You’ve probably heard about the ‘fish for breakfast’ craze.
And now a new report says you needn’t even have to leave your home to eat it.
It says that if you’re a new dad and haven’t eaten any fish in a while, the first thing you need is to give it a go.
The report, from New Zealand’s Food Standards Agency, says the breakfast craze has been linked to the high costs of food.
A lack of fresh food has been cited as a major cause.
There are currently around 2,000 restaurants in New England, with many in the industry being set up in recent years to cater for the booming business.
The industry, which has been booming since the recession, has been accused of a ‘penny-pinching’ strategy by politicians and public health campaigners.
But Dr Sarah Taylor says that the new report is important for anyone wanting to enjoy a good meal.
“It’s about how we get to a point where we don’t have to be looking for a restaurant, we can have a meal and eat in our own home,” she says.
“And then we can also enjoy the taste of it ourselves.”
There are three main types of fish available in New South Wales.
Halibut is the smallest of the three, and it’s cooked on a spit, which is the most popular method.
It is also the most expensive.
Other smaller fish like kiwifruit, salmon and cod are cooked on the spit.
The biggest, the king mackerel, is also available on a spit and is also cooked on spit.
It’s a high-protein, high-fibre fish.
“There are a lot of different fish that are available in this state,” Dr Taylor says.
While the halibut and kiwi varieties are most commonly consumed in the New South Welsh market, there are also many smaller varieties.
And there are a range of fresh fish, like whitefish and rainbow trout, which are available for sale.
Dr Taylor is also concerned that the current focus on the halal food chain is taking the focus away from the local food market.
“If you look at the whole chain, what people are eating is not halal, it’s actually pork or chicken or fish or eggs, they’re not eating anything that’s actually kosher,” she explains.
“That’s just not the focus of the local market, they should be talking about the whole supply chain.”
Dr Taylor suggests that a more holistic approach is needed to tackle the halakhic issue, especially if it’s not just about halal foods.
“We need to recognise that we need to look at all of these other ingredients as well and that’s not a one-size-fits-all approach,” she adds.
“You can’t just focus on one of these and say, ‘Well, halal and halal but you can’t have any pork’.” The report has also highlighted that a variety of fish has been banned in some places, like New Southwales, for reasons of hygiene.
But for those who don’t eat fish, there’s a way around it.
There’s an app that lets you search online for local fish and fish sellers.
There is also a website, FishyNZ, where you can find restaurants that sell fresh fish.
It also has a special offer where you get 20% off your next order.
For more information on the craze, check out the full report here.