The end of every year brings reflections on the past year’s trends…but there are also plenty of predictions about what may be coming in the next year and “Food & Wine” is reporting that there are some interesting trends popping up on Pinterest, which offer an peek at the biggest food and drink trends for 2022. Some of these may sound a little out of the ordinary so we will see if they actually come true. Here are some of their guesses.
- Afternoon tea will be the new happy hour – Apparently, searches for “vintage tea party”, “high tea food ideas”, “drinking tea pose” and “tea party aesthetic” have been on the rise lately and only look to increase in 2022.
- Ancestral eats” – This is defined as “somebody’s grandparents’ recipes” and if you’re not totally sure what that means, consider that Pinterest searches for traditional Norwegian recipes are up…to the tune of 120%! Authentic Filipino recipe searches are up by 35%…but traditional Russian foods? A staggering 150% increase.
- Cupcakes are “out” – Elaborate cakes – from gravity defying tiers to bubble and 3D cakes – are “in” and while we’ll always have a place in our hearts for cupcakes, cake POPs are going to be the “new flavor.”