Locally sourced meat, seafood and produce again top the list of hot menu trends as predicted by chefs. In a survey of nearly 1,800 chefs who belong to the American Culinary Federation, conducted from October–November 2011 by the National Restaurant Association, locally sourced meats and seafood was the top trend predicted for 2012, followed by locally sourced produce. Hyper-local items, such as ingredients from restaurants’ own gardens, rank fourth on the list, and a third of ...
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