The new year has begun. Now is the perfect time to start testing your cooking and exploring a new variety of foods to impress your friends and family. Here are some of the predicted trends for 2023.

With the rising cost of living and the busy nature of work returning to normal, the popularity of simple, multi-use foods like tinned fish has risen. From mackerel and tuna to anchovies and sardines, the omega-3 fatty acid-rich tins are making a comeback.

With all the meat consumed over Christmas, and with many attempting Veganuary, the plant-based craze is on the up, particularly plant-based pasta. More and more of us struggle with gluten, so chefs have begun experimenting with the likes of carrot, zucchini, and cauliflower pasta, which is predicted to hit the trending chart this year.

Labelled as a ‘sustainable superfood’, kelp is said to be rising in popularity this year. Kelp is a type of seaweed that is available in multiple forms (such as chips, crisps, and sauces) and is also a carbon absorber that can help combat climate change. Healthy and good for the environment!

And in the world of drink, alcohol-free spirits are on the rise. Alcohol-free shops are popping up all over the country, selling booze-free alternatives to wine, spirits, and even cocktails, as the need for new approaches to drinking is growing.

For more inspiration in the kitchen, head on down to the Eat and Drink Festival 2023, where you can explore hundreds of brands, hear from experts, watch live demonstrations and so much more!