BOULDER, Colo. — Consumers will be interested in making and purchasing sour, tart, acidic and bitter foods, such as fermented cherry juice and sour beer, according to the brand strategy firm Sterling-Rice Group’s list of the top 10 trends for 2013.
The group also predicts that chef-made Better for You foods, Asian-inspired American comfort food, and single-serve small plates will be popular next year.
Sterling-Rice sees a bright future for produce, expecting chefs to feature vegetables as entrees and to use savory fruit to flavor appetizers, soups and meat dishes.
Other predicted 2013 trends include more accommodating menus for customers with dietary restrictions, adult offerings modified for kids, and the rise of the local artisan.
Lastly, the group sees popcorn as the snack of 2013, noting that sweet and savory popcorn might appear in unexpected places like croutons and ice cream.
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