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Dish of the Decade - 2000's

Added 427 days ago. 16 January 2018

As we entered the noughties, there was a greater focus on the origin and nutritional value of food and a return to simple comforts.

In this article we take a look at key foodie moments of the 00s and what we ate then.

 

As we entered the noughties, there was a greater focus on the origin and nutritional value of food and a return to simple comforts

What we ate then

Fairy cakes or cupcakes? The turn of the millennium saw a craze for the latter in the US and later UK. Almost two decades later, they still appear on many menus.

The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston, published in 2003, focused our attention towards good and bad carbs in our diet. The title soared to the top of the bestseller list and remained there for 96 weeks.

For the first time in 30 years, sales of tea fell by over half, attributed to the emergence of a coffee culture. Coffee chain starbucks opened its 10,000th store - there are almost 12,000 in the UK alone today. In contrast to the globalisation of ingredients of the previous decade, there was a swing towards comfort food, simple ingredients and dishes such as pies, puddings and crumbles.

There was a resurgence in ‘grow your own’ and a greater focus on the provenance and sustainability of food. Around the country, local authorities reported that there were long waiting lists for allotments, securing the plots for another generation to enjoy.

What are your most memorable food moments of the 90s?

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