Trending Headlines: Fake leather, inflation & food shortages


A new week is upon us, and it’s time to look at what’s happening in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Inflation continues to increase the cost of everyday products like food, fuel, clothing and vehicles.
  • Coronavirus-related shortages are putting a pinch of suppliers, retailers and businesses.
  • And fake meat companies are looking to create imitation leather using 3D printers, silk and apple waste.

That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines. Browse this roundup of news articles and let me know what you think!

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Trending food: Six virtual food brands for delivery and takeaway, Food News & Top Stories


SINGAPORE – As dining in remains off-limits for now, some food and beverage owners have forged ahead with new virtual brands that are available only for delivery and/or takeaway.

They include Dishoom, which offers contemporary Indian cuisine, and Ciao Chow, which serves pasta.

Both brands are by Mr Shaun Leong, 35, and Ms Joanne Toh, 28 – the couple behind Wildfire Burgers in Bencoolen Street, which made a comeback in June last year after closing in 2019.

Seafood restaurant Nude Seafood has launched Nudo Nihon (Nude Japan in English), featuring set menus for home dining.

Chef-owner Bjorn Shen of Middle

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Little boy writes special message on food boxes mom prepares for Covid patients | Trending


The message reads, “khush rahiye” in Hindi which means ‘be happy’, followed by a smiley.

PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 02:32 PM IST

In tough times, even seemingly the smallest gesture makes a big difference. That’s probably why so many people are resonating and appreciating this sweet gesture by a little boy.

A picture circulating on social media shows a little boy writing a special message on food parcels. According to the caption shared along with the photo, the food packets were prepared by his mother for Covid patients. The message reads, “khush rahiye” in Hindi which means ‘be happy’,

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Man tags Telangana minister in food delivery complaint, his reply leaves tweeple in splits | Trending

  • It all started when the netizen took to the micro-blogging site to complain about a food delivery but ended up tagging Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister of Telangana K T Rama Rao.

By Srimoyee Chowdhury

PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:26 PM IST

If someone asks you how far you can go to get justice for a missing chicken leg piece in the biryani you ordered, you may tell them about contacting the customer care or the restaurant. But, this Twitter user decided to knock the door of authorities to let them know of his plight with a disappointing

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What’s the Green Curry Cake that’s trending via Masterchef Australia


MasterChef Australia, a competitive cooking show that can make or break your career as a professional chef, is now at its Season 13. Over the years, we have seen many chefs from various backgrounds showcase their culinary chops on the show. Now we have another dish that’s winning the internet — Green Curry Cake by Chef Depinder Chhibber. 

Green Cake Curry

Yes, on Episode 26 of Season 13 on MasterChef Australia, another chef represented India through her oddly sounding dessert. While we’d pass on it at first as no one would want curry and cake to exist in the same sentence, the trinity

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Food and beverage flights are trending on local menus, from margaritas to pizza and tacos to coffee | Food News | Spokane | The Pacific Northwest Inlander


Tom Sawyer Country Coffee's coffee flight. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee’s coffee flight.

Move over, beer and wine tasting flights. There’s a new bunch in town bringing new meaning to what’s traditionally been considered a “flight” in the food world, those sample-size portions of a variety of beverages or bites.

Earlier this year, we noticed some of the area’s food-focused social media groups buzzing about a new trend catching on in coffee shops: flights of miniature lattes, espresso and other specialty drinks. Soon after we started finding creative food and drink flights everywhere.

Mimosas make for an

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