On Predicting 2020 Food Trends and the Weird World of New Year’s Eve Traditions

The Intelligence Brief is our weekly compendium of food and drink news sourced from outlets all over the world, including right here at home.

From family-style meals to sustainable seafoods, 34 chefs are sharing their predictions for the foods you’ll be eating in 2020.

A Baby Yoda-inspired raspberry pie is exactly the kind of dessert we need right now.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @liviasweets for the festive decor adorning a window full of their beautifully baked breads.

Scout’s tour of Vancouver’s best comfort food continues with a stop at Savio Volpe for an order of something fabulous.

Atlas Obscura introduces us to the fruit that Brazilian chefs are using to turn everything blue.

If reducing food waste is part of your New Year’s resolution, check out these useful tips and tricks from the folks at NPR.

This week in food and podcasts, Gastropod talks the history of restaurant menus and the modern psychology of menu development.

If you ever wanted to display your hipster taste in music alongside your hipster taste in cider, these bottles are for you.

The folks at the Daily Beast share predictions on the places we’ll be eating and drinking in 2020.

Best of lists aplenty this week! To begin, check out Punch’s picks for the top ten beers of 2019.

Next up, Grub Street breaks down New York’s best pizza, pasta, burgers and desserts of the year.

If you’re still hungry, check out The New York Times’ most popular recipes of 2019.

We hope you saved room because the Food and Wine folks are breaking down the best meals they’ve had this year.

Finally, the Vancouver Sun shares their picks for the best spots to enjoy a glass of wine around town.

From celebrity spatulas to mermaid salt, the New Yorker’s Helen Rosner breaks down the best gifts for the food lover in your life.

And speaking of gifts for food lovers, why not give the gift of wine this year with a winter tour of a few Saanich vineyards?

Ringing in 2020 with a full belly. CNN shares New Year’s food traditions around the world.

Don’t underestimate the booze section at the duty-free. Turns out there are a few exclusive bottles you can only get while passing through the airport.

North Van’s Polygon Gallery is home to the new Nemesis Cafe which opened its doors this past week.

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