10. TURNING JAPANESE: We will go chopstick crazy as online super-market Ocado brings in a new Japanese range and kitchen store Lakeland touts cherry-blossom baking moulds and sushi platters. Michelin-star chef Adam Smith said: “We’ve seen a slow influx of Japanese techniques and ingredients and will see a lot more.” … [Read more...] about From cannabis-infused ice cream to pea milk, here are 2020’s top food trends
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British visitors will struggle to find Oliver’s restaurants back home. In May last year, he was forced to close almost all of his UK chain, as his empire was swept up in the casual dining crunch. More than 1,400 UK restaurants collapsed in the year to last June as they faced rising costs, a squeeze in consumer spending and a saturated market. The collapse of Oliver’s chain resulted in the loss of 1,000 jobs. It emerged last week that most of the £80m the chain owed after its collapse will not be recovered. … [Read more...] about Jamie Oliver opens in Bangkok: how will Thais take to his fusion food?
“Women’s fashion has been the most difficult area for the whole market but it looks like we have done better than most,” he said. He said part of the problem was the “athleisure” trend for cheap casual sporty clothing that requires few accessories. … [Read more...] about Primark’s sales jump despite squeeze on high street spending
In some cities there are food deserts, with little availability of healthy foods, and food swamps, where streets are crowded with shops and takeaways offering “unhealthy, calorie-dense foods and drinks”, says the paper. “Sedentary lifestyles and consumption of energy-dense and processed food that is rich in fats and sugars both constitute major risk factors of type 2 diabetes.” … [Read more...] about Living near food outlets linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes
'I have four children, aged eight to 19, and I'm happy for them to have sweet and savoury treats once a day. There's nothing wrong with it. And we also sell fruit so if they want something healthier, they have the option.' … [Read more...] about The junk food hit squad: As teachers slap detentions on pupils caught scoffing fast food outside school… is this ridiculous nannying – or a vital tactic in the war on obesity?