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!
Often as a cuisine begins to emerge as a forceful trend, it's led into the mainstream by a single crowd pleasing representative. Think tacos, spaghetti with meat sauce or pad Thai . How long were these signature dishes our single touch points with broader cuisines we now know so well and love?
Such is the case with pierogis. These yummy dumplings, common to Polish and Ukrainian menus, are becoming popular beyond the borders of their homeland and Canada's prairie provinces. And, if patterns repeat, they're a harbinger of a broader acceptance of Eastern European foods such as borscht, cabbage rolls and more!
As bloggers, catching on to the first wave of an emerging ethnic trend can help you to recruit new readers. Writing about emerging cuisines and using key words in your post titles means your blog will pop up on inquisitive reader's screens, helping you become the next big thing in blogging!
Now, back to pierogis: what's your favourite flavour? And, do you like them boiled and served with cream or panfried with bacon and onions?
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.