Podcast Episode 94: Food Trends


An interview with David Sax


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David Sax

David Sax

In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, David Sax, author of The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue, talks about trends in the culinary food. We discuss the impact of Sex and the City on cupcakes, the weight carried by Whole Foods and Dr. Oz, and truth about pomegranate juice.

David Sax

So many trends, so little time…

Food for Thought

  • Q: What food trend was famously emerged in the town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland?
  • A: Fondue

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

  • Thoughts on the gourmet burger: it’s almost a competition to see who can be the most outrageous
  • Greek yogurt: has invaded dairy shelves like the Trojan horse
  • Indian food: great untapped ethnic food trend
  • Flax seed: don’t need to put it in everything
  • Red prince apple: Just when you thought you new everything about apples, another branded variety emerges
  • Low carb diets: the same thing reinvented over and over
  • Pomegranite juice: biggest health snake oil trend since snake oil
  • Food trucks: here to stay


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