American foodie Andrew Zimmern lists Pinoy cuisine as one of 2013’s best food trends
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Francine Marquez of InterAksyon.com reports that "American TV host, chef, food writer, and teacher Andrew Zimmern named Filipino food as among the best trends of 2013 in the United States."
The report explained that the host of the lifestyle show Bizaare Foods on the Travel Channel mentioned "brilliant Filipino food!" among "the highs" of the year in a December 12, 2013 post on People.com. Zimmern wrote: "This is the year, finally, that Pinoy foods have their day in the sun. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese: One by one, they've all delighted and inspired American diners, and Filipino cuisine is next. Just as the Southern food revival can be tethered to chef Sean Brock's early legacy at Husk restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, the Filipino foods movement will one day be traceable to Paul Qui serving dinuguan (pork blood stew) at his restaurant Qui in Austin, Texas."
While Filipino food claimed the No. 2 spot in Zimmern's list, it was beaten in popularity and appeal by cronuts, which was named No. 1 food trend of 2013. Other foods that made it on the chef's list were Sriracha (a popular hot sauce brand from Vietnam), Greek yogurt and Ramen burger.
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