveyed by Electrolux, also note that veggie cuisine is on the rise, since people tend to add more vegetables and fruit, buts and seeds—both traditional and exotic—to their diets.
“I think that the trend is to feel closer to nature. Not to transform too much in the product, but to recreate it to give it in a kind of simplicity to the guests, so you can feel really good taste of the products. I think that the future trends are probably very close to what is happening,” shares Anne-Sophie Pic, winner of the World’s Best Female Chef award.
Luxury restaurants, though ranked #3 by the restaurateurs and chefs and as the fifth most important trend overall, still are not that appreciated by the food critics (they even don’t give it the fifth place). As to the national cuisine, the northern traditions and style seem to be the trendsetter now—Scandinavia is on the top in this area (Danish top restaurant Noma was named the world’s best restaurant for two consecutive years and a Dane, a Swede and a Norwegian restaurants scooped the top three places at the Bocuse d’Or competition). But the world also adores Japanese food, which is getting extremely popular around the globe (it follows the one of the northern countries), and the French cuisine, which used to be the most influential one, is ranked #3.