The culinary is same as fashion, quality, technique and eye-catching design matters and it has its own trends. It can be said that there is a little of science, innovation and art involved in cooking. Culinary trends usually include new ingredients, different food decorations, unique food pairing and various cooking techniques. For example, 2012 was all about vegetarian, gluten-free and low-calorie food. And every restaurant kitchen followed these trends in order to satisfy existing customers and gain new ones. Same was this year. Read on to find out which culinary trends marked 2013 and were a part of every kitchen, restaurant and TV show.
Slow cooker – Slow cooker is a perfect tool for any kitchen. It provides you with flexibility to prep the ingredients early in the day (before work, for example) and let them slow cook for 6-8 hours. Slow cooker is very easy to use. Simply cut all ingredients, put them in the slow cooker, set the cooking time and temperature and continue doing other tasks. Without the need to constantly steer and overlook the food to prevent it from burning, with slow cooker you can serve delicious meal without working hard.
Cooking in double oven range– The double oven range is a very helpful appliance which can help you cook two different meals at different temperatures at the same time. Up until recently, double oven range could only be seen in high end restaurants, but with so many benefits it offers, almost all better equipped restaurants have one. In fact, if you plan on opening a restaurant or are looking for ways to increase productivity of your current restaurant business, invest in a quality double oven range. For those who love to cook and entertain often, there are many double range oven models designed for home use. Just imagine how cool it is to bake a cake and a turkey at the same time. Think of how much time you’d save.
Mixture of different cultures – This new cooking trend involves mixture or, better said, pairing of two different dishes of two different cultures and making one unique dish. Many famous chefs invent new recipes these way. They literally play with ingredients and together with exceptional culinary skills and knowledge, they come up with amazing new menu entries. These dishes are super delicious, rich in flavor, texture and quality. Mixing ingredients and techniques from multiple cultures surely provides an enjoyable experience for taste buds.
Only walk-in restaurants – If you commonly called few days in advance to reserve a table in a restaurant, you might have been surprised by the new culinary trend – no reservations, only walk-ins. Growing number of restaurants ditched the traditional way of reserving a table for a more modern ‘first come, first serve’ sort of method. This ‘no reservations’ trend allows restaurants to acquire new customers and also gives people an opportunity to dine in different restaurants and try out new delicious dishes.
Korean food – The Korean cuisine has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world. The unique ingredients, cooking techniques and bold flavors similar to Chinese and Japanese cuisines, have become one of the most sought-after meals worldwide. Make sure you try a Korean dish before you welcome 2014. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Smaller portions – Numerous high end restaurants follow this trend and customers simply love it. Standard size dishes which feature one type of food are replaced with dishes which feature smaller portions of two or more various dishes. The results are great as people love this choice of trying out different flavours.