Food & Drink (183)
Dining like cavemen
Dr. Loren Cordain likens the modern human diet to putting diesel in a car designed to run on gas. So, he has written “The Paleo Diet” with instructions on how to eat like our ancestors. The Paleo Diet cuts out dairy, cereals, refined sugars, salted and processed foods while promoting lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits and nuts—essentially only what a caveman would have eaten.
Why it matters
The Paleo Diet highlights a trend of voluntary scarcity as people seek to return to a more natural state of consumption. How can you emphasize simplicity to produce an organic consumer experience?
Charaben boxes have been a firm favourite with Japanese children for decades but now they’re coming to the west. These lunch boxes full of animal-shaped food now have fan clubs and communities all over the Western hemisphere and online shops like the bentoshop are fulfilling the demand for cow-shaped rice and the like.
A new phenomenon called co-lunching has arrived in France. Instead of having lunch on one’s own at work, it is designed for workers or unemployed people to meet strangers and enjoy a meal with them. Organized through Facebook, these lunches give priority to quality over quantity: the number of attendees are reduced in order to favour exchanges.