Brisan does culinary trend research to inform and inspire the food industry. This mini trend report covers fruit and vegetable culinary trends in 2017. Enjoy.

 
 

1. Calling out Definitive Harvest Season

  • "Summer" berries
  • "Winter citrus"
  • "Late autumn" celery root  |  Poole's Diner
  • "Late summer" tomato  |  Bouley, NYC 
  • "Summer" onion  |  Bouley, NYC
  • "Young" lettuce  |  Lincoln Ristorante, NYC
 
 
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2. Japanese Influence

  • Tokyo Turnip 
  • Yuzu
  • Satsuma
  • Buddha's Hand
  • Umeboshi 
 
 
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3. Unique Citrus 

  • Japanese Citrus
  • Grapefruit
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Blood Orange
  • Cara Cara
  • Bermagot
 
 
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4. Cooking Preparations 

Raw:

  • Aged Beet Tartare |  Alter, Miami
  • Crudite / Raw Vegetables / Chive Cream |  The NoMad, NYC

Confit:

  • Tomato Confit |  610 Magnolia, Louisville 
 
 
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5. Spiced Fruits

Such as:

  • Roasted pears with cardamom, clove, allspice blend
  • Satsuma with Chinese five-spice
  • Apple-quince medley with Korintje cinnamon, dehydrated Tonka Bean, vanilla sugar
 
 
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6. Old-World Inspiration

Grapes:

  • Lobster / Cracker / Comte / Grape |  Aviary, Chicago
  • Chilled White Gazpacho / Green Grapes |  610 Magnolia, Louisville
  • Fluke / Cured with Grapes / Radish / Fines Herbs |  The NoMad, NYC

Dates:

  • Warm ’Nduja Dressing / Manchego / Medjool Dates / Black Figs / Nduja Cracker | Band of Bohemia, Chicago

 

 
 
 
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