It’s the end of the year and the usual predictions about what we’re going to be eating in the coming year are popping up like mushrooms (yes, one of next year’s trend) on a wet lawn. However, it’s also the end of a decade and it’s worth looking back at the foods that defined the years 2010 to 2020.
Not so long ago charcuterie was but a distant memory from rustic France and 70s dinner parties, but at the start of the decade, the cheese and cured meat platter made a major come back. So much so that it seems like it’s always been as popular as it is today. With plant-based and dairy-free eating trends only set to grow, it remains to be seen if attitudes to this animal protein extravaganza stay as popular as it is today.
Red Velvet Cake
An Instagram favourite, the Red Velvet cake exploded because of its relative ease to bake and it’s rich luxuriant appearance on millions of posts. A little bit retro, homely, yet luxurious it’s the equivalent of the gastronomic humble-brag.