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Food buzzwords for 2012

india Updated: Jan 03, 2012 13:06 IST

A food-spotting trend-watching group has released a list of buzzwords they believe will be popping up more and more on restaurant menus in 2012, some of which require

a culinary and phonetic dictionary.


According to international restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in New York, some of the hottest buzzwords and trends in 2012 include ingredients and foods not usually seen on menus outside of their countries of origin, like bacalao — dried salted cod — and huacatay, a cousin of the marigold sometimes referred to as Peruvian black mint, which is used in Peruvian sauces, and yuzu, an Asian citrus fruit.

Buzzwords chosen come from the group’s latest report on the hottest food and beverage trends for 2012, which was released last week. Baum + Whiteman helps develop high-profile restaurants and hotels around the world, including Windows on the World which sat atop the World Trade Center, in New York City.