ON YOUR PLATE: Sustainability is the food trend of the moment – but what about next year?
FOOD TRENDS: Remember when we were all baking banana bread in lockdown? Those days may be gone now, but there are plenty more food trends on the horizon for next year.
We visited the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC in Birmingham to find out more about the food trends of the past, the here and now and taking a little look into the future.
This time of year definitely isn't the time for dieting. We're all tucking into our fave foods during the festive period with absolutely no guilt - and so we should be. Turkey, maybe a sprout or two and definitely some chocolate are on the cards right now. But predicting the food trends of tomorrow? That's a job for this self-confessed foodie.
But what's trending here and now? According to Barney, you're either team game - or team vegan.
It comes as a government advisor said people should be eating less, but better, meat – which is produced in the UK – to tackle climate change.
And British farmers producing “the best meat” should not be undermined by trade deals with countries such as Australia, Brazil and the US, where production has a bigger carbon footprint, he warned.
Lord Deben, chairman of the independent advisory Climate Change Committee, made his comments at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) conference focusing on the move towards net zero.
He criticised trade deals with countries such as Australia, where references to climate change were removed under pressure from the Australian government, and said there is no excuse for undermining British farmers.
And not just having a hand in accelerating trends online, the pandemic also gave a helping hand to those with business dreams they could finally turn into reality.
Irina was one of them! After living abroad for many years, she wanted to bring a taste of down under to Blighty.
And looking ahead to next year?
Watch the channel on TV