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 circulate slowly and new products could take years to establish themselves, today rare ingredients and new dishes can proliferate online, globally, virtually instantaneously. On Instagram, a alliance of food nerds not just chefs, but( amateur) bakers, baristas, brewers and artisan producers are generating a creative frenzy of new ideas and potential break-out trends.
It is exhausting. It is exciting. The ideas are often ludicrous. Yet foods craving for the new is currently insatiable. The next menu “youre reading” 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 are going to be able make sense of this head-spinning, at times stomach-turning world with this, the ultimate hipster food glossary.