The guide had surveyed diners across the U.S. and asked them which food trends of 2014 they loved and hated, picking three for each.
In the hated department sour beer and, surprisingly, kale salad are both listed with the publication calling kale the ‘Taylor Swift of greens’ - predicting that perhaps 2015 will make way for other greens, such as spinach.
For the loved section wood-fire cooking comes out on top with the technique bringing out lovely smoky flavours that diners really seem to be appreciating. There’s also chicken for two and digital reservation/payment apps listed in the loved trends of the year.
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