2017 Food Trends

Of course, at the start of each year, there’s always an abundance of food trends that hit the headlines.  Most are rather wacky and wonderful so we have hand-picked a few that you can easily incorporate into a delicious dinner party menu and without having to spend hours trying to find the ingredients.


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Charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier and it’s definitely a talking point when added to any dish.  Here’s a few of our favourites…

Charcoal Sourdough – serve with an infused butter, our favourite right now is Marmite Butter!

Blackout Juice – a shot served at the end of a meal to ease digestion

Pimp up your pancakes this February – add charcoal to the mix and serve with a Lemon Curd…it’ll definitely be a talking point!


Cauliflower copyMove over Kale, Cauliflower is the veggie to watch this year.  This beauty is incredibly versatile – serve whole as a “steak” for a vegetarian main dish, blitz it up and serve as an alternative to rice for those carb-free diners or roast it and pair with mint and pomegranate for a mighty fine salad.

Try Alex’s Coronation Cauliflower Recipe to get you started…


socialpantry0431 copyThink Beetroot Labneh, Black Sesame Tahini, Orange & Rose Petal Butter… it’s time to pimp up your condiments this year. Get creative with your ingredients and serve with raw Broccoli or Baby Crudities. Dips are perfect to pre-make and have on hand to settle in hungry guests.


IMG_5813Purple foods are popping up just about everywhere – from purple carrots and cauliflower to acai and black rice, make a statement with having something purple on your plate. High in anti-oxidants, purple produce is considered not only delicious and healthy but also easy on the eye.


Retro Revival

socialpantry_D5A0960Think 70s classics with a twist…we’ve been singing sherry’s praises in 2016 which we’re carrying through to this year.  If you aren’t confident enough to serve it up as a drink to your guests, try Alex’s Sherry Fudge recipe as an after dinner treat.