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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN 
From cocktail mixes and comfort food to rustic settings and heirloom recipes, time is on the rewind in the food industry.



CHEERS Even drinks are getting retro. The Metro is embracing ‘old-age’ drinks. The Metro is embracing ‘old-age’ drinks. This is the year for people my age to shine. We are finally being sought by Generation Z for lessons on clothing, food, and drinks. Everywhere one looks, everything is retro. PAST IS PRESENT  When young ladies these days are not wearing miniskirts, they’re dressed like Audrey Hepburn in little black dress shifts with Sabrina necklines accented by strings of pearls or antique-looking brooches. Popular TV news anchors now appear with shoulder-length hair with outward curls just like the 1960s flyaway hairdo of Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie. The TV genie’s original ‘do, a perky ponytail tied at the top of her head, is considered one of the 25 most popular hairstyles of all time. It is currently being revived on runways and red carpets worldwide. READ MORE...

(ALSO) Gen Z: Digital in Their DNA

 
Gen Z is the fledgling generation, born after 1995, that follows the Millennials (definitions of Gen Z vary, with some considering the year 2000 as its starting point). This generation can be considered the first true mobile mavens. They will take for granted a world of smartphones, tablets and high-speed wireless Internet, untethered from the constraints of a landline or a traditional Internet connection. READ FULL REPORT...


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Everything old is new again
From cocktail mixes and comfort food to rustic settings and heirloom recipes, time is on the rewind in the food industry.


CHEERS Even drinks are getting retro. The Metro is embracing ‘old-age’ drinks. The Metro is embracing ‘old-age’ drinks.

MANILA, JANUARY 12, 2015 (MANILA BULLETIN)  The Metro is embracing ‘old-age’ drinks. This is the year for people my age to shine.

We are finally being sought by Generation Z for lessons on clothing, food, and drinks. Everywhere one looks, everything is retro.

PAST IS PRESENT

When young ladies these days are not wearing miniskirts, they’re dressed like Audrey Hepburn in little black dress shifts with Sabrina necklines accented by strings of pearls or antique-looking brooches.

Popular TV news anchors now appear with shoulder-length hair with outward curls just like the 1960s flyaway hairdo of Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie.

The TV genie’s original ‘do, a perky ponytail tied at the top of her head, is considered one of the 25 most popular hairstyles of all time. It is currently being revived on runways and red carpets worldwide.

Today’s men, not to be left behind, are stylishly casual in narrow-legged pants and plaid, long-sleeved shirts, fashionably folded to below the elbows. For footwear, people are lining up for what look like the classic Converse black and white Chuck Taylor All Star high-top originally introduced in 1949.

COCKTAILS IN VOGUEfood

My friends no longer invite me for beers or wine; the invitation by text asks: “Cocktails later?” And cocktails we imbibe.

Just last weekend, an international non-government organization officer who is staying at our building mixed us a powerful but divine cocktail that contained rye whiskey, bitters, lemon twist, plain syrup, and Absinthe. Bitters? Absinthe? Yes, it is an old drink, dating back to the 1800s in New Orleans.


Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. Reservoir glass with naturally coloured verte absinthe and an absinthe spoon FROM WIKIPEDIA

Inspired and challenged, I dug up my dusty copy of Bob Sennett’s Complete World Bartender Guide to relearn how to make the cocktails of my wayward youth: whiskey sours, manhattans, gimlets, and, of course, martinis.

COMFORT FOOD FOREVER

With food trucks sprouting in parks and city streets around the world, dining has never been more exciting. Many of the trucks are manned by slumming celebrity chefs out to enjoy the day, away from their five-star kitchens.

And what are the food trends that resulted from this development? Comfort food, that’s what.

Gooey cheeseburgers, sticky chicken wings, crusty baked ribs, crunchy potatoes, tender chicken and fries, pasta with clams, and blue cheese on everything.

What sets this year’s comfort food, apart from dishes prepared by grandma, is the refreshing twists such as the use of fresh herbs and unusual cheeses, or heirloom meatloaf recipes spiked with 21st century ingenuity.

RUSTIC, CASUAL SERVICE

Just as social media have made friends of total strangers, current food trends point to informal, almost rustic settings and presentations.

When in the past, plates almost look like works of art, the trend now is to focus on the natural beauty and taste of ingredients.

Thus, a stuffed green pepper could be merely sliced in half and napped with its own drippings. No intricately carved radish rosettes necessary.

Restaurant menus are likewise informal and encourage family-style dining, with all the dishes at the center of the table for everyone to serve themselves.

These trends all promise a friendlier, warmer atmosphere. Who can say no to that?


FROM JWT.UK.COM

Gen Z: Digital in Their DNA

Gen Z is the fledgling generation, born after 1995, that follows the Millennials (definitions of Gen Z vary, with some considering the year 2000 as its starting point). This generation can be considered the first true mobile mavens. They will take for granted a world of smartphones, tablets and high-speed wireless Internet, untethered from the constraints of a landline or a traditional Internet connection.

They won’t distinguish between online and offline, since their mobile devices will keep them connected most of the time. This will create a unique mindset, especially when it comes to accessing information.

The report, based around a survey of Gen Z consumers and their parents in the U.S. and the U.K., provides a snapshot of the generation by focusing on their digital habits: how they use connected devices to socialise, spend, shop and more. With some kids today claiming a digital presence even before birth—23% of parents with children younger than 2 have published sonograms online—we propose that this group has digital in its DNA.

“Gen Z: Digital in their DNA” is the result of quantitative, qualitative and desk research conducted by JWT Intelligence throughout the year. Specifically for this report, a quantitative study was conducted in the U.S. and the U.K. using SONAR, JWT’s proprietary online tool, from March 1-3. JWT surveyed 400 adults, 200 children aged 8-12 and 200 teenagers aged 13-17 (data are weighted by age and gender).




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