We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods we’ll be talking about in the next five years. Here’s what they predicted.
“At the beginning of the Iraq wars, I thought Middle Eastern food would be popular, as the military brings back food trends,” says Seattle chef Tom Douglas. “I’m interested in ingredients like Aleppo pepper and sumac. They’re popular now, but will be more so in five years.” Here, nine terrific Middle Eastern recipes to make and get a jump on the trend.
1. Iraqi Lamb and Eggplant Stew with Pitas
This sweet and tangy Middle Eastern stew is made with falling-apart tender lamb.