Chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Sara Moulton is urging eaters to be more adventurous in the kitchen.
“Now we have access not just on line but in supermarkets to all of these wonderful ingredients," she says. "You have to just incorporate them and embrace them and talk about them because I do believe we are all cooking more both out of necessity and especially among young people, just for fun.”
Moulton was one of the original Food Network stars when the TV Channel launched in the '90s. Her show “Cooking Live” was a first of its kind. Moulton would prepare a dish from start to finish, live, on the air while taking phone calls from viewers.
She says while it was a huge hit then, it would never work today.
“Now if you did this there would be all these people watching who would be on their computers and would type in to Google whatever the question was and then tell you that you were wrong,” Moulton says.
Aging changes how we taste food, but Moulton says that shouldn’t keep us from losing interest in what we eat.
“Trying new cuisines, trying new flavors, you may not taste it the same way as you did when you were 21 but at least you’re trying something new and I think that helps to keep it exciting,” she says.
Foodies can experience the latest food trends and products at the Fantastic Food Fest this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.