Personally speaking, we’re all as guilty as the next person, being swept up into the tsunamis of food trends and figuring out how to interpret it all before it consumes us (or, often, peters out to a mere, jaded ripple). Some of them are fantastic while they last, but some trends either make us scratch our heads or pummel us to the point of exhaustion.
Here’s a sprinkled doughnut’s worth of responses when we asked about food trend pet peeves to folks at America’s Test Kitchen. Any resonate with you?
Truffle oil. Most of it is lousy, and chefs tend to over-use it as a way to make an ordinary dish sound “special” on the menu. Fortunately, it seems to be on the way out.
Cupcakes. I don’t particularly care for the taste, and there is always way, way too much frosting piled on top. I just don’t get the obsession.
I hate when vegan/vegetarian restaurants try to dress up tofu as something else. Don’t call a dish Ginger Chicken. You’re a vegetarian restaurant. I know it’s not chicken. Don’t apologize for serving tofu. Just tell me it’s tofu. I’ll still eat it.
And now for the Silly Question of the Day…
What food trend (current or otherwise) particularly annoys you? And why?
Leave your silly answer in the comments!
(Photo: Corey Ann)