"Has soup been the hot food yet?"
We found our scout-critics for the newest, hottest food trends not at the Brooklyn bar or a dive restaurant in Queens or even online, but at our Christmas tables. As with all important matters, we look to our grandparents for wisdom. Isn't Grandma chic en vogue, anyway?
Forget all the lists of 2016 food trend predictions written by food professionals. Our grandparents might be a little fuzzy on the definition of "food trend," but they've actually weathered quite a few. They knew a time when gluten was good. Jello salad, too.
Some had their eye on the pulse; others were pulling our legs, we think. But who knows: See you in a year to see how they fared. What follows are their predictions—and remember, you heard them here first.
Want to throw your 2016 food trend predictions into the ring? Go to the comments!