For Sunday 13 January, here’s Foodie Roundup #1902, a look at 10 stories over the past week.
It’s the ideal reading material to go along with your morning pot of coffee, French Toast, come what may (you can see how my Sunday is shaping up).
As always, if you’ve a story of your own to share, maybe a blog post you’ve written that you’d like linked up – drop me a line.
Foodie Roundup #1902: Week 2 (to Sunday 13 January)
This week, as it happens, I’ve been doing a lot of reading from the Irish Times, Indo and The Guardian.
- Ireland is not a foodie destination – yet – says Conor Pope in the Irish Times. The country’s tourism chiefs say it could be, but pub grub and ‘the full Irish’ need to smarten up. It’s a good read to start the day off with.
- From the Irish Examiner on Thursday, Darina Allen puts forward her food trends for 2019 with an eye on plant-based diets, excess packaging and brain food.
- Fishless fingers and vegan seafood is now most certainly a thing as Rebecca Smithers looks at something fishy in The Guardian. Save me now.
- Sticking with The Guardian, as Brexit looms, supermarket chiefs reveal they’ve been stockpiling tinned food, but there’s no room for fresh goods, write Zoe Wood and Julia Kollewe.
- Who’s been shaping China’s obesity policy? Coke, PepsiCo, Nestle and McDonald’s. It’s all about exercise too, don’t you know, writes Amelia Lucas for CNBC.
- James Gallagher has a piece with the BBC this week on the lifesaving food that 90% aren’t eating enough of. And no, it’s not cheese and onion crisps (even on a Sunday morning).
- Ireland’s Young Scientist competition was run off during the week and never ceases to amaze. Ryan Nugent takes a look in the Independent at some of the futuristic ideas including two Dublin students’ plan to turn food waste into bioplastics.
- Staying with the Independent, Jillian Bolger also looks at the last of the food trends for 2019. Are dinner parties the new going out for 2019?
- If you care where your food comes from, we should really consider the importance of food education, so says Aniar’s JP McMahon in the Irish Times.
- Lastly for this week, Jamie Ducharme at TIME takes a look at food allergies and how millions of people wrongly believe they have one.
That’s my lot for Sunday.
If you’re curious, this morning is very much a French Toast morning, made on Keogh’s rustic turnover.
It all gets washed down with a fresh pot of coffee from Tra Coffee Roasters in Waterford – looking forward to trying out a cup in Bia+Brew soon.
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