Food trends for 2019

Food trends for 2019

Every year, the food industry and media come out with lists of things that will be the trends in the upcoming year. Sometimes the writers are correct—kale has been a “thing” for a few years now—while sometimes they miss the boat. Here are some things I have seen and how I feel about them.

The Last Cookie Baking Session

My oldest child is a high school senior. As we move into December, I realize that we are crashing into lasts. Last Time We Decorate the Tree together. Last House Decoration Session. And Last Cookie Baking Session.

Timeless Thanksgiving

Chef Bill Fuller’s very first article for Eat.big outlines his Thanksgiving strategies, including recipes for turkey with stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts with aged Virginia ham, homemade cranberry sauce, crème brûlée and pear/apple crisp/cobbler. Like these enduring dishes, his T-Day battle plan still holds sway in the Fuller household.

That Pesto Time of the Year

That Pesto Time of the Year

When my daughter first started eating solid foods, she ate pretty much everything we gave her. My pride knew that her advanced and adventurous palate reflected my passion for food. “Of course big Chef Bill Fuller’s firstborn eats everything! She was exposed in the womb to all sorts of deliciousness and her tastes evolved and solidified before she took a breath! She will be my lifelong adventurous eating buddy.”

Hubris.