When’s the last time you bought one of those frosty cans of frozen orange-juice concentrate? When’s the last time you saw somebody buy one? When’s the last time you even saw somebody take one out of the grocery-store freezer and consider buying it?
Food trends are an easy thing to hate. They immediately conjure up thoughts of "foodie" culture, $6 cupcakes, and the insufferable idiots who invented kale. But some trends are important and genuinely advance the way we eat. Twenty years ago, cheap Mexican food meant Taco Bell, ramen was $.02 worth of salt and…
Some people think that this year, 2011, is finally the year that the peaceful reign of cupcakes, the Clinton Administration of dessert trends, will end and a new era of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld pie-terror is upon us. Blasphemy!
Bon Appetit just released their end-of-year list of the "Hottest Food Trends of 2009!" And, thanks to the economy, let's just say you're probably on the cutting edge of the culinary vanguard, because apparently being on trend means feeding yourself like a gluttonous toddler!