The Ten Most Annoying Food Trends of 2012: From Pork Belly to Lobster Mac and Cheese

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"Artisan" buns?

8."Artisan" Junk Food The term "artisan" has been thrown around more this year than it ever has before. It must stop. Webster defines the word as "one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods." Burger King, the global monster in fast food, does not make small quantities of anything -- they're industrial, not artisans.

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7. $20 Tapas Tapas are the perfect way to more or less try everything on a menu. The Spaniards knew what they were doing when the idea first started -- small quantities, treated like appetizers, passed around groups like snacks. But marketing gimmicks have gotten the best of tapas, and now, places charge 20 bucks for food that costs less than $6 to buy and prepare. Unless they're well-priced, or the last thing you'd eat on death row, expensive tapas are not worth it.

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Vanessa Cambrelen
Vanessa Cambrelen

I'm confused. Wasn't 2011 the year of the cupcake? I guess it overstayed its welcome (not that I'm complaining) also, you can never have too much bacon

foodnthought
foodnthought

Cannot get tired of pork belly {done right} quite yet... bacon done! unless it is on my chocolate dessert ;)

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Mac & Cheese, lol, boiling water and cooking elbow noodles, then adding cheese whiz is pathetic. Anyone that would order that ? Really, Who would go out of their way to order it from the waitress ? Could anyone do it with a straight face ?

Alex Leon
Alex Leon

But I love bacon, pork belly, and truffles...so yeah, that shit ain't annoying.

Alex Leon
Alex Leon

Agreed with the $20 tapas nonsense. It's not being cheap when you refuse to pay 200% over cost of something you can make at home, better. Most of those places charge for service and ambiance. I'll eat in a dark room if its great....ambiance can go to hell.

Firip Onitsuka
Firip Onitsuka

"Wow. Everyone likes these items. Therefore, I'll write an article about how I dislike them. Counter-culture."

Yaser Castro
Yaser Castro

Child please! Cupcakes and bacon will never go out of style.

Sean Drake
Sean Drake

didn't you just post an article about the best places to enjoy it???

Karina Tellez
Karina Tellez

I was never that into it and the ~obsession with it has only made it worse. Tired of mustaches too, although not edible.

juan
juan

so, why don't you just say... everything that pubbelly does?

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