This week saw the cool, young foodies of the UK assemble at the Tate Britain for award giving action. Some names to look out for - Manchester based Yakumama who make 'Cuban beef empanadas stuffed with rare breed beef picadillo, olive and sultanas', sounds pretty magnificent street food to me. Also YBF blogger of the year - Laura Goodman off of She Is Butters - she creates funny, beautifully written posts and her cream cheese cake has shot straight to the top of my baking list. Great find.
Shout out to the parents among you - packed lunch help is here! Taking inspiration from the likes of Dairylea Dunkers and those crunch corner yogurts, Xanthe Clay puts together some healthy, fun ideas.
The increasing size of portions is astonishing when you see it in facts and figures - a shepherd's pie ready meal has almost doubled in size in twenty years; even the size of bagels has sneakily risen. Self regulation when cooking at home is pretty tricky unless you know the recommended daily amounts of carbs, protein et al, but who knows that? Not many I'm sure. Perhaps a nationwide campaign promoting that, along with restaurants playing their part would garner some success.
If you don't already follow Clerkenwell Boy on Instagram and Twitter then do it now for fantastic photos of London's best food. He represents a new era of restaurant critics: incognito reporting direct to social media followers, concise recommendations without the confab of traditional reviews and the identifiable appeal that he could be just any of our mates.