>Food Channel Predicts 2011 Food Trends

>The Food Channel has been predicting the next year’s food trends for 23 years. Of particular interest to food manufacturers would be #6: Small is the new big business. Here’s this year’s list:

1. The Canning Comeback: Canning is gaining popularity due to economic and health concerns.

2. Men In Aprons: Layoffs have led to more men cooking.

3. Local Somewhere: Consumers are looking for hand-grown, no matter where it’s grown.

4. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: We’re tired of being told where we can eat.

5. Appetite For Food Apps: We’re using apps for recipes and coupon sources.

6. Small Is New Big Business: Corporations are thinking like small businesses.

7. Fresh Every Day: Rooftop gardens are part of this trend.

8. Chefs In Schools: Chefs are serving better flavors and more nutrition.

9. Discomfort Foods: Change makes us comfortable with more change.

10. Eating For Sex And Other Things: We’re working longer, so apparently we need more energy in certain departments.

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