TREND Cupcakes, popcorn, exotic coffee beans, hi-tech kitchens, casual dining … Here is what will capture the imagination of gourmets in 2013

Cupcakes again? Groan. I hope not. It’s that time of the year: everyone’s forecasting trends. Food’s always a tricky subject. After all, what you eat is so personal, and so rooted in your community, it’s tough to predict what everyone will be munching on by July. Nevertheless, there are some indicators. After all, food, like fashion, has a definite pop culture. Which brings us back to those cupcakes. Predicted as the Next Big Thing since 2005.

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