N. Rotungbeni Huntsoe
NEW DELHI – It’s time to focus on healthy and conscious food choices. In 2023, several contemporary trends related to health and food are expected to take shape and materialize. One such new trend is the growing interest in culinary culture with a sharp new focus on wellness, which will drive purchases of kitchen appliances and tools this year. .
With personal health choices becoming more and more important, kitchen gadgets play a big role in supporting healthy cooking and saving time. According to the latest Godrej Foods and Trends Report 2022, a shift is predicted by over 200 food lovers and experts as households buy such gadgets to adopt smarter lifestyle choices. increase.
Around the world, and especially in India, work-life balance is a major obstacle for many working people to settle for the healthy eating options they can offer in a limited amount of time. The time-saving kitchen gadgets and appliances that promise to deliver will be a huge relief for those short on time. It has grown rapidly over the last few years.
Meanwhile, more than 65.1% of panelists in the Godrej Foods Trends Report 2022 predict growing pride in traditional Indian cookware. Because such cookware radiates a deep sense of pride and heritage among multiple Indian households. Food expert and gourmand Deepa Chauhan said, “As families try to bring their own heirloom recipes and spices, there will be a revival of traditional utensils, many of which are suitable for small batches.” says.
Today’s Indian market is flooded with multiple food gadgets and there is no doubt that Indian consumers are overwhelmed with their choices. His 55.6% of panelists are confident that consumers will choose gadgets based on such a healthy diet.
Gadgets that are also known for identifying cravings for certain foods or promoting newly developed hobbies become popular. Home of The Hopeless Ramentic According to her chef and owner, Navika Kapoor, in 2023, while people want convenience, there is also a luxury side to cooking at home.
“Convenient cookware like dough mixers and Instapots are hugely popular because they allow you to make delicious, healthy meals without the hassle. With much less need for sitters and active attention, it’s much easier to find the time and energy to prepare these special meals,” Kapoor adds.
These thoughts are also reflected in the panelists of the Godrej Foods Trends Report 2022, where over 52.4% of experts predict that consumers will opt for time-saving cookware. The Instapot for beginners is a multi-cooker with various functions such as pressure cooking, slow cooking, steam cooking, warming, sautéing and more. It helps to cook a lot of his day’s lunch in an hour while avoiding filling the sink with dirty stuff. pots and pans.
For many consumers, cooking is often a hobby or a great idea to de-stress, with the report’s panelists finding that nearly 33.3% of consumers buy cooking appliances for entertainment. I predict it will. While such consumers are less likely to cook for their meals on a regular basis, tradition is key for many others, with over 28.6% of households opting for traditional food processing tools and utensils. and bring in a plethora of dishes to preserve the old fashioned grandma’s taste. It teases nostalgia and taste buds at the same time.
There is also a growing and renewed interest in traditional Indian cookware. According to culinary anthropologist Crusch Dalal, “The lockdown has allowed people to pay more attention to their food and have more time to experiment with their vessels. So despite the need for maintenance and care, , many are making a big return to cast iron, copper vessels, brass kettles, etc.” (IANS)