Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD Jan/Feb 2023

Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD Jan/Feb 2023
As we celebrate the beginning of the new year, we look at what's shaping our world in our Future Trends report, venture off to Japan, Switzerland and Singapore, and showcase show-stopping summer feasts.

“In this edition, we discover a range of future trends and new thinking across a broad range of subjects,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “Future Trends has become an annual theme for us as we believe summer is a perfect time of the year while on holiday to think or even rethink our potential and create a future plan for ourselves.”

Coinciding with her reunion with director James Cameron in Avatar: The Way of Water, the likeable and outspoken Kate Winslet talks to MiNDFOOD about her varied career, her down-to-earth life and relationship with fame, and the challenges of raising her children in the era of social media.

We share one woman’s honest story of recovering from breast cancer and facing homelessness, and meet the talented playwright behind Auckland Theatre Company’s The Heartbreak Choir.

Our Future Trends Report 2023 brings you exciting new trends that are set to take off. From ingenious ideas on solving the food crisis to the ever-growing trend of online education. We learn about the fascinating world of sleep tourism, shine a light on top 10 sustainability initiatives around the world and see how pop-up gardens are growing community spirit. Discover health breakthroughs in the gut microbiome, the economic trends shaping the year and cutting-edge advancements in the world of motoring.

In health, we explore how stoicism can be a helpful philosophy for modern life, weigh up the benefits of a ‘friends cleanse’ and look at the best way to cope with parents’ later-in-life divorce.

With summer in full swing, we bring you the best sunscreen options and learn how facial ‘skinscreens’ blend sun protection and skincare. Read our guide on beauty travel essentials and find the latest hot looks and products to start the year off right.

Our Travel section is packed with dreamy holiday inspirations. Our Editor-in-Chief heads to Japan to explore luxury hotels and world-class cuisine in Tokyo, before visiting the fascinating island of Kyushu where society lives in harmony with the natural world. Fine dining, stunning scenery and retail therapy await in Switzerland, while the tiny Norfolk Island holds a treasure chest of thrilling experiences. We also sample the tastes and sensations of Singapore, unwind in the tropical Maldives and discover award-winning expeditions with Viking.

Summer Food & Drink is all about vibrant flavours and delicious drops. We share a ready-made feast if salads, scampi, lamb, chicken and desserts, showcase the best of summer cheese and head along Otago’s iconic Felton Road to sample fantastic wines.

Plus, we feature fantastic competitions, puzzles and crosswords to keep you entertained all summer long.

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