Know your khachapuri from your Kalettes with our handy guide to the coolest, most obscure and sometimes ludicrous food trends
Modern food moves at a bewildering pace. Where once, influences from starring chefs would disseminate slowly and new products could take years to establish themselves, today rare ingredients and new dishes can proliferate online, globally, virtually instantly. On Instagram, a coalition of food nerds not just cooks, but( amateur) bakers, baristas, brewers and artisan producers are making a creative craze of new ideas and potential break-out trends.
It is exhausting. It is arousing. The notions are often ludicrous. Yet foods craving for the new is currently insatiable. The next menu you read will invariably be filled with terms such as kefir( a fermented milk beverage) or tsukune( Japanese chicken meatballs) that would stump all but the most painfully cool of diners. But, fear not. Together we can make sense of this head-spinning, at times stomach-turning world with this, the ultimate hipster food glossary.