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  • John Lewis calls 2016 year of the avocado
  • John Lewis calls 2016 year of the avocado
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John Lewis calls 2016 year of the avocado

In John Lewis’ annual round-up on how Brits shopped, lived and looked in 2016, it revealed that men turned sleepwear into streetwear, interiors went tropical and that the avocado was the super ingredient of the year. While Valentine’s confectionery plummeted, avocado-related products surged.



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    Is the mealtime over? Why do people care about crockery? Will we replace cow's milk with nut milk? And should we ditch the clean eating diet? As part of our Expert Outlook 2017 series, we speak to three food and drink experts about the future of eating out, snacking and the truly balanced diet.

  • Article image Hungryroot: courgetti delivered to your door

    Whether in supermarkets or at cafés, it’s impossible to ignore the modern obsession with healthy eating. But with such little free time, cooking low-cal comfort food from scratch isn’t always possible. Enter Hungryroot, a US-based delivery service that brings bowls of courgetti straight to your door.

  • Article image Smith & Deli: serving up veganism without sacrifice

    Just off Melbourne’s über-cool Brunswick Street, hipsters are queuing outside cult café Smith & Deli. But while the menu might be based on New York-style cuisine – pastrami sandwiches and home-cooked lasagne – here, things are a little different. Everything sold at Smith & Deli is 100% vegan.

  • The rise of the avocado The rise of the avocado

    Once upon a time, the avocado was just another obscure fruit, popular only amongst the most dedicated of foodies. Today, it’s gone mainstream to become a staple in the health-conscious American's diet. But how has the avocado pulled off such an enormous surge in popularity?