Food trends to live by

Food trends emerge for reasons as varied as marketing strategies and ecological concerns.

Some have already died down (rainbow-coloured everything, cronuts, zoodles, bulletproof coffee), but some trends are here for the long haul.

Seasonal fruit: Rather than buying imported fruit or the same kind of fruit all year long because it’s the latest superfood, choose seasonal fruit instead.

Not only does it encourage sustainable farming practices, but it also tastes delicious and is affordable.

Home-grown: The best way to know what you’re putting into your body is to grow it yourself.

Gardening can also be a very relaxing and rewarding hobby.

With urban farming on the rise, folks are taking to their rooftops to grow herbs and other garden-variety plants; some have even built chicken coops.

Fusion food: Being not such a purist about one’s food can pave the way for creative amalgamations that are a joy to the tastebuds.

Who doesn’t love some Tex-Mex or Indo-Chinese?