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Top Food Trends of 2009

Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade

Food carts were all the rage in 2009. Will they be next year as well?

By the end of 2008, the food industry was bracing itself for the recession to take its toll. Then swine flu hit. And then the Taco Bell chihuahua died. Even as the nation scaled back, people continued to eat out and chefs met their recession-special desires with innovation and creativity. And several meltdowns.

So, as we approach 2010, let’s raise our glasses to these top food moments of 2009.

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