Every January, we are inundated with lists that forecast trends for the coming year. As someone who works in fashion as well as food, watching trends is more than a curiosity; its a vital tool for staying current.
- Juniper is the primary flavorant of gin.
- Birch beer, made from birch bark, is a nostalgic beverage from the nineteenth century.
- Cedar was used by North American Indians long before Europeans settled here.
- Pine nuts, the buttery seed of the genus Pinus, have been consumed since the Paleolithic period.