BC GoodFood (a British cookery mag) has revealed a list of new food words and terms that didn’t exist 30 years ago.
• Flexitarian (1990s) A person who eats a predominantly vegetarian diet, with meat and fish only eaten occasionally.
• Hangry (1992) When you feel irritable because you’re hungry (a portmanteau of angry and hungry). The first use was recorded as early as the 1950s but it didn’t enter common use until the 1990s.
• Pescatarian (1993) Someone who eats a vegetarian diet, plus fish and seafood.
• Gastropub (1996) A pub that serves very good food.