On the Menu: 2010 Food Trends

crystal ball Just about every foodie forum has prophesied what we’ll see on our plates next year, so we thought we’d get in on the act, too. Behold, the James Beard Foundation’s predictions for 2010 food trends! Meatballs: When we heard that a meatball shop will soon open in New York City, we got a gut feeling that they will be rolling onto many a menu next year. (Seeing this slideshow on the Bon Appétit website confirmed our suspicions.) Given that mouths everywhere have yet to grow weary of the upscale burger trend that shows no signs of stopping, a drift toward these other hand-formed mounds of ground meat seems inevitable. Also:

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Food Matters: Old Potatoes are New Again

potatoes What happens when you combine a stumbling economy with diners' unwavering adoration of the humble, starchy spud? You get cost-conscious chefs dusting off the quaint potato dishes of yore and giving them a contemporary spin. Tejal Rao reports on this new trend for the tuber.

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