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Trendspotter Panel Selects the Top Trends of the Winter Fancy Food Show

Trendspotter Panel Selects the Top Trends of the Winter Fancy Food Show

After searching the exhibit halls at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, a panel of food writers and journalists have picked the top five food trends for 2013.

Here are the trends with product examples of each (View images of the products listed below at our Flickr Trendspotter Gallery here):

Botanical Beverages

Oil Nouveau

Blue Cheese Redux

So Many Seeds

Top Banana

Other trends identified are fruit-infused vinegars, chips with a healthy glow such as fuji apple chips, peppery sweets such as cayenne shortbread, agave and single-serve sizes.

The trendspotters are Maureen Clancy, Matters of Taste; Narsai David, CBS San Francisco; Nancy Wall Hopkins, Better Homes and Gardens; Sara Moulton, “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” Good Morning America; Kara Nielsen, CCD Innovation; Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Media; Stephanie Spencer, Sunset Magazine; Stephanie Stiavetti, NPR, Susie Timm, Girl Meets Fork; Joanne Weir, “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence,” PBS.