"In many ways the No. 1 trend is the rather public demise of molecular poo-poo," Wolf says. "Enough. Fine. Time's up."
"I hate to say it, but Bordeaux is out right now. Pricing has gotten extremely high," says Evan Goldstein, a master sommelier, wine writer and president of Full Circle Wine Solutions in San Carlos, Calif.
Mini-burgers, Korean tacos, fancy cupcakes: Foodies may call them "passe, but there are plenty of people who are still loving them," Chapman says.
Packing the pantry:
When the economic downturn hit, did you really need five boxes of pasta, and 10 cans of tuna? "The biggest collector of food in this country is the American home," says Balzer, who watched as we readjusted pantry inventory levels in 2012. "People still ate, but their volumes were not being seen in supermarket sales because people were using (items on hand). Perhaps we will restock our inventories as the economy picks up."
"Consumption (of sugary sodas and fruit juice) will continue a downward trend, though fresh squeezed/pressed juices with help make a fresh case for fruit juice," Sprinkle says.