Tis the Season for Lists - The Stew is Trendspotting
By Anthony Todd in Food on Dec 9, 2010 4:40PM
We were on top of this trend in 2008! Good veggies never go out of style.
Each dead 2010 trend will be replaced with something new - for instance, our love of beets will be replaced by new affection for brussels sprouts. They might be a little behind on this one - we've seen both on the menu at every spot we've dined at for six months. "Cooking meat" will be replaced by "butchering meat" which seems dead on, given all the recent opening announcements, and we welcome the replacement of the played-out St. Germain with Carpano Antica.
We're not so sure about the demise of bacon, short ribs and pork belly - they are just so wonderful. Especially when the replacements aren't quite as seductive - chicken skin, goat belly and neck bones. Wonderful things, all, but they will have to pry the pork belly out of our cold dead hands. And if the cupcake trend gets replaced by a meatball trend, please someone bludgeon us to death with a tenderizer. Check out the whole list if you need a diversion. What trends do you think are on their way out?