Shortly after the 2016 low-key demise of kale, a brand new uber-nutritious veg worked its method into each wholesome-ish particular person’s life. Cauliflower slowly turned mainstream in a means all of its superfood predecessors weren’t in a position to—it is even at Chuck E. Cheese now in pizza crust kind, for crying out loud. And whereas some meals’ ubiquity has felt overwhelming at some factors, the craze round them nearly at all times dies down (#tbt cabbage).
However not cauli. The cauliflower craze has managed to last more than simply about another that is come earlier than it. And since it checks each single field required of a meals that is seeking to take over as a bonafide edible pattern (it is wholesome, versatile, and, properly, tasteless), it is not possible it is going wherever anytime quickly. Actually, all indicators level to cauliflower turning into the longest-lasting meals development of all time.
Suzy Badaracco, president of the pattern forecasting firm Culinary Tides, advised Vox last year she’d begun noticing an increase in curiosity in cauliflower beginning in 2008. Coincidentally, that is when the obsession round gluten-free consuming was beginning to change into completely regular, an element that is essential within the longevity of meals traits. Cauliflower—a naturally gluten-free meals that simply requires heavy (if additionally gluten-free) seasoning—turned another for these on the lookout for substantial and filling alternate options to what they’d be consuming earlier than.
Because the years went on and there grew to become different standard and normalized consuming developments, cauliflower was nonetheless a wonderfully acceptable meals for every. Like, nobody is out right here saying the cruciferous veg is not keto-, vegan-, paleo-, or pegan-friendly. Actually, Nielsen studies a 71% enhance in cauliflower merchandise last year (round when nearly all of those tendencies grew to become common) alone.
Not solely are you able to flip the stuff into nearly some other meals, however it’s also possible to dump any sort of sauce, seasoning, and/or flavoring onto it because it’s a wholly clean canvas for your entire cooking needs.