While many turned their backs on French food in favor of other “cooler” international cuisines, I think that what we are experiencing is cyclical in nature but with a twist. It is acknowledging the importance of French cuisine while infusing local flavors.
It is sort of a reawakening to some o f the wonders of French food and culinary tradition. At the same time, I think it is a warm up for a stronger return to French cuisine in the coming years.
The opportunity here is to focus on local/regional French cuisine as a source of inspiration. We tend to think of French cuisine in a national sense, but really some of the greatest wonders are in the regional cuisines of France.
These cuisines are great fodder for creativity and a base for infusing American flavors and ingredients.
French Evolution – American ingenuity is turning French cuisine into modern opportunity, making it one of our top 10 flavor trends for 2019.