food futurist


food futurist
n.
A person who predicts food and dining trends.
Example Citation:
"As our rapid-paced lifestyle continues to change eating patterns, Campbell's sees nourishing, ready-to-serve soups playing an even more important role in the future. Which is why this market leader put the challenge to Ann Coombs, food futurist and trend forecaster, to predict Canada's future 'soupscape' and food trends for the year 2025."
— "Is Soup the Next Fast Food?," Canada NewsWire, October 24, 2000
Notes:
When I first saw this word, I burst out laughing at the sheer preposterousness of such a creature. My laughter turned to shock when after some research I found out that not only are there food futurists among us, there are enough of them to have formed their own organization: International Food Futurists! I wonder if Faith Popcorn is a member?
You can imagine these people are quite silly in a delightfully unintentional way. A perfect example is the following citation, in which a food futurist proposes five new — and absolutely hilarious — meal names:
"The World Future Society in Bethesda, Md., which publishes The Futurist, has marked the New Year with its top 10 list of thought-provoking forecasts. One of them may already be a reality for some of us: the demise of three square meals a day. Instead, according to Christopher Wolf, a food futurist in Chicago, we will eat fives snacks a day. Their proposed names are 'daystart,' 'pulsebreak,' 'humpmunch,' 'holdmeal,' and 'evesnack."
— Linda Feldman, "It's Crystal-Ball Time: Imaging 1995," The Christian Science Monitor, December 30, 1994
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Food and Drink — 100 foot diet alcopop allergy bullying antigriddle ape diet apple tourist auto eating beer miler …   New words

  • food miles — n. The distance that a food item travels from its source to the consumer. Also: food mile. Example Citations: Simply considering whether dinner was grown organically was no longer enough. Concerned parents, greenmarket shoppers and the rest of… …   New words

  • Futurist meals — comprised a cuisine and style of dining advocated by some members of the Futurist movement, particularly in Italy. These meals were first proposed in Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Fillia s Manifesto of Futurist Cooking, published in the Turin… …   Wikipedia

  • one-handed food — n. Food that is small enough to hold in one hand and is not messy to eat so that it can be consumed while driving or working. Example Citation: Fast food restaurants have succeeded best with one handed food, because the majority of fast food… …   New words

  • toy food — n. A food dish that comes premeasured and premixed and so requires only a minimal amount of preparation. Example Citation: From world openness to open fridge: Globalization does not necessary lead to homogenize [sic] cultures. Composing a dinner… …   New words

  • dashboard dining — n. Eating a meal while driving. Example Citation: Dashboard dining seems to be a phenomenon of our times. More and more busy people find their car takes the place of the breakfast table. Fran Berkoff, Time to Go Back to Breakfast, The Toronto Sun …   New words

  • deskfast — (DESK.fust) n. Breakfast eaten at a desk. v., adj. Example Citation: Monday morning 08.30. I am multi tasking (read: trying to do too many things at once). With varying degrees of success I am scanning the trade press while consuming a healthy… …   New words

  • home meal replacement — n. A full, cooked meal purchased at a grocery store or other food outlet. Example Citation: In a feverish economy, more New Yorkers are working longer hours than ever, and their numbers include a growing population of mothers who used to stay… …   New words

  • mouthfeel — (MOWTH.feel) n. The way that a food product feels inside a person s mouth. Also: mouth feel, mouth feel. Example Citation: Another option is No Cream Cream. It s a recipe from the Fetzer Vineyards Food and Wine Magazine, which the winery… …   New words

  • portafuel — n. A portable and nutritious meal or snack. Example Citation: Raymond sees opportunities for more portafuels, foods that are both portable and healthful, such as Athenos Foods new pita triangles and hummus that comes in a compartmentalized… …   New words