Coming Food Trends
If you're like me, the question of what to do for dinner every night gets a little vexing from time to time. Which is why a lot of us are always looking for inspiration. In today's world of communication we can expect word of the next cool thing to rocket around the world at the speed of light. Chef Jerry Pellegrino makes it his business to keep track of these coming food trends and here are a few things he spotted.
Backyard Pizza Ovens
The thought of having your own pizza oven in the backyard used to conjure up the anxiety of a large construction project and costing a lot of money. But with some very innovative technology, and the desire to have great pizza without spending big bucks, an entire new series of pizza ovens have exploded onto the market that combined low price with incredible results.
And if you’re up for a fun simple DIY project check out this pizza oven made from about $60 worth of masonry supplies and about a one hour build time. I have this oven on the farm and we used it through the entire last summer not just for pizza but to bake bread, roast prime rib, and whatever else we could imagine.
Shedding the need for a full scale, walk-in, full service restaurant, chefs are opting to open “ghost kitchens” where great food is prepared and delivered to your door. Even before the need for contactless delivery, ghost kitchens were providing us with great alternatives to the traditional carryout choices. Here’s a few to check out in Baltimore: