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We’ve been moving toward a regional renaissance in Indian food over the last decade, that 2020 accelerated, says a new report.
The fourth edition of the Godrej Food Trends Report 2021 lists down the top 12 trends predicted for 2021 in Dining-in, Dining-out, Beverage, Dessert, Kitchen Design, etc. within the food industry.
The report covers over 200 experts who have shared their insights, top picks, and detailed opinions which are combined and analysed to finally arrive at the evident predictions for 2021.
The top food trends predicted for 2021 are:
1. Breakfast Will Be Served, Reimagined
The experts predict increasing innovation in the category, from ground-breaking packaged solutions to innovative artisanal offerings from home entrepreneurs and restaurants.
2. Burgeoning Interest in Flavour
2021 will see the consumer exploring flavours and nuances thereof in a quest to keep feeding the hunger for new flavours. From ingredients, spices, cooking fats, ferments, coffee, tea, alcohol, to investing in the acquisition of knowledge around particular topics via cookbooks, cooking videos, LIVE discussions, cooking classes, discussion groups and more.
3. Deeper Explorations of Indian Ferments
Traditional wisdom and the perceived health benefits of fermentation and a rising interest in the cuisines of north east India are all fueling a deeper exploration into the rich repertoire of fermented foods in India. 2021 will bring a lot more Indian ferments into home kitchens, on the shelves and on restaurant menus.
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4. Ghar Ki Rasoi Will Take Centre Stage
In 2021, the home kitchen will rule dining decisions both in and out of the home. From restructured mealtimes to ingredient sourcing, menus and how food is cooked and served, to dictating the design of kitchens, dining areas and home gardens. Beyond that, the home kitchen will also govern what the food industry will offer in terms of innovations in appliances and products and offerings on restaurant menus.
5. Home Delivery Will See Unprecedented Innovation
2021 will bring unprecedented realignment in this sector across the food industry as it works to survive and adapt to the new order. It will also be the year delivery will become premium, experiential and personalised as hospitality players polish in-home dining experiences, and technology is stirred into the mix to track diner preferences and arrival time of orders, provide for WhatsApp assistance, and more.
6. Homegrown Will Rule As Mindful Eating Gains Traction
Conversations around health, sustainability and, farmer welfare that brought millets into consumer focus in the recent past have sparked a similar interest and revival of all things indigenous, from ingredients to flavours. Consumers will be ‘vocal for local’ to support homegrown food producers and businesses.
7. Indian Food Will Find Brag Value on Instagram
In 2021, social media will continue to be a popular marketing channel, and all things Indian-regional cuisines, indigenous ingredients, traditional cookware and stories about food — will enjoy brag-value or shall we say become instagrammable.
8. North-east Cuisines Will Offer Homegrown Exotic
The culinary culture of north-east India has been consistently garnering interest in the past few years. With a unique flavour profile and indigenous ingredients unlike the rest of the country, the cuisines of the North-East offer homegrown exotic we are only just learning to value. 2020 accelerated the discovery of the region with the emergence of home-cooks, small businesses and culinary experiences, offering us a chance to explore these unique flavours through offerings that were a click away. The cuisines of Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram are already creating conversations and 2021 will see Indians exploring north-east Indian cuisine like never before.
9. Proactive Wellness, Food as Self-Care will Drive Individual Diet Choices
A growing interest in Ayurveda, rising curiosity in nutrigenomics and personally optimized diet options show that consumers will look for solutions that best align with individual lifestyle choices in 2021.
10. The Renaissance of Indian Regional Cuisines
2018 was the year of Indian regional cuisines, 2019 was about micro-cuisines and 2020 sparked a cooking revolution, inspiring exploration of Indian cuisine like never before. With our sphere of activity drastically restricted, Indians learned to appreciate ‘homemade’, gained a newfound respect for ‘local’, and acquired a heightened awareness and interest in ‘regional flavours’, Home kitchens rediscovered and reclaimed their histories through their community cuisines while restaurant chefs used this time to travel and discover ethnic cuisines of different micro-regions. 2021 will bring the renaissance of Indian regional cuisines with the legion of home chefs and mini enterprises poised to unleash a smorgasbord of offerings.
11. The Rise of Culinary Self Reliance – DIY
Time, curiosity, and a need for individual expression led to investment in elaborate DIY projects. Everything from roti to sourdough, kombuchas to rai-paani achaar, perfecting culinary skills to DIY kitchen decor, aquaponics to urban gardens were explored. The year 2020 prompted a pivot to culinary self-reliance and DIY across the board, and it’s a habit that will stay with us through 2021 and beyond.
12. Take Me Halfway — Home Kitchens Will Want Mindful Convenience
Convenience cooking has shown a steady rise in adaptability and respectability over the last few years. There is industry-wide innovation underway to provide solutions for ready-to-cook, ready-to-eat and everything in between to support new work-life systems in 2021.
Speaking about the report, Sujit Patil, VP and Head Corporate Brand and Communications Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies, said, “The Godrej Food Trends Report is a unique compilation of trends and insights that is collated basis inputs from some of the best food experts in the industry consisting of top chefs, restaurateurs, chroniclers, reviewers and thought leaders. Thanks to the continued support of close to 200 regular and first-time respondents, the report has been steadily growing over the years with deeper and more diverse insights. The Godrej Food Trends 2021 Report aims to be a key addition to every food professional’s reading list and is available for download at Vikhroli Cucina.” (IANS/KR)
Music composer Amaal Mallik's recent composition for the song 'Tum Aaogey' from the film 'Bell Bottom' has garnered rave reviews. "Tum Aaogey is one of my most special songs and one of my best works that I have done for film music," said Amaal during a candid conversation with IANS.
Amaal represents the new generation of Indian music. In a short span of seven years, he has delivered hits like 'Sooraj Dooba Hain' (Roy), 'Soch Na Sake' (Airlift), 'Kar Gayi Chul' (Kapoor & Sons) among several others. He happens to be one of the youngest composers to compose music for Amitabh Bachchan for the film 'Badla' and also the youngest to have performed with the Melbourne Orchestra.
Internationally, Amaal recently collaborated with pop sensation Dua Lipa for the Indian version of 'Levitating'. "It was an amazing experience for me to collaborate with Dua Lipa. She loved my work. It was the first of its kind collaboration between Indian and international music artistes and fans around the world were delighted with the new rendition of the song. It was an honour for me to do an official Indian remix and giving an Indian touch to one of her biggest tracks, one of the standout songs on the 'Future Nostalgia' album."
Internationally, Amaal recently collaborated with pop sensation Dua Lipa for the Indian version of 'Levitating' | IANS
Talking about his contemporaries, young music composers taking over Bollywood, Amaal expressed his views. "I think every young composer can helm a solo project. I am glad that certain films are having young people do solo music and that's really going to pay for many more future projects." Whereas, Amaal believes that it's also challenging to make one's own space as a young music composer among established ones in the industry.
"It is truly challenging obviously to get projects. Bollywood is completely a different ballgame and a lot of the big films obviously have bigger composers. But I think with new directors telling new stories, I think cinema is changing." "Music also is changing alongside and it's a better time now, as youngsters are getting a lot of opportunities as compared to the time when I debuted it was a little difficult to get into the scheme of films. But, I think today crossovers are happening and a lot of independent artistes have come into the Bollywood and are composing music for films," signed off Amaal. Amaal is busy working on his next independent single and upcoming film 'Radhe Shyam'. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Amaal Mallik, Dua Lipa, Solo, Singer, Rashe Shyam, Levitating, Music, Young, Bollywood
After spending three days on-orbit, the world's first civilian mission of SpaceX's Inspiration4 returned to Earth on Sunday. The crew, onboard the Dragon spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere for a soft water landing off the coast of Florida at 7.06 p.m. EDT (4.36 a.m. Sunday India time). "Happy. Healthy. Home. Welcome back to Earth," Inspiration4 shared in a tweet. "Splashdown! Welcome back to planet Earth," added SpaceX on the microblogging site.
The mission lifted off to orbit aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday (India time Thursday). It was commanded by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman and joined by Medical Officer Haley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St Jude Children's Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor; Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer; and Mission Pilot Dr Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, entrepreneur, and trained pilot.
The mission lifted off to orbit aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday (India time Thursday) | Wikimedia
The fully automated Dragon capsule reached an unusually high altitude of 585 kilometres, surpassing the International Space Station by 160 kilometres. The Dragon's dome window, inspired by the Cupola on the ISSl provided the crew with incredible views of Earth. "The Dragon performed a series of departure phasing burns to leave the circular orbit of 575 kilometres and then jettisoned its trunk ahead of de-orbit burns. After re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, the spacecraft deployed its two drogue and four main parachutes in preparation for the soft water landing," the company said on its website. "We loved space but it's great to be home!" Isaacman wrote on Twitter.
"The absolute most incredible experience of my life. Can't wait to share more with you all! Red heart," added Arceneaux. "What an amazing adventure! I'm so glad to be home on earth and to be back with my family. There is so much to share! What an amazing @inspiration4x team! Thanks @SpaceX!a Sembroski said. Inspiration4, which was aimed at inspiring humanity as well as to raise money for St. Jude, surpassed "the 200m goal", Isaacman shared in his tweet.
Tech billionaire and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also committed $50M for the hospital, he wrote on twitter. "Count me in for $50M," he tweeted. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: SpaceX, Dragon, Inspiration4, Elon Musk, St. Jude, Earth
By Steve Carty
As we all know, Fortnite has been a very popular battle royale game for a very long time and this is only because of its building aspect. People only try or play this game because of the building aspect. No game has ever had this feature where you could build fight your opponent for high ground and all. It's crazy how they even thought of this. Fortnite has been around for many years now. There used to be a different map in Chapter 1. People were really mad when Fortnite changed the map. People had a sentimental feeling towards that map and thousands of players stopped playing the game and switched to Apex Legends.
Fortnite has a huge map with different pinned locations in it. It's a game that you can't master in a week or two. It can take months or even years depending on how much you practice. People spend hours in creative just to learn a new technique with the building. Some people have been playing since the launch of Fortnite and are still bad at the game. Yes! It's possible to be bad even after you practice a lot. I'd suggest you spend a lot of time in creative and just free build there to get good at it. Once you've mastered the art of building, you'll be good to go and can outbuild anyone for high ground. There is another thing called editing in this game. People use the latest working Fortnite hacks for this where it edits in 0.1 seconds. People won't even see you editing this and this will make you a step ahead of them and due to that, you can easily kill them before they even notice.
A fortnite set up on stage Image source: Photo by Sean Do on Unsplash
Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.Some professionals don't even need this hack as they can do the editing without any hacks. This takes a lot of practice as editing while fighting can be a bit intense. And again, I'd suggest you go to creative and do some editing courses to get good at editing. Once you start doing this course, you will get very good editing which will allow you to edit mid-fight and take your opponent down. People have been getting very good just because of these editing courses that are made by the Fortnite community. There are also aim trainer maps you can go play in Fortnite which can improve your aim drastically if you practice daily.
If you think you're good at Fortnite, you should start streaming because a lot of young Fortnite players are getting famous for their gameplay and if you have the skills, you should stream and earn easy revenue from it. People have been making a living from their Fortnite gameplay and have joined such big esports teams who are also paying the player to play for them and represent them.
Anyways, Chapter 2 season 8 is almost out now, and here are some new things that are coming with it:
Naruto coming to Fortnite
Gamer at his station playing the recent version of fortnite Image source: Photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash
Yep! It's true, Naruto is coming to Fortnite and for all the people who watch naruto, the skin will be coming with the battle pass so, you won't have to spend extra money to buy vbucks. You will only have to get the battle pass and you'll be good to go. You'll get the skin as you progress further in the battle pass.
And more anime characters like Goku might also be a part of this battle pass and some other anime-related things are also coming to Fortnite so, if you don't play Fortnite, you should download it right now and play the chapter 2 season 8 and enjoy some amazing anime character skins.
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New locations are coming to Fortnite like Pyramids, Cubes, Crash sites, etc. Those locations will be giving Fortnite an ancient look and due to that, you guys might be getting a mummy skin in the battle pass or maybe a skin in the item shop. No one knows that yet but keep your game updated if you want to know.
Season 8 will include something like the upside-down in stranger things called sideways. This will release monsters in the game who try to kill you. It's similar to when Fortnite added zombies in the game who would try to kill you but would also drop loot if killed. So, yeah, it's a fun aspect that Fortnite is including the map did get bigger but emptier as well.
With the new battle pass, new cosmetics will also take place which means a new pickaxe, glider and different forms of the Naruto skin might take place. This is very cool as Fortnite adds new stuff every new battle pass and they have always surprised everyone.
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