10 New Foods We Loved in 2013

Quinoa instead of rice, juicing everything in sight and how Questlove went gaga for cronuts.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s choice to go vegan may spark the next culinary trend, but for black America, 2013 was already an interesting food year. Here are some nontraditional foods that sashayed their way into the African-American diet, because who says black people can’t be foodies?

1. The Cronut 

Questlove was so excited about this croissant-doughnut hybrid that he asked the creator to come on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to teach him to how to make it. Arguably the biggest trend of 2013, this dessert was reportedly introduced by chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. It’s made from laminated dough, which is then sugared, filled and glazed.

2. Whiskey

No longer just a drink for grown men, whiskey grown so popular that there has been an explosion of new craft distilleries across the United States.

3. Kale