The “Waitrose Food and Drink Report” was released in early November. This indicated that 50% of consumers decided at lunchtime on what they would have for an evening meal and 1 in 10 made the decision just before the meal. Many consumers were claiming that this helped them reduce food waste at home. This trend has...Read more
One of the challenges is keeping up with trends…a recent trends worth following are Fico Eataly World, Bologna, Italy. Many of you will know I am a great fan of this retailer, Eataly, they provide an excellent experience. Now they have created the Disney of Food theme parks in Bologna. This could be one of the destinations...Read more
Launched in November 2017, this could be a game changer. BuzzFeed and GE have developed a smart cooking appliance that retails for $149 US. The cooker is Bluetooth enabled and the consumer downloads the Tasty mobile app and gets video downloads of recipes that sync with the cooker and auto adjust the temperature as...Read more
We have seen the increasing interest in herbs, edible weeds and herbal teas. I believe the next wave of interest will be around Adaptogens, plants that are believed to reduce stress. The key plants to look out for are:Read more
- Rhodiola rosea. ..a perennial from the Arctic
- Widania somnifera… a member of Solanaceae that also goes under the name...