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Food Waste Super Heroes, by Vickie Rogerson

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Food waste has been discussed and debated endlessly in the media in recent years to the point that maybe we’ve become immune to the detail. We know we should reuse our leftovers, consider what we buy and when, understand the difference between best before and use by dates and maybe donate a few cans to […]


Do you know your Kimchi from your Kraut Juice? by Lottie Wilkins

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Discard deep-fried grasshoppers, step away from the burger, the brunch bubble has burst people, but you Avocado, you can stay!! Would you like an Instagram optimisation kit with your table for four? What the devil is Japanese Dude Food? Tried fish cooked in vinegar? By the end of 2018, you’ll know all the answers to […]


Is beauty the next big thing in functional food? by Ali Gwynne

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Is beauty skin deep? And what does food have to do with it all? Once upon a time, food and drink served the sole purpose of filling your stomach and quenching your thirst, but new research indicates that the food and drink industry may be merging with that of the beauty world as the next […]


Camel milk, anyone? 2017’s crazy food and drink trends, by Shannon Grimm-Berghaus

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Here at Lucre, we love food (who doesn’t?) and with it being the year of all things unicorn themed, chocolate ladened and charcoal coloured, there are some certain trends we should seriously be looking out for. Dairy-free lovers should look past the almond and soy milk – it’s time to think camel. Camel milk is […]


Our favourite top 5 summer cocktails by Laura Duncan

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Even though it may feel a bit far from summer at the moment with the intermittent sunshine amidst cold and grey weather, you can brighten your day with our top picks for summer cocktails. Where you will most likely recognise or know some very well, others might surprise you by their cheeky twists, and leave you […]


Foodie Favourites by Ali Gwynne

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Where Brits are headed in the culinary world The results are in and it’s official, we’re a nation of foodies – well, sort of. Coining the term ‘Culinary Magpie’, the latest Great British Chefs Insight report has shown a real resurgence of food trends from 50-60 year ago, with foodies looking to cook things from […]


White wine in spag bol? Whatever next….by Laura Duncan

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There was uproar amongst the foodies this week after TV chef, Mary Berry casually added white wine and cream to her spaghetti bolognaise – even choosing to omit the pasta altogether… Cue Twitter pandemonium with various self-proclaimed foodie experts crumbling under the thought of her ruining this classic comfort dish: “Just watched a cooking programme […]


Shrinkflation, Brexit and the Great Weekly Food Shop by Ali Gwynne

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Brexit’s here to stay, but what does this mean for the food and drink industry? According to The Grocer, most households feel food prices have already risen over the last six months, and they’re not wrong as illustrated by the new buzzword, ‘shrinkflation’ – a practice where manufacturers reduce the size of products, but not […]


Waste Not, Want Not by Ali Gwynne

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Cut down on food waste and save money It’s a common conundrum, you pass the supermarket on the journey home from work, unable to recall what’s in the fridge. Consequently, you end up buying meat, bread and milk that you not only don’t need, but will inevitably have to throw out when it spoils. Unnecessary […]


Power of the Plant? By Kristine Østergaard

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As referenced in our summary of 2017 food trends, there are a number of food and drink movements which look set to influence our dining decisions over the coming months. But how does a trend manifest itself in our daily lives and in what situations are we exposed to them? Do we explore at home, […]