No Ramen Noodles?
|March 5, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce|
I love food. It’s as simple as that. I love eating, food photography, food trends, tips, more eating, basically anything related to food. You’ll notice a lot of what I write about is related to food in some way. I’m lucky, I get to work with our chef on a lot of projects that include recipes, cooking, produce – so that just adds fuel to my desire to learn and eat more. I spend a part of my day, each day, looking through the latest food blogs and food news. Mainly for my knowledge and to send to Chef Justin.
Well, today I came across an interesting article on the top food trends/favorite foods for college students in 2009. And since I was a college student a few years ago, I was very interested to see what they listed. Of course, I expected to see ramen noodles and frozen pizza and beer. Not so much of a trend, but a daily staple in any college student’s diet. Well I was surprised when I saw the following:
1. Locally-grown fruits and veggies
2. Crispy garlic-ginger chicken wings
3. Mac ‘n five cheeses
4. Vietnamese Pho
5. Green tea and pomegranate smoothies
6. Crab cake sliders
7. Mini samosas
8. Tilapia Veracruz
9. Goat cheese salad
10. Chicken Molé
What on earth? I was shocked. Locally grown fruits and veggies? That is awesome! Granted wings and mac n cheese are on there, but other than that, mostly everything else is very healthy or can be. Pretty shocking to me, considering what my favorite foods were in college (or more like what I could afford).
The article also listed the favorite foods/trends from 1989 as a comparison:
1. Fruit and cottage cheese plate
2. Chicken nuggets
3. Turkey Tetrazini
4. Chicken Chop Suey
5. Egg, bacon and cheese English muffin
6. Half sandwich and cup of soup
7. Taco bar
8. Spanish beef and rice
9. Vegetarian bean chili
10. Algerian lamb stew
Very interesting needless to say, but definitely a difference from what students are eating today. The fact that students are now requesting local fruits and veggies be on their campus menus is awesome. Which means if they are eating it on campus, they’re most likely buying it too.