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!
Is it time for your blog to Go for Gochujang?
What is it that makes us seek out hot and spicy foods? A quest for adventure? An infatuation with pain? Theories abound. What’s unquestionable is that throughout my career as a chef, food writer and food product developer, there has always been a hot sauce of the moment.
As the chart I included in this episode of the Food Trends TV Flavour Forecast shows, the trend evolves over a course of years as different cuisines come into the forefront and then spread their flavours into new twists on our own domestic favourites. That’s good news for bloggers looking to keep their content fresh and accessible since it means one can usually go back to a favourite recipe and create a new version using the latest on trend ethnic ingredients.
So, if you find yourself pressed for time this autumn, why not pull out those sriracha and chipotle recipes and see how you can refresh them using Korea’s favourite fermented hot sauce Gochujang?
Editor's Note: Food Trends TV is taking a break in August but will be back September 15th with new episodes.
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.