Light up your fondue pot, open a Snapple, put on some sizzling bacon and let's do this. It was almost impossible to go to a dinner party in the '70s and not come face to face with this tasty French dish. Some people credit Julia Child for her sudden and widespread recognition, while others point to the 1975 edition of The Joy of Cooking, where quiche recipes featured prominently. This Swiss dish caused a sensation for the first time in the US.
UU. At the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Visitors went to the event's Alpine restaurant for the opportunity to cut pieces of bread with extra long forks and then immerse them in vats of melted cheese, wine and condiments. Fondue (and fondue parties) gained momentum over the next decade, and while the above-mentioned cheese fondue has been eaten in Switzerland since the 18th century, chocolate fondue is a purely American invention.
This restaurant staple only dates back to 1952, when chef Peng Chang-kuei, a native of the Chinese province of Hunan who had fled to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War, created it for an American admiral after serving him everything that was on his regular menu. The name was pure idea on the fly. Peng came up with General Tso's chicken only when the admiral asked him what the dish was called, but he stayed. In 1972, when The Rolling Stones were doing a massive tour to promote Exile on Main Street, they stopped at the Trident bar in Sausalito, California, where Mick Jagger tried his first Tequila Sunrise, an ombré mix of orange juice, tequila and grenadine designed by waiter Bobby Lozoff.
The band liked the drink so much that Keith Richards dubbed the Sunrise tour with cocaine and tequila in his autobiography, Life, the following months. A year later, the Eagles immortalized the cocktail with the song Tequila Sunrise, and soon the three-ingredient drink (four if you garnish it with a cherry) was available in almost every bar in the United States. With the help of good marketing and the right taste, trends can become known among other food options. As awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy intestine grows, it is to be expected that foods based on a gut-friendly mentality (pickled, fermented, prebiotics and probiotics) will become increasingly popular with customers, as well as plant-based foods.
One in 10 occasions when adults eat food within an hour of purchase; more than half of these foods come from a supermarket (Hartman, 2011). Another thing to keep in mind is that adding certain new and modern foods can cause food costs to increase, making those dishes unprofitable. Increasingly, success lies in the ability to identify the specific foods, flavors and ingredients of ethnic cuisine that will best be integrated into and emulate Americans' favorite foods and forms. Chains such as Panera Bread, Shake Shack and Chipotle have helped introduce the so-called fast and informal restaurant concept, which is based on freshly prepared food with quality ingredients that cost only nominally more than fast food in terms of money and time.
When a customer browses a restaurant's menu, they expect to see that the meals reflect the latest food trends. That's why we'll also look at three essential questions you should ask yourself to determine if it's worth adding a current food trend. Nearly all members of Generation X are familiar with the Food Pyramid, a graphic produced by the government designed to show the type and proportions of foods that Americans should eat to stay healthy. In addition to social media, there were other gastronomic trends, such as the vegan options that were available at Taco Bell.
Food fads are similar to trends in that they still go viral in one way or another, but they go away after a while. Nowadays, people, especially younger generations, are more aware of their health, which is what is behind many existing dietary trends. As rapid population growth tests natural resources and food supplies, the days of wasting food are over. The unprecedented changes in lifestyles and eating patterns, the increased demand for healthier foods and more ethical choices, and the desire of consumers to know more about the foods they choose will cause dramatic changes in the way the food industry does business in the coming years.