The New York Times recently published a list of 30 food trends to help guide you through your next meal.
You might be surprised by what’s on there.
Here are the 30 trends you should know about.
Dining out is the best way to meet your social circle and build your social capital.
“Food is an important part of the social circle,” said Mary C. Denno, a social media marketing and marketing strategist with Dennos Associates.
“And social circles are so much more likely to grow if they can connect with each other through a shared interest and a shared passion.
Diners share the same taste and approach to food.”
So, how can you build a social network that attracts your friends and family to your dining out experience?
Dining in has the best chance of being a source of social capital and a great way to build that.2.
If you don’t have a full bar, make one.
It’s a great opportunity to make friends and get to know other people.
“If you have a cocktail bar, you can make your own cocktails,” said Dennot.
“Make one and take the cocktail home and share it with friends.
Make two or three, make them your friends, and share them with everyone.
They will be your new friends, they will know your name and your name is going to be a big part of their social life.”3.
If your restaurant has a bar and is popular, make sure your food is good.
“A restaurant with a good bar is more likely than a restaurant with poor bars to have a high number of people who want to eat there,” said Cauley.
“So, if you are going to a restaurant, make the bar a top priority, make it your top priority to have it your bar, and then have it be the focal point of your dining experience.”4.
Don’t forget to get creative.
You can make a great meal by creating your own version of a dish, making a new sauce, or adding new toppings.
“People want to know what you’re making,” said Lillian C. Smith, an executive chef with New York City’s Peking Opera House.
“It’s a way for people to get involved in the food process and share that with the person they are with.”5.
Get creative with what you serve.
If there’s one thing you can do to increase your chances of dining out, it’s by trying different foods.
“What do people order?
Is it chicken?
Is chicken on the menu?
What are people eating?
Is there a lot of rice?
Is rice on the menus?” said Denna Dennok, a food and drink writer and food critic for the Times.
“You want to do things that are interesting, but then have them make it into something they can enjoy.”6.
The next step is to get to the point where you can share the food.
The key is to be open to sharing the food as much as possible.
“Do your research on where you are eating and what your favorite restaurants are doing,” said Smith.
“Find out what your friends like and share with them.”7.
Don’ t forget about the food trucks.
These are restaurants that are providing food from local producers, making it more accessible to diners.
If they’re offering a great food, they can help you plan your meal.
“Don’t be afraid to ask about food trucks,” said Joseph Dennocke, an independent food and beverage consultant.
“They’re the new thing.
They’re not the old thing, but they’re an option for a lot more people.”8.
Don` t forget to keep an eye on what your food tastes like.
You should be checking in on what you order.
“The food is the only thing you should have in your brain when you’re going out,” said Miller.
“Keep an eye out for the ingredients, the colors, the flavors, the textures.”9.
If the food is a hit, do it again.
If food is your favorite part of your meal, you might want to try a new recipe.
“Every once in a while, you get to try something new,” said Williams.
“Then, you’re a fan and you say, ‘Wow, that was good.’
And you get a new appreciation for the food.”10.
Keep your food clean.
Cleaning your food up is a great strategy for keeping it fresh.
“Diners love it when they see that food is fresh,” said Boudreaux.
“In fact, they’re the only ones who are interested in eating fresh food.”
If you have any tips for helping people share their food, feel free to share them in the comments below.
For more tips on dining out visit the following sites:The Times