The Food ChannelÂ® presents its Top Ten Food Trends for 2009. The list is based on research conducted by The Food Channel in conjunction with the World Thought Bank found at http://www.neemee.com, and the International Food Futuristsâ„¢.
People want a community around food, and they are getting it virtually. This includes food websites with direct-to-Internet TV and greater interactivity, iPhone apps related to food; refined shopping lists that are mobile and may even include a running list of what’s in your cupboard. Food blogging sites, Twitter exchanges, amateur restaurant reviewers on Yelp, and recipe widgets (with coupons) are all gaining popularity.
The other side of this is the non-virtual community, where people are returning to potlucks and eating together. Expect to see some bartering with food, and increased coops where people come together to exchange their specialties in order to come up with a whole meal. We’ll see more buying in bulk and a likely uptick in home freezer sales.
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