Do you know that we may have to think twice before being smug and write about how unhealthy it is to eat sugary food. A new study has found that it might actually be causing people to eat more by making such products more enticing. Dieters who were confronted with warnings that “all sugary snacks are bad” ate more cookies than those who were presented with a positive message, according to research published in the ‘Journal of the Association for Consumer Research’.
Massimo Bottura, chef of famous Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana is known for serving a deconstructed Caesar salad at his restaurant (see photo above). The Wall Street Journal has adopted the recipe from his book Never Trust a Skinny Italian chef. It is really worth trying.
A family of four can throw away up to $80 worth of food each month, twice what they think they throw away according to a survey carried out in the UK. The survey found that 81 percent of households with four people are under the impression that they toss just over $40 worth of food a month; in reality, it’s about twice as much—the equivalent of 11 entire meals. “Food waste is one of society’s biggest environmental issues at the moment and there is a genuine passion across the UK to tackle it,” Mike Coup, the Sainsbury’s CEO, told The Guardian.
Hipsters have become incredibly important in the food and drinks industry. The Financial Times has a report of how millennials are spending more money on food compared to the previous generation. Read the story here.
Noma has opened for service in Australia and here is a first look at its menu: It wouldn’t be Australia Day without lamingtons, pies and schnitzels and Noma is serving them like you’ve never seen before. Meat pie and sauce? Try scallop pie with lantana flowers. Chicken schnitzel and chips? Noma prefers to plate crumbed abalone with a side of sea lettuce. Noma in Copenhagen is the four-time winner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants award. Last week marked the first service of its 10-week waterside residence at Barangaroo in Sydney.
A move towards casual dining: Londoners are turning their backs on traditional fine dining in favour of more casual restaurants — but are still happy to pay as much for the experience, according to Tom Aikens. The two Michelin-starred chef said more laidback establishments such as Bubbledogs in Fitzrovia, The Typing Room in Bethnal Green and Lyle’s in Shoreditch were more popular than formal restaurants, although the latter would “always have their place”.
What a food poisoning expert will not eat: Having spent over 20 years working on food-poisoning lawsuits, Bill Marler simply doesn’t eat certain foods anymore. The attorney, who’s litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain’s E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, posted an article in the Food Poisoning Journal on Saturday, outlining what foods he’s cut from his diet.
Hugel wines from the Alsace are amazing. If you do not know this winery, then make sure to try them when you come across them. Read about their venture in India and how they match superbly with Asian food.