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Breakfast takes over dinner: Waffle sandwiches and hollandaise sauce aren’t just your average diner food. Breakfast invades dinner menus everywhere in the new year.
Noodles take shape: Watch as chefs hand-pull noodles right before your eyes while you dine. This ancient art will make a big comeback.
Not-so-fancy formal food: Casual dining will become the norm as waiter service becomes limited and celebrity-chef-run fast food joints pop up everywhere.
Everyone wants to be on the Food Network: Food careers are hot; culinary schools and hobby classes are booked.
Red hot peppers: Aleppo what? Ghost Pepper who? These specialty peppers will make their way onto menus across the U.S.
Dieters rejoice: Despite all these fat-laden yummy choices, chefs will be responding to the need for waistline friendly foods. Expect to see whole grains like quinoa and gluten free menu options.
Whether you eat carbs or not, 2012 will be the year of the potato. Look out for make-your-own mashed potatoes with mix-ins and custom-cut potato chips with an assortment of dips to order.