It's time to start the new year with hot new food trends that feature some extreme eating -- such as Braised veal-cheek burgers topped with crispy Berkshire pork belly -- according to one writer. "Consumers are becoming far more creative and far more adventuresome in what they're looking for in a dining experience," said Michael Whiteman, president of Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Co., a restaurant consulting firm. "They're looking for new kinds of presentations of old dishes, they're looking for new ingredients."

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