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Old 06-22-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
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Annoying Food Trends – IMO

I follow food sites on Twitter. I watch food shows on TV. I get some really tasty-looking recipes. I also see food trends. Two in particular really annoy me.

Piling all kinds of stuff on top of perfectly good food.

A cheeseburger with fries, poutine, ham, pulled pork, grilled cheese and donuts on it and all held together by a sword stabbed down through the entire mess. First of all, who decided that was a good idea? Second, how do you go about eating that?

Outback Steakhouse has the perfectly good blooming onion. Now they are coming out with a blooming onion with cheese fries and cheese sauce on top. Why? Deep fried onions are a fantastic thing. French fries are a great side. Everyone loves cheese sauce. But why do we have to pile it all up to make a mess?

Nachos! Tortilla chips, jalapeños and cheese. Simple and a perfect compliment to a cold beer. Not any more. Now everything in the kitchen goes on top of the chips and it's no longer finger food because the chips are all soggy and the combinations are bizarre.

As if that wasn't bad enough, now it has become a hot trend to make weird combinations of foods.

Cucumber beer,
Apple beer (and apple booze)
Beer-garitas
Chocolate chip cookie dough Ale
Black pepper ice cream

(It goes far beyond flavored beers but you get the idea.)

Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #2
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The majority of people don't know that flavorings should be subtle and that a wonderful tasting meal can me made with few ingredients and several judiciously used spices. they think that more is better because they have never learned otherwise.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:16 PM   #3
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Couldn't agree more. People tend to believe that if something is good, then taking it completely over the top guarantees it will be better.

A few of my "favorites":
  • Cronuts
  • Bacon as dessert
  • Bloody Marys with everything under the sun shoved into the glass

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Old 06-22-2016, 07:18 PM   #4
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Some would call it innovation. Follow the money. As long as consumers will buy those concoctions from a menu then they will continue to sell them.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:35 PM   #5
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I'm with you on the stacking and piling!

It reminds me of a dog's dinner, I won't attempt to eat it.

I long for the days when you could go to a lunch counter and get a normal sized, properly made, sandwich. Today everything has to be "an experience" or "the ultimate", etc...

Just give me a tuna on rye toast with a pickle spear and a few chips!
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:44 PM   #6
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Couldn't agree more. People tend to believe that if something is good, then taking it completely over the top guarantees it will be better.



A few of my "favorites":


  • Cronuts
  • Bacon as dessert
  • Bloody Marys with everything under the sun shoved into the glass




Oh good lord. That is disgusting.

DH and I don't eat much, we usually just split a meal. Makes for a cheap date if we go out.

I would have to call 20 of my closest friends to dig into that burger!
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:54 PM   #7
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Don't get me started.........gluten free..
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:30 PM   #8
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The other day I was at a fancy part, and one of the hors d'oeuvres being passed around was a cube of watermelon with a slice of feta cheese on top. Ive seen pics of watermelon salads with feta cheese in it in magazines , and on some of the food programs, so I figured I'd give it a shot ( against my better judgment as I just couldn't comprehend how the two went well together). I took a bite, and sure enough, it tasted as I expected, like crap. Sure its a matter of opinion, but what really irks me is how people feel like they have to like something, just because a celebrity, famous chef, food channel , magazine ...says that it should be good. Sometimes simple is better. Don't need to pile a bunch of stuff n top of each other, or used exotic ingredients to be good. Im not saying I don't like or used exotic or ' high society' stuff. But just because something contains it, or just because we see something on TV or in a magazine, doesn't automatically make it good.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:37 PM   #9
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Don't get me started.........gluten free..
That's not a food fad, it't a health fad. Everyone is intolerant of gluten these days. I had a "health problems de jour" before anyone knew what mine were. I am dyslexic. My mind wandered if my interest wan't aroused. They didn't know about that back then. They thought that I was stupid.

I found out in my late 20's that the problem with my hands was due to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. I found out in a Dairy Goat publication. People who milk by hand get it. The doctors didn't have a clue.

Some of the people with the gluten thing may actually have it or they may have something the doctors can't diagnose yet so it's easy for them to say it's that. Who knows?
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:27 PM   #10
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I brought half my meal home from lunch today...I ate the tostada, chips and salsa, brought home the beans, rice, more chips and enchilada...I keep forgetting I am not hungry at noon-2 PM and ordered too much. Even lunch specials are too big.
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