Our lifestyles are encouraging us to eat what we want, when we want, to choose from endless variety and to customize every bite. The food trends of recent years are constantly but surely shifting towards greener and purer produce use, sourced locally and supporting sustainable living.
How do we juggle sustaining the planet, our busy schedules and a growing appetite for sensational flavors, all packed into one transportable meal?
According to USA Today, the ongoing trends are forcing the food industry to change and keep up with our transforming eating habits. With our eating hours in reverse or piled on top of each other, restaurants now face all day “linner” (lunch and dinner) or “brinner” (breakfast and dinner). Top food trends of 2012 are influenced by consumers demanding purer, more authentic and sustainable food in snack size.
“Interest in where their foods are coming from has never been higher among consumers. This is being driven by an interest in supporting local suppliers, […] concerns over the quality and safety of imported products […].” (Innova Market Insights)
Yet, we want it all at increasingly lower prices. Considering the fact that food is ever more expensive, its source often unverifiable and its “organic status” not trustworthy, there is always the do it yourself option.
The easiest and most nutritious quick meal recipe is the classic Aussie burger. Being one of the great foods that includes all major food groups in a bite, it is also highly tweakable. Basic cooking skills and local market produce will suffice when following Matt Preston’s burger recipe:
- Put a layer of the carmelised onions on the bottom bun.
- Place the burger patty on next.
- Squidge some tomato sauce on the cheese and bacon-topped patty.
- Now put on the pineapple ring.
- Scatter with a handful of the lettuce and cabbage mix.
- Spread mayo on the bun top, anchor two or three ripe tomato slices in the mayo and then place on top of the rest.
The fun does not stop when traveling. SSP Australia is proud to manage several outlets in Sydney International Airport that offer the homemade burger. Find the Kylie Burger in Trattoria Prego, the B.B. King Burger in Montreux Jazz Cafe or the Beef Burger in Danks St Depot just to name a few.
It’s burger time!