As this year comes to an end we were compelled to reflect on some of the best and worst food trends of 2023. Some trends were downright awful while others piqued our curiosity. Here we explore the ones we’ll bring forward into 2024 and the ones we’ll gladly leave behind!

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Like years past, 2023 was full of all sorts of trends, some good and even more not-so-good.

Regarding food trends, 2023 saw a rise of consuming organ meat, restaurant surcharges, and an increase in non-alcoholic beverage offerings.

In this episode, Tara and I explore some of the best and worst food trends of 2023 and make a few of our own predictions for 2024.

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Many of this year’s food trends were influenced by TikTok and other social platforms.

For example, The Liver King’s popularity contributed to the rise in consuming organ meat, while other influencers began eating caviar topped everything.

This year also saw the rise and fall of “butter boards”, cooking on the counter, and massive upcharges for broths marketed as “bone broths”.

Spoiler alert – it’s way cheaper to make your own stock or broth at home.

The overarching worst trend of 2023, one that applies to more than just food, is rapid inflation and everything becoming more expensive.

One of the trends we were happy to see was the rise in non-alcoholic beverage offerings from various companies, such as Athletic Brewing, Ghia, Seedlip, and others.

Tara and I have our own predictions for 2024 food trends and we’ll have to use this episode as a time capsule to see if we were right!

What are some of your best and worst food trends of 2023?

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  1. Merry Christmas and happy new year! I am a sponsor on patreon but it was just easier to listen this way. I enjoy your podcasts. I grew up on Long Island. East Islip. My father had 3 Karl Ehmer’s (German deli). It’s so fun for me to listen to you guys because I live in Virginia now and you remind me of all my relatives and friends I miss. Plus I have done a lot of your recipes and you’ve inspired me to enjoy cooking again. 🥂🌟🎉

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