The Houston Chronicle tells us that 2009 will feature more cactus at all the finest restaurants.
Food trends 2009: A simply happy new year
As recession takes hold, look for comfort foods, less complicated cooking and a few sprightly innovations
…The new year also will see the rise of Asian noodles, Peruvian dishes and drinks, ginger, cactus, certified fish, affordable wines, garam masala flavors, smoked flavors, maple syrup, organ meats and the growing use of eggs.
JULIO CORTEZ: CHRONICLE
Say yes to nopal; look for cactus in food and drink.
I’ll believe it when I see it. But I am intrigued by this ginge, cactus dish idea.