The Ten Most Annoying Food Trends of 2012: From Pork Belly to Lobster Mac and Cheese
4. Lobster Mac and Cheese
This is one of those "lava cake" crimes. If you've got lobster mac and cheese on your menu, it's a cop out for something potentially greater. It's an easy-out that says, "I care enough to be a people pleaser, but not enough to be creative."
Before you jump the gun, foie is not on this list for the obvious reason. Unlike PETA, I'm all for foie. I understand that it's considered inhumane, but so is killing animals for food in general, so let's not be choosy. Foie definitely made its mark on the food industry this year, but just because it made a scandal across the country, doesn't mean it should be on things like burgers and cotton candy.