Ramen with Bacon Southern Style Sweet Savant
Ramen is one of the culinary trends Chef Chris Koetke and I discuss in my latest interview…and you know how much I love RAMEN!

Chef Chris Koetke shows his Chicagoan pride as the James Beard Awards roll into his fair city on May 4th. Chef Koetke (Vice President of Kendall College School of Culinary Arts) chats with me about his culinary trends forecast. He sees some wonderful things in our future and one of those things is MORE RAMEN! You already know what a HUGE fan of Ramen I am from this post I wrote last year about my Southern Style Ramen with Bacon, Collard Greens and Homemade Broth recipe.

Chef Koetke also predicts that punch will be big culinary trend, that’s something else I can get behind. I certainly hope that prediction comes true because who doesn’t like a big bowl of spiked punch at a party? Punch makes the art of the cocktail so much more simple and lets the party hosts get out from behind the bar and enjoy their guests. After talking with him I started working on a few punch recipes, I’ll share those with you very soon.

There are quite a few other predictions Chef Koetke makes but you’ll have to check out the video below to find out what they are.

Chef Koetke and I also discuss some advice for culinary students looking to become the next James Beard Award winner. I must say that Chef Koetke was a JOY to interview and I I’m certain he keeps things interesting in the classroom. Visit the Kendall College of Culinary Arts website for more information on their courses and schedule.

Watch the video below and let me know what culinary trends you hope to see in the near future.



15 Comments on Chef Chris Koetke, Food Trends and how to WIN a James Beard Award

  1. Debbie Denny
    April 30, 2015 at 2:07 am (9 years ago)

    I am so in love. Looks so good.

  2. Debbie L
    April 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh my gosh that looks delicious!!! If only we could cook like that!

  3. David Miller
    April 28, 2015 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    wow! looks excellent! I’ll definitely have to try this… thanks for the recipe.

  4. Cinny
    April 28, 2015 at 2:54 am (9 years ago)

    You know that sounds really good and I love bacon. However, I still love the good old traditional ramen.

  5. Alesha @ full time mama
    April 28, 2015 at 2:46 am (9 years ago)

    Ramen is certainly popular right now. My friend from high school just opened a ramen restaurant in Kansas City and its taking off like crazy!!

  6. Amanda O.
    April 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m not gonna lie – I still love Ramen noodles. Adding the bacon just turns it up a notch!

  7. Rachelle J
    April 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh my goodness that looks amazing! Now I’m hungry haha!

  8. Donna
    April 27, 2015 at 3:10 am (9 years ago)

    I haven’t eaten Ramen in a long time, but it isn’t bad at all… and of course, everything is better with bacon! 🙂 Bacon is my favorite meat, too!

  9. Stacey- Travel Blogger
    April 27, 2015 at 1:28 am (9 years ago)

    Ramen with bacon? Now there’s a concept I can get behind! I know ramen is a cheap meal, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing!

  10. Jeanine
    April 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm (9 years ago)

    My husband would live on ramen if I would let him! I wouldn’t ever think to add angling into it! That’s a pretty genius idea!

  11. melisasource
    April 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago)

    My kids are big ramen eaters, so I am happy to hear that this is a trend for the year!

  12. Marcie W.
    April 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm (9 years ago)

    My husband cooks as if he went to culinary school but is all self taught. I have always wondered what a culinary instructor would say about his dishes.

  13. Tisha Berg | Biz Mommy
    April 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm (9 years ago)

    This ramen dish looks great. Ramen is one of my kids’ favorite foods – and bacon is next, so this dish would be heaven for them!

  14. Catherine S
    April 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm (9 years ago)

    My teenage son eats ramen all the time for a snack. I need to surprise him and add some meat and vegetables to it.

  15. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    April 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm (9 years ago)

    My husband is a huge fan of ramen. We are always looking for budget friendly ways to spruce it up a bit. I tend to put a lot of vegetables in mine and I dont eat it very often.


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