This week we saw spears bursting out of the ground with start of the British Asparagus season, a new type of ethical ‘faux gras’ being created and closer to home, the opening of the Crumbs awards. It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing – here are our top five food news stories from the week.

The guardian

Raw power: Britain’s changing appetite for veg: From top restaurants to Greggs snacks, vegetables are on the rise. So why are we eating less of them we did 60 years ago?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/22/britain-changing-appetite-for-veg

Telegraph

Asparagus season starts across the country.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/08/photo-dispatch-uk-asparagus-harvesting-season-begins/

Independent

Vanilla prices reach record high hitting British ice cream makers: The ingredient now costs more than silver.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/vanilla-ice-cream-prices-uk-a8340036.html

Crumbs

This week the Crumbs awards nominations have opened: The Crumbs awards celebrate the very best food and drink businesses in the south west.

https://www.crumbsmag.com/articles/news/nominations-for-the-crumbs-awards-18-are-now-/

The times

Foie gras? How about ‘faux gras’? For those who fear that eating foie gras is a faux pas, a vegan alternative has been developed by a Michelin-starred French chef.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-lentils-were-harmed-in-making-this-vegan-foie-gras-alexis-gauthier-93hvfp0bb