More food trends. This time, from Time. Here, a look back at 2008 rather than a fast forward to 2009.
1. Recession Dining: Gourmet meals for 4 for around ten bucks.
2. Nanny State Food Regulations: New York City requires calorie counts on menus; LA legislates fast food joints out of certain nabes.
3. Salmonella Saintpaul: A look back at that nasty outbreak from earlier this year. Poor St. Paul gets saddled with the association.
4. The War on Bottled Water: Carbon miles and wasteful packaging, blah blah blah.
5. The Clover Coffee Maker: Coffee geeks wet their pants over it, then Starbucks buys it. Now it's not cool anymore.
6. Caffeinated Foods: If you can't afford the cup of Clover-brewed coffee, just eat your caffeine.
7. Goat: You've got to be kidding.
8. The Backlash Against Local Food: A big-scale operation may be more carbon-neutral than a small local one. Wow. Counterintuitive.
9. The Year’s Most Celebrated Chef: Spoiler—it's Grant Achatz. No need to click through.
10. Mex-Italian: "But the hidden secret of most restaurants that serve 'Italian' food is that many of those creating it were born in Central or South America, not Palermo or Pisa." Isn't that actually the open secret of all restaurants serving any kind of food?
With additional blogging (No. 10) by Michele Humes.
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