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Food Trends for 2017

Food trends are a bit of a Marmite thing: people seem to love them or hate them – usually accompanied by much eye rolling and tutting.  However in the commercial food world, just like in fashion, the industry is dependent on trying to get an idea of what consumers are looking for. You could say […]

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Food Trends for 2016 and beyond

I realise I have severely neglected this website, but it’s hard to update stuff and come up with new things to write about when you’re trying to do PR for clients while plotting world pickle domination. I was recently asked to provide some thoughts on trends in pastry and a few other things, which got […]

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Food Trends for 2014

I realise that I’ve not posted anything on here for a while.  Manfood has been taking up a lot of time.  While exciting, when mixed in with daily work life and other demands, it has meant that this website has suffered somewhat. However, onwards and upwards. With Christmas fast approaching and the end of year […]

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Man Food – growing pains.

I’ve not posted in ages, and I realise you have all been pining for my pearls of wisdom. Or not. On this gorgeous Saturday, when I should be out in the garden seeing to my fruit & veg patch that is going wild (mainly with weeds), I am instead, lying on the sofa with a […]

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IFE: my top picks day 1

IFE is but one of a number of food and drink trade shows that buyers mark into their calendars. It’s a very varied mix of big and small brands, which can be interesting, because you sometimes find some very interesting things. And of course, being every two years, it’s worth a look, even if (like […]

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The birth of a new food brand: Man Food

I’m not a parent, and it’s highly unlikely I ever will be (though I am a very proud uncle). So I can’t really claim to understand the trials and tribulations of a newborn baby from conception to when it emerges from the womb and takes its first breath. Having said that, lately I’ve been going […]

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A juicy January

A new year, and once more I tell myself I should make more of an effort at sending weird and wonderful thoughts into cyberspace. But it’s a struggle trying to find time to do so, especially when there’s so many other things on my to do list, and of course the duvet is having a […]

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Food Trend predictions for 2013

It’s been quite a year to say the least: I’ve mourned the demise of the Twinkie bar, and watched New York’s Board of Health legislation against a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and cinemas take effect. Meanwhile closer to home, we’ve had some drastic weather, […]

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Balsamic comes of age.

Balsamic Vinegar has been on the culinary scene for hundreds of years, yet within the UK, it’s popularity really only grew with Elizabeth David, and finally reached fever pitch when Delia Smith took up the cause. Unfortunately, since then, it’s been a bit hit and miss – mainly down to a lack of knowledge from […]

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Top 10 favourite picks from SIAL

I deserve a foot rub and spa. I have spent most of the day at SIAL, a major food trade show here in Paris. Where most would take a few days to explore and negotiate the eight halls of food and drink (it shuts on Thursday), I have foolishly done it all in one day. […]

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