Sometimes it is hard to stay on top of all the comings and goings in the world of food, whether it is a new restaurant launch, the latest food crazes or a quirky new cooking tool that will make your life so much easier. So in order to keep you with current places to eat, ways to cook and things to talk about, we have compiled a list of August’s growing food trends.
The Rise of Pickling
Pickles were once a staple in our homes and down at the local pub, but now the pickle has become much more of a classy affair and it is seeing a rise to the big leagues. Now no chef is worthy of his title if he hasn’t dabbled in putting his own spin on one of the most classic ways of preserving food.
This trend is so prominent in London that restaurants such as Rawduck now have their own pickles menu! Now there is a pretty strong belief that pickling has moved on from being some old tradition you do in your home and now the vast majority of chefs have their own pickles that perfectly compliment a large variety of foods on the menu.
Milk From Vending Machines
A trend that has already got traction in the EU is that of shoppers being able to buy raw, unpasteurised milk from vending machines. The recommendation for this to happen in the UK by the food safety regulator has caused some controversy too! The FSA believe that consumers should have greater access to raw drinking milk after they found that most people supported a relaxation of the rules. Up to now raw milk can only be bought directly from farmers and sales are controlled strictly because of the potential harmful bacteria that could be in the milk. We’ll just have to wait and see whether it goes ahead.
On a lighter note Chipotle has announced a burrito bonanza, after they have promised to giveaway 14,000 free burritos for a week during August. Check out their site for more details.
The Philips Noodle Maker
The latest gadget to be released is the inventive noodle maker from Philips. Anyone who likes noodles or pasta and has ever fancied creating their own would love this product. It is capable of producing 500 grams of noodles in just 15 minutes! And it does all your favourite styles too, whether you are partial to udon, soba or ramen noodles. If you really want this product then you’ll have to get it delivered from either Japan or Hong Kong, otherwise you will have to wait for it to makes its move over to the West.
Eating with the Chefs
One of the cooking books released this month that is of note is Per-Anders Jorgenson’s Eating with the Chefs. Jorgenson’s photography captures staff meals at some of the best restaurants around the world and throws in 50 recipes to top it all off. There are some beautiful images of the time when a lot of people believe the best food is cooked in a restaurant…for the staff.