On the first and third Monday of every month 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 following Tuesdays for a little extra insight from Dana on how you as a food blogger can use this information in your work!  

avocados on toast

What do avocado toast, flat whites, grains and greens bowls and $5 slices of toasted artisan bread all have in common?  They were all popular breakfast and brunch trends in Australia before being all the rage in North America.

Surprised?  Don’t feel badly. You aren’t alone. Generally speaking, the influence of ethnic cuisines on North American eating habits are pretty easy to spot. Not so with the Australian breakfast trend. These beach inspired fresh and healthy approaches to breakfast and brunch are so naturally appealing to North Americans who want a break from bacon and eggs and breakfast muffin sandwiches that pretty much no one noticed this gentle invasion.

Discover how you’re already being influenced by this healthy way of starting the day.  Watch my video and then dig deeper if you want to know more. There are likely dozens of good resources to consult to find out what’s happening in the Australian food scene; however, here are three of my favourite resources.

Y Lee: Lemonpi (Twitter @lemonpi & Instagram lemonpiy

Bill Granger  www.bills.com.au

Kylie Kwong www.kyliekwong.org

Know someone else who deserves to be mentioned? Share your recommended Australian food pros to in the comment section below!

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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. Dana is also the Executive Director of Food Starter, a food business incubator that helps entrepreneurs bring new food products to market.  Dana is also 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.

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Interesting. I’ve been eating all of the above for years. (I also really like brothet greens soup with an egg on top for breakie in the cold winter). What’s great about this trend is perhaps the rest of my friends/family will quit telling me how weird I am!


Great video! A friend of mine just returned from a year in Oz and had the same things to say..all the breakfasts we think we “discovered” like avo toast they’ve been doing for years! It makes me want to go there and eat purely avocado toast with their many variations…yum!

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