Category Archives: Food & Drink

2012 Food Trends

Interesting that none of the recent articles and lists on 2012 food trends have mentioned biodynamics, although I have spotted the odd stand alone article. If you’re not familiar with biodynamics it’s roughly the idea that everything is part of a … Continue reading

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2012 Food Trends (or not)

Tempting as it is to comment on Liam Fox and where his departure would leave William Hague, I’ll focus on some food trends instead. Something that caught my eye recently was from satedepicure.com in the US. Check out the link, … Continue reading

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Observation of the day

Sign in a cafe in St John Street, London, yesterday: “Italian slow food, fast.” Go figure.

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Food for thought

According to the historian Livy, the Roman Empire started to collapse shortly after cooks acquired celebrity status. Are you listening Gordon? It’s only dinner mate.

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Food Trends Summary

The visual is still in the kitchen, but here’s a text version to nibble on… Starters Ageing Singletons Health & wellbeing Hectic households Cynical consumers Digitalisation Fragmented families Nostalgia Individualism Personalisation Informality Globalisation Localism Anxiety Eastern influence Connectivity Loneliness Data … Continue reading

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Almost served – Key food trends for 2011+

I’m just waiting on a hyperlink to put the new food trends menu out. In the meantime I’ve been trying to get my head around global trends for 2011 as a whole – as opposed to regional trends. I still … Continue reading

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Food trends

I’m just putting the finishing touches to a menu of food trends for 2011+ (a collaboration with Charles and Wayne at The Food People). In the meantime, I spotted this list of food and drink trends in today’s issue of … Continue reading

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Thinking Foods

Letter in the newspapers last week from a Doctor Robin Hendy who worked on the safety of food additives for 12 years. He has an interest in foods that aid dream production. He confirms the existence of “cheese dreams” but … Continue reading

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Food trends 2010+

I’m doing a talk to a food company about future trends so it’s time to revisit some food trends. This list is similar to previous lists, but somewhat expanded. Key trends 1. Fast & convenient 2. Regional, seasonal & slow … Continue reading

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Food trends for 2010

IN                           OUT Butchers                  Mixologists Lamb                       Pork Immunity foods        Omega 3 Homebrew               Mad science cocktails Potlucks                  Formal dining Chicken                  Wagu beef Locally grown          Faraway foods GMO *                    Overpriced organics Source: Epicurious & some others * Way too … Continue reading

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