The National Restaurant Association asked more than 1800 Chefs what they felt were going to be the most trendy items going into 2010. Here is a snapshot of their results.
1 Artisanal cheeses
2 Black garlic
3 Ancient grains (e.g. kamut, spelt, amaranth)
4 Flatbreads (e.g. naan, papadum, lavash, pita, tortilla)
5 Flower syrup/essence
For a complete list of the survey go to the National Restaurant Association Website at www.restaurant.org