Food Trends for 2012 Include Big Plates and Basic Pizza

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She will be in a movie played by Bernadette Peters (via Mariani's cystal ball).

John Mariani's 2012 food-trend predictions are out. Some are spot-on ("No one is going to be opening a place serving thirty-course, $200 meals made out of thin air and chemically-induced aromas") and others are just silly ("PETA will go on a full-scale campaign to get the country of Turkey to change its name to Eggplant"). Also, he says Peruvian is over and dumplings are everything. [Esquire]