Trendspotting with Mariana Velasquez

Every month in Food & Wine's column 'Trendspotting,' the editors highlight new ideas that are becoming more mainstream.  Mariana Velasquez food styled both the December and January columns for the magazine. Certainly Scandinavia is en vogue these days - just ask Paul Lowe about his legions of adoring fans.  And small-batch food businesses are popping up all over the place.  Artisans are the new luxury-goods makers.  When something is made in a small batch it has more heart and greater care.  This is certainly the case with food - and that is a trend we can get behind.  Oh and shout out to Ray Hom and Seth Smoot for shooting.  Both are great photographers and great guys.