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

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6. Bacon
Well, this is embarrassing. I was the very one who made the list of the top five bacon dishes in Miami this year. Bacon's a beautiful thing. But it doesn't belong on everything. And like pork belly (which is typically where bacon comes from in the U.S.), it's menu porn. It's the shiny object to catch your attention. Nowadays "innovation" is throwing bacon on it (whatever "it" is) and calling it a day.

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5. Cupcakes
I'll be honest. Cupcakes make me want to get violent. 2012 was the year of the cupcake, and I've read that 2013 is predicted as the year of the pie. Whatever the case may be, something - anything - needs to shove cupcakes off the stage. There is nothing exciting about a cup's worth of cake batter slathered with buttercream icing and sprinkles. It's even less exciting when the buttercream is shaped like a hairy dog. It's stupid.

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16 comments
Vanessa Ocker
Vanessa Ocker

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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