VANCOUVER — Offal, foraging and marshmallows top the list of hottest food trends to rule in British Columbia this year, reports the Vancouver Sun.
Among the notable B.C. trends, it seems gluten free is becoming increasingly mainstream as evident by the wide selection of gluten-free cookbooks along with increased sales of gluten-free dishes at restaurants.
Foraged and local ingredients such as mushrooms, berries and roots continue to garner attention of celebrated chefs along with the popularity of restaurant gardens, such as the one at Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel or at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge.
Other food trends of note include marshmallows, which are now available in a variety of flavours, offal pieces of meat, including ears, stomach, blood, nose, feet and testicles. Another widespread trend is the pervasive number of street food vendors turning their on-the-go operations into brick-and-mortar businesses.
For more on B.C. food trends, visit Vancouver Sun.
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