With the first chinks of light at the end of the COVID-19 nightmare now visible, there seems to be a collective desire to use the opportunity to commit to a greener way of living – particularly when it comes to the way we shop, cook and eat.
I’m crossing my fingers and staying quietly hopeful that 2021 might just be the start of better things to come.
Entomophagy – the eating of insects, arachnids and centipedes – isn’t a new idea. It’s even mentioned in the Bible, as well as in ancient Roman and Greek texts. Most Brits, however, would view the idea of eating insects as absurd. And pretty gross.
But with some two billion people around the world eating insects as part of their regular diet, I wonder if we could one day get used to it here in Wales? One couple based in Pembrokeshire certainly thinks so.
A recent article from The Guardian suggests that more than half of the 24 million pumpkins carved for Halloween in Britain this year will not be eaten. This is bonkers; save your pumpkin guts from the food waste caddy, and turn them into something delicious instead!
New research from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) suggests that Welsh diners want restaurants and cafes to serve more sustainable meals as eating out restrictions are eased.