food trends

Stay at the forefront of evolving culinary trends! Find articles that spotlight emerging flavors, innovative techniques, and immersive dining experiences that can redefine the very essence of gastronomy.

World of Food & Drink 4 min read

A Look Back at the Food Trends of the 2010s

Let's send off the decade that was with a look back on some of the big food trends.

November 25, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

The Fine Art of Building a Seasonal Menu

Our program has a special focus on using locally sourced ingredients to create new and interesting dishes, and craft excellent seasonal menus.

November 15, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Sustainability Is Trending: How Will This Affect Your Restaurant?

For culinary students studying at the August Escoffier Austin culinary campus, sustainable business may just be good business.

October 18, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Why the ‘Baked Goods Triangle’ is Important for all Pastry Chefs

Online pastry students have good reason to be mindful of all of the core baking trends, but they should be especially attentive to the baked-goods triangle as they hone their culinary craft.

October 16, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

Does Seafood Have a Place on Your Menu?

Seafood can be an especially popular offering in a variety of restaurant settings, but it requires some special considerations and safety procedures.

September 23, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Food Festivals Every Foodie Should Experience

Some food festivals are worth a pilgrimage if you're a culinary student, chef or general culinary enthusiast. Let's take a look at a few of them.

September 11, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Layer Cakes on the Rise

Layer cakes offer pastry arts chefs the opportunity to display their technical excellence while bringing together a variety of pleasing flavors and textures.

September 6, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

The Flight of the Rotisserie Chicken

From reputable chefs to culinary-art TV personalities to major food retailers, rotisserie chickens are on everyone's radar. 

September 5, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

What’s the Role of Botanical Flavors in Pastries and Baked Goods?

Botanicals have some strong, even bitter and medicinal flavors. But with the right strategy, they can be effectively incorporated into a variety of baked goods.

August 20, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Gazpacho 4 Ways: Stay Cool With These Summer Soup Variations

Here are a few simple but creative ideas to help inspire appreciation for refreshing gazpachos this summer. 

August 15, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Gazpacho

Although it may seem like a complete contradiction, cold soup is a thing. A very delicious and refreshing thing that...

July 24, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

How Sweet and Savory Flavors Can Strike a Balance in Baked Goods

Bringing sweet and savory flavors together in baked goods allows pastry arts chefs to expand their menus and offer a variety of new flavors to their customers.

July 24, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

How Will Bans on Polystyrene Containers Affect Takeout and Delivery?

Foam containers are on their way out in an number of states and cities.

June 27, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

The Growing Popularity of Natural Wines

Natural wines' increasing popularity mean chefs have to be aware of how to effectively cook with them and pair them with a variety of dishes.

June 26, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

Is Pizza Gaining Acceptance as a Top Cuisine?

Pizza isn't only a food for delivery or casual celebrations anymore. Culinary school students can learn more about upscale presentations of pizza and how to create their own.

June 6, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Passion Fruit and Other Flavors Add a New Dimension to Baked Goods

Passion fruit and a variety of other less-common but generally available fruits can turn a standard dessert into something far more unique.

May 31, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Food Halls: The Growing Denver Dining Trend

A lot of culinary trends come and go, but are food halls bound to stick around?

May 28, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Sri Lankan Cuisine Could Grab the Spotlight in 2019

Auguste Escoffier culinary students studying at the Austin, Texas campus should familiarize themselves with Sri Lankan cuisine before it becomes culinary tour de force it's sure to be.

May 22, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Emphasizing Fresh, Homemade Condiments

Condiments can be so much more than a simple bottle of mass-produced ketchup or mustard left on the table for your customers.

May 20, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Wedding Cake Trends in 2019

Here are a few particularly interesting trends that online students studying in our Professional Pastry Arts program may want to pay attention to.

May 6, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Tapping Into the Rise in Popularity of Thin and Crispy Cookies

A great thin and crispy chocolate chip cookie is delicious, not particularly difficult to bake and can please a wide variety of customers.

April 24, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Hoagies and Grinders: Sprucing Up Sandwiches with Regional Inspirations

Sub sandwiches don't have to be a simple on-the-go meal, as these regional variations and attractive alternatives to the standard sandwich show.

April 22, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Chow from Macau: A primer on Macanese cuisine

Online culinary students who haven't heard of Macanese cuisine are in for a treat - the food is as interesting and mixed as the culture that created it.

April 16, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Dishes Inspired by Spring Season Holidays

From Easter brunch to pre-fasting Ramadan feasts, Boulder culinary students who want to get into the spirit of spring holidays can draw inspiration from the dishes served at these annual celebrations.

April 12, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nostalgia as a Driver for Dessert Inspiration

Nostalgic pastries and other desserts are a great source of inspiration when it comes to crafting modern treats that customers of all ages will enjoy.

April 10, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Americans Just Can’t Get Enough Eggs

Whether you recently inspired by Austin's first ever brunch festival, or you're already studying culinary arts there, there's never been a better time than now to start discovery the full potential of eggs.

April 8, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

Digital Dining: Using ‘the Cyber’ to Enrich the Dining Experience

Let's examine just a few examples of how restaurants are using technology to augment management and contribute to the dining experience.

March 29, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fermented foods continue to find favor

Fermented foods are popular across the globe and have been for thousands of years. Learn more about incorporating these foods into your culinary career.

March 26, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Is tahini the new peanut butter?

Tahini is versatile and straddles the border of sweet and savory depending on exactly how it's prepared, just like peanut butter.

March 20, 2019
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Contemporary plating techniques

Plating techniques are constantly evolving, but some approaches are enduringly popular. Learn more about contemporary techniques and how to apply them to your dishes.

March 13, 2019
Culinary Arts 3 min read

The cauliflower craze continues

Cauliflower's mild flavor and versatile texture potential make it a culinary contortionist. 

March 11, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Now trending in 2019: African cuisines

From the peri peri chicken of South Africa to the rich nyembwe chicken of Gabon, African cuisines are poised to take the world by storm in the next few years.

March 7, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Baking Elevated Cakes at High Altitudes

Baking at high altitudes means potentially making a number of adjustments, but the issues that occur at 3,000 feet and above are entirely solvable.

March 6, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

Thai-rolled ice cream is coming to a shop near you

Thai-rolled ice cream shops are opening left and right. For Austin culinary students who haven't had a chance to indulge in one of the city's many shops, here's a breakdown of this popular culinary curiosity.

February 28, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Nonalcoholic cocktails continue to grow in popularity

The market for nonalcoholic cocktails, as well as alcohol-free beers, wines and other spirits, is growing. Here's what you need to know.

February 25, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fats having a moment in the sun

After years of embracing low-fat and "lite," the pendulum has swung back the other way. Low-fat is out, and fatty is in.

February 21, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Sourcing transparency is on the menu in 2019

Sourcing transparency is an increasingly important topic for restaurants and customers alike. Learn how to tap into the farm-to-table trend and address a number of other important concerns.

February 15, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Better-for-you desserts are increasing in popularity

Better-for-you desserts are increasingly popular among a variety of eaters. How can you build such options into the menus you offer to your customers?

February 11, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

What’s going on with American cheese?

It's time for online culinary students make an informed decision about whether American cheese deserves a place on the menu.

January 31, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Creative ways to fill croissants

Opportunities abound for online pastry students who want to add a new dimension of flavor and complexity to the otherwise simple but delectable croissant.

January 23, 2019
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