The ‘gender reveal’ party: a grim Americanism that’s threatening to follow the ‘baby shower’ to our shores.

But this one has a foodie edge - often a cake is cut to reveal a blue or pink sponge. Gross! But not as gross as US chain Villa Italian Kitchen’s gender reveal lasagne. It costs $140 (£106) to feed 12, but lasagne is classic party food after all - and what could be more appetising than one made with pink or blue cheese?

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