When fashion meets appetite and the table becomes their catwalk: here are the 10 trendiest foods of 2017 and where to taste them at their best.
At the beginning of this top ten, there’s something that we associate with one of the most popular words of the year: healthy. Rich of vitamins, minerals, fibres, and antioxidants, avocado is a fruit that contains a high concentration of “good fat”. That’s why it has a lot of important beneficial effects. Some of them are: low cardiovascular risk, increase the sense of satiety – resulting in weight loss – and increased fertility in both men and women. The sweetish flavour of the avocado makes it an amazing ingredient to exalt salty recipes. That’s the reason why it’s the base of fresh, fast and delicious salads.
If you would like to taste an amazing avocado recipe go to The Avocado Show in Daniël Stalpertstraat 61, Amsterdam. There you will have the chance to try “The Burger Bun” where the avocado replaces the classic bread.
Daniël Stalpertstraat 61, 1072 XB Amsterdam
It’s one of the “must-do” also in the chart of “foods to try once in your life”. Sushi is a daily occurrence in our live, having become extremely popular in every city all over the world. Rice, fish, seaweed, vegetables and meat. All palates will be satisfied, even vegan and vegetarian. Japanese culture has never been so close to us. Delicious are the Onigiri, better known as the triangle rice filled meatballs, and the Hosomaki, made-up with a little roll of Nori seaweed, rice and one ingredient at your choice. Everything have to be eaten adding soya sauce or the super-spicy wasabi paste. Another important detail: learn how to use chopsticks.
Lovers of unique and “one of a kind” atmospheres: you have to fly to Japan and find the restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. In addition to three stars in the Michelin Guide, Chef Sukiyabashi Jiro has a dedicate documentary called “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”.
4 Chome-2-15 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
It’s a typical dish from North Africa composed of grains of wheat and steam cooked. Couscous can be considered a valuable substitute for pasta and, also, a delicious method to create succulent and delicate recipes. A nice dish to impress family and friends, or to savour during a lunch breaks. The classic recipe is made with chicken, vegetables and spices, such as tasty curry, but it’s easy to find many variations of it. A very fresh one, for example, is made with cheese, like feta, or peppers, tomatoes and fish. In conclusion, if you love cooking and creating personalized recipes, couscous should always be in your pantry.
Where to find the best one? In Al Faissa restaurant at 55 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni in Marrakech city. The elegance of the location and the traditional execution of authentic Moroccan cuisine get together in an extraordinary bond for your palate.
55 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Marrakech
This plant belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family and is rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber and, most important, it’s gluten-free. In addition to being an extremely energizing food, quinoa is also suitable for those who suffer from celiac disease and must pay particular attention to their diet. The appearance is not far from the couscous, which could be a valid alternative to. Again, in fact, fantasy reigns supreme, allowing you to unleash your culinary creativity by creating recipes for every taste. In addition, quinoa is a great ally of the cardiovascular system, intestines and muscles.
Right in the heart of Florence, let go of your curiosity and try the Quinoa Restaurant. The 100% gluten-free menu, certified by the National Celiac Association, combines tastes of Tuscan tradition and Oriental cuisine at just a stone’s throw from the Duomo.
Vicolo di Santa Maria Maggiore 1, Florence
YOGURT E GRANOLA
If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, we recommend you to do it as soon as possible. 2017 is the year of the healthy body and, of course, this philosophy of life is associate with a regular and wholesome diet. Granola is a blend of dried fruits, oatmeal and honey that is consumed, most of all the time, during breakfast. It was conceived in 1878 by John Harvey Kellogg, no less than the creator of Cornflakes. Mixed with yogurt – especially the Greek one – it will make you start the day with energy and vitality, and of course with a great taste. It is also highly appreciated with fresh seasonal fruit or with an addition spoon of jam.
– If you are looking for a rock-star breakfast, Picnic on Third at 493 Third St. in San Francisco will be your go-to place. Dishes change day by day and it will be impossible to try the same thing twice!
493 3rd Street, San Francisco
Orange and also known as “American potatoes”, sweet potatoes come from the tropical areas of South America, where they have been cultivated for the last 5000 years. It’s easy to recognize them as the tasty side of a giant hamburger, more often replacing normal fries. In fact, sweet potatoes are an extremely nutritious and healthy food. Instead of the normal ones, they have a lower glycemic index. Rich in minerals and vitamins, their skin helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Any ideas to help you cook them? In the oven, mashed or even as a new ingredient in the traditional soup.
Another Broken Egg Cafè in Dallas is what you need. It is said that their sweet potato pancakes make an unforgettable meal!
4520 Frankford Road Suite 100A, Dallas
Born in France, the omelette is a plate of eggs cooked by previously melting a bit of butter inside a pan. Tradition wants the omelette to be cooked with the condiment inside it and then bent in two in order to engulf it inside. Spinach, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, ham: there is no ingredient that cannot garnish it and delightfully accompany it. With the increasingly popular spread of “salty breakfast,” it is an ideal dish for those who like to start their own morning with a boost and postpone the diet on Monday. An advice? To obtain a soft consistency, use only the eggs’ albumen and scramble them with a small quantity of milk. This trick will permit you to remove fat and cholesterol present inside the yolk.
Situated in the 12th arrondissement of the French capital, in Rue Chaligny, L’Aubergeade is a true Parisian bistrot where you can enjoy the best dishes of the tradition, all thanks to the expert hands of a lovely family.
17 Rue de Chaligny, Paris
Creamy and yummy, the smoothie is a mix of milk or yogurt whisked with fruits or vegetables. The choice is yours and you can feel free to create your favorite combination. Celery and carrots, apple and ginger, strawberry and banana. Apart from being extremely tasty and refreshing, one of the benefits of these drink is that they nourish the body. Nutritionists recommend it as breakfast, snack and, why not, even as a dessert! Like all foods, however, smoothies cannot be considered a valid substitute for meals and should be integrated into a proper diet.
The Detox Kitchen, in London’s central SoHo district, is considered to be the clean living temple, the perfect place if you want to taste a delicious carrot-apple-ginger smoothie while discovering the city.
10 Kingly Street, London
Tricolor alert! Did you think that one of the most popular foods in the world might not be present in such a chart? Let’s face it, pizza will just never die! Describing it and talking about it is never enough and its variants are infinite. Just because of its unparalleled goodness, a big variety of dough has been created, from gluten-free to five kinds of cereal. The peculiarity of pizza’s delicacy is not just the combination of ingredients, but it’s the ability it has to unite people and make everyone tremendously happy. Enjoy it while watching a TV series, with friends, or – possibly – sitting in one of the typical restaurants in Naples while admiring the sea landscape.
In the heart of the beautiful city of Naples, the historic Antica Pizzeria da Michele is considered as the “pizza home”. A place where generations follow to carry on what is to be defined as real art. A curiosity? To confirm the meticulousness of the original recipe, the only two doughs on the menu are the classic Margherita and Marinara.
Via Cesare Sersale, 1, 80139 Naples
“Veggie” vogue has reached the palates of many people, bringing the well-being of the body to the top. More and more important, in fact, it’s to be able to balance your diet regularly introducing a lot of vegetables into it. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach. It all culminates in ever more delicious recipes, suitable for adults and children. How often have you been tempted in front of the idea of bringing a good and not trivial vegetable dish to the table without knowing how to do it? 2017 is giving you the chance to find easy and fast recipes where taste is not placed before time. In fact, vegetables can be a good raw snack, quick and fresh with some hummus on the side.
If you are looking for a fantastic vegetarian menu, the restaurant Tian, in the city of Vienna, will be the best choice. Here the dishes are created through the selection of seasonal ingredients from regional suppliers. In addition, the restaurant sommelier can give you good tips to match your meal with the perfect wine.
Himmelpfortgasse 23, Wien