ethnic food trends

  • Ethnic food is increasing in demand

    February 28, 2011 | , , ,

    Have you ever heard of the Travel Channel television show, “Bizzare Foods?” Well, it’s not only the program’s host Andrew Zimmern who’s hungry for the taste of the exotic. In fact, according to two recent studies conducted by Mintel and the other by NPD, there’s a rise in adventurous eaters seeking to try different ethnic foods aside from the “big three” — Mexican, Chinese and Italian. In the Mintel study, researchers cited data from their 2009 and 2010 “Global New Products Database” and found that there was a rapid growth in retail items with the descriptive words such as like,....