Few things draw the human species together more than food. Different cuisines are often the star of parties, gatherings, meetings, and family celebrations. With so much focus on food, it is no wonder that cooking items find their way into Christmas boxes, birthday gifts, and “just because” presents. As with the growth of the middle class, not only the methods of cooking evolve but also more and more cooking experiences appear everywhere. Just this year, quite a few new cooking hubs appeared around cooking, namely Golden Apron which now offers classes in many US cities, and a few other exciting websites. As methods of cooking change, so do the trends associated with those methods, and that is why you may find new and exciting food and trends coming your way this year.