2017 has been a rough year in pretty much every aspect of life, and food is no exception. And while we're totally on board with many of the culinary trends of the year (raclette, anyone?), there were more than a few food trend disasters that we really hope disappear before 2018. This new year should be about dialing it back and simplifying the foods we've mercilessly twisted in 2017. Donald Trump is the president. We need the rest of our lives to be easy and good.
Food should not be rainbow colored. Drinks should not be rainbow colored. Mediocre grilled cheese that’s blue, green, red, and purple is still mediocre grilled cheese. Next.
Raindrop Cake (and Other Weird Desserts)
Raindrop cake tastes like solid water and water is not a dessert flavor. Sorry.
Give me a giant chocolate chip cookie NOT a jiggling bowl of jelly-like dessert ramen. Dessert needs to return to its roots in 2018! We all need to dive face first into a regular ol’ chocolate cake.
Rolled Ice Cream
Oh yeah. Let’s take the creamiest, yummiest dessert, make it rock hard and roll it up. That’ll be appetizing.
There are certain foods that exist solely to be Instagrammed, and this is one of them. Rolled ice cream is not fooling anyone into thinking it’s delicious.
It’s black. It’s supposed to be good for you. I get it. But I don’t need it in my ice cream or pizza dough or anything else. And food experts say that there aren’t even health benefits from the small amounts that go into your food.
There’s a special place in hell for people who take things that you can prepare easily and deliciously in less than five minutes and do the same thing (only weirder) in 20. There is no point to baked cloud eggs. Fry them up like the rest of us, then go out and accomplish something meaningful with the remaining 23 hours and 55 minutes of your day.
I’m not done yet…