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Here's a sneak peek of six of the 50 biggest food and liquor trends coming your way:
In France, this cut from the short loin section of the animal is known as "bavette" and is popular because of its slightly chewier consistency. This might seem counterintuitive to the so-tender-you-could-cut-it-with-a-butter-knife philosophy that is prevalent in the United States, but with recent rises in the price of beef, more people are likely to be checking out this cheap and delicious cut.
Atxa is the chef/patron of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Azurmendi, which is found in Larrabetzu, a short drive from the northern Spanish city of Bilbao. He serves some of the most memorable meals you'll ever come across, and the elevation of his restaurant to No. 26 in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list is further proof that this is one chef to keep an eye on.
FNV Mellow Sous Vide Cooker
There have been a number of gadgets that offer the home cook the chance to use the sous vide technique at home, but none are quite as slick and smart as the FNV Mellow.
If you're seeking a versatile, nutritious and economical ingredient for your diet, you don't need to look much further than beans. From the humble kidney bean to the protein-packed edamame and the heirloom varieties sold by Rancho Gordo, beans should be playing a prominent part in your kitchen during the next 12 months.
You heard it hear first: Filipino food is going to be one of the next big things. Need proof? Look no further than Paul Qui, who was born in the Philippines and is now cooking in Austin.
Age-Your-Own Whisky Kit
You get two small bottles of 110 percent un-aged whisky and a two-liter barrel to start the aging process in this kit, and the end result is not bad at all. It's at its best, however, when you use it to age cocktails. Try aging a Manhattan for 60 days, and you'll see why.
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