Culinary no-no #502

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FOOD BLOGS, BUT ONLY ONE CULINARY NO-NO!

We are just into a new year, which means just about everybody is making predictions. That includes forecasts about food.

Whole Foods has released its predictions for the top trends and products that will dominate the food industry in 2017.The experts who made the list are in charge of tracking consumer behavior and buying food and other products for the 365 by Whole Foods stores.

As you might have guessed I’m not exactly thrilled with some items in their crystal ball.

Maybe not as omnipresent as pumpkin, but coconut

Coconut here. Coconut there. Coconut everywhere.

Coconut Flour Tortillas
Coconut flour tortillas.

Maybe they work. But why mess?

Purple food

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Purple cauliflower

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Purple sweet potatoes

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Purple corn

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Purple asparagus

Alternative pasta

That could be…

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Beet spiral pasta

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Lentil pasta

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Pasta with chickpeas

Oven-ready meal kits

Essentially dinner in a box, because we want it quick and easy.

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How accurate will Whole Foods be? After all, they predicted canned wine would set a trend in 2016.

Here’s what the National Restaurant Association is predicting for 2017. I have serious doubts about #3.

We do know this. No one will go back to these so-called experts at the end of 2017 and ask them why there were so wrong.

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