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Food trends: from vacuum to juicing fever – Italian Cuisine

Food trends: from vacuum to juicing fever


What will the food be like in the coming months?
Increasingly new, exotic, colored, funny. But also related to tradition, to the choices aware, to local producers. At the same time modern is technological. Innovative but attentive to the environmental impact and to the health.
Let's say there will be fun!
Here are 5 trends that will be present in 2017 in terms of cuisine

1. The induction plan and the technology that really helps you

No innovation for its own sake but new systems that seriously simplifies life in the kitchen: the induction top with the TempControl technology, a novelty introduced by MIELE in glass-ceramic induction hobs that "allows" you to forget in the pan your dishes without the risk of burning! A sensor measures the temperature of the pan keeping it constant at all times. If this is not a revolution.

2. The rediscovery of ancient foods

Unrefined, ancient foods, not compromised by industrial processes: we started with burnt wheat but this trend will increasingly affect all foods.
From the purple carrot (which was his natural color, did you know?) Up to the search for small artisan productions of which Italy above all can boast history and originality.

3. Sustainability (and climatarians)

Another trend this year and in the coming months will be the growth of a particular consumer segment: those who look first the environmental impact of the foods they choose.
More and more table choices are an expression of a person's values: this is why the purchase of energy-efficient appliances and the choice of local products will be increasingly important.
This is why, for example, dietary styles based on the awareness of water consumption to produce food or the so-called could be strengthened

4. The uglyfood

Yup, bad food. Or fruit and vegetables aesthetically ugly: dented, of abnormal size and shape, they will no longer be discarded from production but put on the market even at discounted prices

5. Juicing fever. The food is mixed and drunk!

It will be because they are colorful. Maybe because they are practical and quick to consume. It may be because they are so extolled by American stars. The fact is that if you prefer the Italian version, the smoothies and the juices, the smoothies and the juices are very popular.

Toddler lunch

Kitty will eat perhaps a third of this

I have recently noticed an unusually high number of women confiding in me that their toddler hardly eats anything. “He’s only eaten two of those Organix carrot stick thingies today,” said one on Twitter. “And I bet he won’t eat anything else for the rest of the day.” Others fret about fruit and vegetables. “How,” they whisper, “do you get Kitty to eat vegetables?”

Answer: I DON’T. I read, earlier this year, a book that changed my attitude towards Kitty’s diet and therefore my whole life, as I was so neurotic and anxious about what she ate. The book was called My Child Won’t Eat! by a Spanish nutritionist called Carlos Gonzalez and it is the most brilliant book on childcare I have ever read. And as you can imagine, I’ve read a lot.

He basically says this:

1 It doesn’t matter how much your child eats. Your child is not small and spindly because it doesn’t eat, it doesn’t eat because it is a small and spindly child. You cannot, he says, turn a chihuahua into an Alsatian by making it eat a lot.

2 Your child will naturally, as long as he is given a range of food to choose from, balance his own diet. It might seem like the child eats no fruit or veg, but even a little lick of broccoli here, a nibbled end of carrot there, a tiny bit of apple somewhere else, will fulfill his nutritional needs. The important thing is that fruit and veg are offered, not that they are always finished.

Small children, says Gonzalez, have tiny tummies so they go for very calorific, high energy foods – cake, sweeties, chips, toast, crisps etc; fruit and veg are all very well but they are mostly water and fibre, useless is large quantities to the small stomach.

Children in deprived areas, (like in the Third World), will become malnourished faster than adults because they cannot physically fit enough of the sort of food that is available (vegetation, berries) in their tummies in order to draw out the relevant nutrients and calories.

3 You are very unlikely to be able to cajole, bribe or force your child to eat more than it wants to, to the extent that you will alter the child’s food intake in any significant way.

So, he says, don’t bother. You will only upset yourself and the child.

Put the food in front of the child, let the child/children get on with it for a reasonable amount of time and say nothing about uneaten food. Never try to get more food in than they want. No “here comes the airplane” or “you have to eat this or no pudding” or anything.

“Hurrah!” I screamed, after finishing the book. I threw it over my shoulder, rubbed my hands together and vowed from that day forth not to give a shit about how much Kitty eats.

She gets food, three times a day, with snacks. She gets carbohydrate and fruit and vegetables. But I do not care – DO NOT CARE – how much she eats. I cannot begin to tell you what a release it has been.

And, further, I have now banned any cooking at lunchtimes. She gets a cold lunch every day and she loves it. She has

1 carbohydrate – crackers, bread and butter
1 sort of cheese – chedder, Jarg, Dairylea, mini baby bell, whatever’s floating about
1 veg – carrot sticks, cucumber, baby tomatoes or a bit of sweet pepper
1 dollop of hummous if we’ve got some
1 protein – some leftover chicken, or ham, or a mini pork pie

Then she has some fruit and a biscuit.

And I can’t tell you how great it is not to have to cook or fucking wash up pots and pans at lunchtime as well as dinner time. And there isn’t a big hot lunch stink about the house AND if she’s not in the mood to eat much, you can usually put back the uneaten stuff rather than throw an entire fish-pie-and-rice concoction in the bin.

I feel like women must have felt when they first started doling out the Pill – liberated. I feel, in fact, as relieved as when I confessed to Kitty’s paediatrician Dr Mike, (when Kitty had a fever of 104 for three days), that I was worried that she would get brain damage and he said: “When was the last time you heard of someone getting brain damage from a fever?” And I said “Err,” and he said “Unless you put her, with her temperature of 104, in a sauna, she isn’t going to get brain damage.” And I said “Ok,” and have ceased to worry about fevers, too.

One can wind oneself up terribly about the strangest things, when there are so many better things to get your knickers in a twist over. Like steaming!! I have had the most terrific feedback on my miracle cure and have already this morning dispensed two separate specific steaming instruction miracle cures.

I can die happy.

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