Every Monday on her YouTube channel, food trends expert Dana McCauley gives us the lowdown on the trends that are happening in the food world. Stop by FBC on Tuesdays for a little extra insight from Dana on how you as a food blogger can use this information in your work! This summer, Dana is running her Summer Flavour Forecast highlighting some of the flavour trends you can expect to see playing out this fall and into the new year!
I grew up eating and enjoying beets in the form of borscht (made by my Ukrainian grandmother) and as pickles (made by my Anglo grandmother). I considered beets a normal part of my diet so I was surprised when I got older and ventured out into the world to discover that many people thought beets were horrible.
Well, as you’ll learn in the week three of the Food Trends TV Mid-year Flavour Forecast, beets are now a popular food in-and-of themselves. They’ve grown in popularity to become a bona fide darling of chefs and are lending their flavour to a plethora of new grocery store food products, too.
Has your opinion of beets been elevated in recent years? And, if it has, what prompted you to give them a second chance?
Dana McCauley is a seasoned marketing executive with extensive experience in all facets of the food business and a track record of taking ideas from concept to kitchen to commercialization. Recently Dana launched a YouTube channel called Food Trends TV. Weekly on Food Trends TV she examines current food trends in her own original videos; daily she curates great quality food trend content created by others in the Playlist section. Dana is a recovering cookbook author, blogger and food trend correspondent for morning shows such as Breakfast Television and Canada AM. Follow @DanaMccauley on Twitter for daily insights about her dog and for breaking news about what she’s making for dinner.