Every year, around the world, some feeding modes are discovered. Thus, during this year, certain culinary trends stand out in the world’s gastronomy as a whole. What are these foods and ingredients that are currently successful and that influence consumers’ eating habits?
What types of meat will be consumed in 2020?
Meat, whether white or red, is singled out by health experts as risk factors for certain non-communicable diseases. In recent years, other categories of meat that are more suitable for health have made a difference. Some come from the laboratories of the agri-food industries and others from nature. These include herbal meat substitutes and seafood deli meats.
Plant-based meat substitutes
Plant-made meat substitutes are increasingly reaching the hearts of restaurateurs and consumers. They are widely used in snacks, restaurants and domestic cuisine. Today, it is common to find sandwiches made with this kind of meat. Many grocery stores are marketing them, and demand is growing. All of this shows that this trend will continue for as long as possible. These meats are mostly made with plants, champions, etc.
The deli meats of the sea
Long present on plates, meat and cheese deli meats of animal origin are gradually being replaced by deli meats of the sea. Sea bass sausages, octopus sausages, etc. are more popular at the expense of pork or beef sausages.
What is the trend in 2020 for drinks?
At this level, there is not a significant major upheaval. The consumption of wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic cocktails is still relevant. There is even an increase in this type of beverage as well as the number of consumers. More and more consumers prefer sparkling water, wine-flavoured beverages, spirits, and gin and tonic. The same goes for cocktails, which are widely appreciated in 2020.
What categories of kitchens are in vogue in 2020?
The culinary trend in 2020 is between organic-based cuisine and local consumption, which does not prevent us from looking at foreign dishes.
- The return to local cuisine
The development of agri-food companies has long changed the eating habits of more than one. Lately, however, many people have opted for “local eating.” They prefer to prepare dishes with ingredients and products from their region. Thus, they are convinced of the origins of everything that lands on their plates. In addition, local products have an authentic flavour. As proof, currently in the West, 2/3 of consumers prefer to cook with locally produced fruits and vegetables.
- Cooking based on organically grown products
This culinary trend is almost akin to local consumption. Only that organic products can be exported well. Thus, organic vegetables from Asia can be found in Europe and used in French cuisine, for example. Vice versa! Indeed, organic farming is this form of agricultural and pastoral practice that does not degrade the soil or pollute the environment. It produces healthy and tasty products. As food enters the consumer market, some agri-food industries incorporateethical agricultural products into their production lines.
- West African gastronomy
For a long time, Asian culinary art has caused a worldwide sensation. Today, West African cuisine has also made its way and is being adopted by international catering. The cuisine of West Africa is indeed quite diverse. This is what makes it special and its strength. This part of the continent is full of enough aromatic plants, spices to naturally enhance the taste of the dishes.
- The new flours
In recent years, new flours have appeared on the market. So far, the best known flours are made from wheat, corn, quinoa, etc. Today, hemp, coconut, cassava, banana and fruit and vegetable flours are popular with pastry chefs and bakers. They also encourage the creation of other cooking recipes. On the other hand, there is a return of fat despite the fact that its excess is harmful to health. Ghost kitchens or ghost kitchens remain a culinary trend that will continue to be talked about in 2020.
In summary, culinary trends in 2020 are largely specialties that emphasize natural eating. However, the taste for products from the agri-food industry remains relevant. It should be noted that many consumers adopt behaviours that are part of the fight against food waste.