Here’s a tasty new scoop from Business Insider: “Andrew Zimmern, the host of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on the Travel Channel, is spending his new season traveling around the US searching for interesting foods to try. In this video, Zimmern shares his thoughts on what he thinks the next food trend in America will be.” Filipino food is it. These highlights from BI’s transcript of the video shows why he thinks so:
“We’ve been obsessed over the last 3 or 4 decades in America with appropriating foods of different ethnicities. Chinese food had its explosive moment in the sun when we discovered regional Chinese cooking in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Thai food … you know, Japanese food.
People forget that in early 1970s there were 3 sushi bars in New York City. Three. Three. Think about that.
I think Filipino food is … you know, I’ve been calling it for 5 years. It’s just going to keep getting more and more popular simply because of the variety of ingredients and European techniques that are found in that food.”