2020 has been a year of many changes, and the food industry is no exception. From Dalgona coffee to regenerative agriculture, the US has seen a variety of new trends emerge. Dalgona coffee, a South Korean drink made with instant coffee, sugar and milk, has become a popular alternative to our regular coffee dose. Baking sourdough has also been a popular activity during the pandemic, with people exchanging recipes and proudly photographing their creations.
M&S has also focused on “digestive well-being”, offering a wider range of probiotic foods and beverages. The older generation is driving the so-called “marineria” trend, which involves dry-aging or curing sausages for fish to intensify the flavor. Regenerative agriculture is another trend that has been gaining traction, which includes practices such as composting and crop rotation to restore degraded soil and improve biodiversity. The egg sandwich in a pan is also a great option for those who are always on the go.
Simply dip the slices of bread in the eggs and fry until cooked on one side, add cheese and bacon (if that's your thing), flip again and you're good to go. TikTok's gastronomic trends have made it easy to give classic dishes a different twist. These are just some of the biggest food trends of 2020 in the US. As we move into 2021, it will be interesting to see what new trends emerge in the food industry.
With more people staying at home due to the pandemic, it's likely that we'll see more creative dishes and recipes being shared online.