Friday, December 20, 2013

Food, 2014--yum or yuck?

This morning on the show Morning Joe, the panel was warbling about some high-priced blender and sort of reluctantly sipping some green goo. Apparently smoothies are in for the worried well and health overly conscious.

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is also trying to second-guess what food trends we will see in the coming year.

First, they say a third of food in the world is wasted because it tastes terrible. Efforts will be made to make food taste better. This is new?

Fruit will be kept fresher. Something called "modified atmosphere packaging" will allow fruit to be picked closer to ripe tastiness without going bad.

The University of Florida is also tinkering with some fabulous tasting tomatoes. My ex used to make tomato, basil, mozzarella salad that was out of this world. The world needs better-tasting tomatoes.

Some fairly good studies show that garlic helps cut the symptoms of cold and flu, if not prevent them. So you know what to do there.

Broccoli will be more popular, but supply may be limited. Beware.

Shitake mushrooms may really improve again, proceed accordingly.

You don't need a $500 blender for any of these. Also good.

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