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