Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Loblaws officially thaws its price freeze, and N.L. shoppers can expect grocery costs to go up

A Loblaws Dominion parking lot.
Loblaws announced last fall that it would freeze prices on all No Name items until January. (Curtis Hicks/CBC)

The Loblaws grocery price freeze has officially thawed, but consumers aren’t warming up to the fact that their food bills are set to keep going up.

The grocery giant announced last fall that it would freeze prices on all No Name items until January, a move that was marketed as a way to help customers hit hard by inflation. Many in the industry said it was merely a publicity stunt, as many grocery chains implement similar price freezes over the holiday season.

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Expect familiar Chinese and Thai favourites at this Asian diner

Hunan Square is one of the latest to join the list of Asian restaurants in the city. Located in Electronic City, the space is defined by a wall covered in Chinese alphabets and illuminated by golden lighting.

As we made ourselves comfortable, a couple of soups were served to us — Chicken Tomka Soup and Manchow Soup. The classic Thai soup, Tomka, was a creamy broth made using coconut milk, aromatic herbs and spices, while the popular Manchow, with mixed vegetables, garlic, ginger and herbs, was on point. It was the perfect start to the winter evening.

Tofu Tempura Maki
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Top food trends of the year and what to expect in 2023

With more food content available online than ever before, home cooks, creators and chefs alike are trying their hands at a vast array of trends, shared cooking tips, culinary adventures and all-day cravings, while keeping the cost of ingredients top of mind and seeking out easy recipes for simple, satiating dishes.

From viral recipes taking off on TikTok to changes in consumer habits amid rising food costs, this year was a whirlwind of culinary trends.

Eighty-three percent of Americans viewed food and recipe content on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, with 61% viewing content weekly or

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Expect these 5 foods to cost more

A significant side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is the current inflation consumers are experiencing. According to NBC News, consumers saw price hikes for the third straight month in June, jumping 5.4 percent year over year as demand outweighs supply. From the price of gas to the grocery store, there’s no way around the fact that as the world reopens, we’ll be paying more to get our usual goods including that morning cup of jo.

Jayson L. Lusk, a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University told TODAY Food that one of the biggest

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New to Asian Food? Here’s What to Expect From Different Types of Cuisine

A Whole Continent of Flavor

Asian dining in America has expanded a lot beyond Panda Express, and with good reason: Asia boasts incredibly diverse, incredibly delicious culinary traditions that have only grown in vibrancy since expanding to tables across the world over the last century. There are still plenty of diners in the US that can’t tell shumai from green shrimp curry with that in mind. To that end, we have put together a quick primer on different types of Asian food, along with the things that make each country’s cooking unique. 

It’s worth noting that this list is in

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