Ray Lampe, AKA Dr. BBQ, Dr. BBQ’s (Opening in St. Petersburg in 2017) from The Biggest Coming Food Trends of 2017, According to 65 of America’s Top Chefs

The Biggest Coming Food Trends of 2017, According to 65 of America’s Top Chefs

Ray Lampe

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Ray Lampe, AKA Dr. BBQ, Dr. BBQ’s (Opening in St. Petersburg in 2017)

“My prediction may seem a little self-serving, but I think barbecue remains at the top of the list for all food trends. The good news is the trend has now gone beyond just adding more old-school barbecue joints to the landscape. Barbecue, along with its close cousin wood-fire grilling, is evolving into the mainstream and this is tasty news for all foodies. Great chefs are cooking heritage meats over wood coals and adding things like smoked beets and grilled corn to their menus all across the U.S. I don’t see this evolution stopping any time soon and I look forward to seeing what’s next. But it’s not just a U.S. thing. Real American barbecue is all the rage in Europe and it’s only a matter of time until those great chefs start tweaking it to fit the Euro palates. Barbecue may be an old trend, but for 2017, it’s new again.”

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