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Dining out …what changes to expect in 2022

One of the things that has been a little difficult around Australia (and the world of course) for a little while now is that old fashioned notion of going out to eat. That less old fashioned notion of getting takeaway is doing just fine thank you! As things get a…

There are more days in October than there are days in October

Today is International Coffee Day. Not sure that an international day to celebrate coffee is required, given that 85% of the global population is already consuming at least one cup a day*. Today is also World Vegetarian Day, World Smile Day and the International Day of Older Persons. It's pretty…

Love it or hate it – Halloween’s coming

The very mention of the word ‘Halloween’ invokes very different reactions in people… Two dollar shop owner: Last time to make money until Christmas!Six year old: I like dressing up! (then gets scared at the party/parade)… I want to go home!Teenager: Great!Teenager that’s seen Halloween the movie: Er…Anyone over 40…

It’s a tough job…

Once or twice a year David Stemmer gets to go to the beach for work. Unfortunately it doesn’t involve much swimming or lying around on the sand – he’s generally there because a whale carcass has washed up on the beach and his job as Collections Manager (Mammals) at the…

Kitchen appliances (and one in particular) are all the rage

Forget toilet paper. Now a sizeable chunk of the Australian population only wants to buy kitchen appliances (and one in particular – see below). It’s a type of watered down doomsday prepping, but ultimately eminently sensible if it looks like some COVID-19 restrictions look set to remain – all part…

Food trend predictions go out the window

Back in December, along with a number of much better qualified pundits, we offered our two cents on which food trends would, er, trend in 2020. Then along came COVID-19 and all bets were off. You could just switch on the news and see exactly which foods were trending –…

Are you a reader, or a watcher?

Last month we looked forward to a few trends we thought would be coming along in 2020. This article is all about the opposite…

It’s December- it must be prediction time!

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Maybe, but ’tis also the season to try and make predictions about what’s going to happen in the intervening months before the next being jolly season…

Built-in obsolescence, what’s that?

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 18th birthday, Tracey Grimshaw her 44th and Suzi Quatro her 54th, but most importantly…

Forget fake meat – fake fish is the new thing

As we reported a short while back here scientists and food technicians around the world are busy developing alternatives to real meat.

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