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Welcome from the editor: great expectations

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AUTHOR: Stef Bottinelli
Vintage engraving of Scene from the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations

Welcome and thank you for joining me this weekend.

Between the rain and the financial pinch, lately I’ve led a life not dissimilar to Great Expectations’ Miss Havisham’s, minus the wealth, wedding dress, and vindictive streak.
And yet, despite not leaving the house much, I still manage to have a well stocked up fridge and everything else I need. In 2022 convenience reigns supreme and we have great expectations for it.

With technology moving fast, there are certainly some exciting innovations to be expected in the near future. The supermarket as we know it is only a few decades old, yet we’ve come a very long way from its first incarnation. These days one’s lucky to be served by a cashier. Who’d have known we’d be entering the till-free era? Find out how the way we shop could change in What will the supermarket of the future look like?

What would happened if we ditched the sugar tax? Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs joins us on the Food Matters Live Podcast to discuss.

Another busy week on the news front. If coverage of Rishi Sunak becoming the UK’s new Prime Minister is all you’ve managed to follow, catch up on the rest with A week in news: the latest food and drink headlines 24 – 28 October.

Our popular read Rude food: when brand names have a different meaning in other countries might make you blush but it’s also guaranteed to make you laugh, whilst Nutrition in pregnancy: foods to eat, foods to avoid and the truth about cravings dispels some myths – such as eating for two – and looks at optimal foods for mum and baby.

Wishing you wonderful weekend,



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