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Plate to Pixel: The Avocado Craze – The Instagramization of Culinary Practices

Americans consume 73,000 tons of avocados during one Super Bowl game alone. But Americans are not alone in this global frenzy for avocados with Europe and Asia upping their...

Decommoditization – Redefining Distinction

While construction of pure homogeneity between commodities, including agricultural ones, is at the heart of the process of commoditization, decommoditization is all about removing...

Bulking Up – The Comeback of Bulk Buying

The bulk aisle can no longer afford to be the neglected corner of the supermarket that has long resisted a transformation. According to the...

Focus On: The Gut Stuff

Wellness shouldn’t be an upper-class luxury with expensive products & inaccessible messaging. Our mission is to empower gut health in everyone’. The Mac Twins,...

Madrid: Cradle of Gastro-Market Cuisine

In 2008, the phrase “echar la persiana” – literally, lower the blind, or close shop - came back into Madrid’s everyday conversation. Spending was...

Beyond “New Nordic Cuisine” – Rethinking Sustainability

Copenhagen Cooking is an annual festival in late August that celebrates the city’s varied and vibrant food scene with exhibitions, chefs and restaurants, communal...

São Paulo: Where Global has always been the Local

A mosaic of influences from far and wide, São Paulo’s, or Sampa’s (as the locals call it) culinary landscape is one of a kind....

Rasmus Munk: Alchemist, Activist, Eco-industrialist

Rasmus Munk and his “Holistic Cuisine” may just be as innovative as things get in the gastronomic realm. Alchemist, his Copenhagen restaurant, is the high-tech,...

Pink Passion: Rosé on The Rise as Millennials Dictate New Wine Codes

Every July in New York City, thousands of partygoers gather on the lawns of Randall’s Island Park for a huge ‘Pinknic’. ‘Save water, drink rosé’, banners read, and the participants do.

Snacking and Street Foods: an Inevitable Fusion

To uncover the different consumption practices associated with snacking, it is indispensable to understand the origins of the term and the act itself. In...

“ARE YOU HUNGRY?” – Stanley Tucci’s Taste: My Life Through Food

“Are you hungry?” asked Stanley Tucci’s mother when he was a little boy. Which one of us fully grown people wouldn’t want to hearken back...

‘Briochization’ – The Convergence of Bakery and Pastry

Often clearly demarcated in the past, the border between bakery and pastry-making appears to be scrambling. The colours, softness of the crust and crumb,...

Breakfast 2.0: The Newfound Palette of Morning Emotions

Simply the first meal of the day, for some, breakfast makes them want to jump out of bed in the morning. For others, it...
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The Baking Fervour: How COVID Transformed Bread Consumers into Bakers

The 2020 lockdown experience has revived the practice of baking homemade bread in France and Italy. Inspired by new motivations for baking, the French...

Maria Pocovi: Food at The Crossroads of Emotions and Technology

Food Innovation Quarterly: What inspired you to start the Emotion Research Lab? Maria Pocovi: I started this project six years ago with the idea of...

New Delhi: A Delhicious Fusion

The buzzing national capital of India is a long beloved food haven. Generations of foodies have not only continued to savour the traditional food...

The Sourdough School Sweet Baking

Love, bake, nourish. ‘The Sourdough School’, published in 2018, was dubbed as the most important book of the year by some for its revelations around...

Divle, Turkey: “Sleeping Milk” in Anatolia

I have long been fascinated with the cheeses of Anatolia, even before I became aware of all the historical connections. But with one of...

Focus On: The Gut Stuff

Wellness shouldn’t be an upper-class luxury with expensive products & inaccessible messaging. Our mission is to empower gut health in everyone’. The Mac Twins,...