Search engine giant Google has released this year’s Food Trends Report, which is a fascinating compilation of data that can provide insight on the kinds of foods people are most curious about, what recipes are trending, and where the eating habits of the world are headed. This is useful information for anyone even remotely interested in food and how it might best please the guests at your next catered event. Since we’re an event design and catering company, it’s deeply interesting to us—we thought we’d go ahead and share some of our biggest takeaways from this year’s report so that you can apply the ideas to your own culinary creations or the ones that we prepare for you.
Cheese Curds and Turmeric?
Among some other unexpected entries, cheese curds and turmeric are popular searches, specifically how one might use them in dishes. Turmeric has risen in popularity thanks to its many notable health benefits, and cheese curds—while not quite as high on the “superfood” scale—are also deceptively good for you under the right circumstances. This leads into the primary observation we’ve had from this year’s Google report, and that’s while the popularity of classical foods remains strong, more and more people are expressing an interest in healthier foods. We’d like to think that this is a very good thing, since we’ve always believed that just because something is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious.