OPEN Food Group, official food partner of Women’s Lifestyle Expo, talks top food trends

World-class culinary specialists, OPEN Food Group, has been announced as the official food partner to this year’s Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI. This taste-enhancing #foodforwoman addition to the multisensory Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018) will be an experiential food sensation that invites you to simply indulge yourself! All this flavour will be taking over Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza from Saturday, 29 September to Sunday, 30 September.   Tamar Klonarides, CEO of OPEN Food Group, said the organisation was founded on the belief that ‘good food is what brings people together’: “It is the foundation of good memories. A home-cooked family meal, an alfresco lunch with friends - we can all recall memories based on the food we ate and shared. As such, we believe that food should always be of an exceptional standard. This belief in bringing people together and creating memories is what OPEN Food Group will bring to the Woman’s Lifestyle Expo.”   To whet the appetite for #WLE2018, OPEN Food Group has shared its Top Food Trends for 2018:   1. Poke Bowls Poke bowls - originally native to Hawaii - have been a trending in the US and we are slowly seeing them more in South Africa. These bowls offer easily accessible traditional dishes that can be endlessly customised.   2. Plant-based Protein With the social focus on saving our environment and being vegan, a lot of chefs have embraced plant-based ingredients -Tofu, tempeh and quinoa - to replace the usual ‘meaty’ proteins.   3. The Fourth Meal With the fast-paced lifestyle we all seem to live, everything we do has less structure, this includes our eating habits. The magic number has always been three meals – we suggest