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(NPR)   Restaurant trends 2013: Out with bacon-flavored chocolate and mini-hamburgers. In with coconut milk pancakes and low-gluten Peruvian food. You guys go ahead without me   ( divider line
    More: Scary, gluten, Peruvian, market trends, Peruvian food, chocolates, cured meat, consumer expectations, chicken and waffles  
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2013-01-04 11:23:09 AM  
2 votes:
Those Peruvians know a thing or two about cooking chicken, I tell you what.
2013-01-04 12:47:19 PM  
1 vote:
It seems to be a poluar opinion that trying things because they are trendy is stupid.

*waves stupidly*

It's not all so bad is it? When people have fun trying trendy stuff?

Why just the other day I went in to a trendy shop because it was having a sale, and I found some old school design top hats on sale and bought one *gasp*.

It's all you really need to keep your head warm in SoCal this time of year anyay. Was I being practical or trendy? *clinches fists* Who can really tell?

There's a place called China Poultry not far from my home I had never actually visited. I've noticed they've had lines out the door lately. Being "trendy" I decided to get in line and talk to people to see what the fuss was about. Gezzuz, were they ever excited about chicken! So I brought home a free range organic chicken and a dozen organic eggs.

I haven't tasted poultry so delicious since I was in Central America.

Damn trendy people, they really need to get the "why" they are doing something straight before they try it, or they are just idiots, idiots I tell you!

trendy story bro
2013-01-04 12:40:15 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: I really don't get it. I know people who claim that they suddenly were tired/low energy all the time, saw a doctor, and now act as if they come into contact with flour dust they'll be dead in 5 minutes.

We live in a culture of abundance, where we all have access to anything and everything we could want, all the time. So qualities like discipline and self-control end up manifesting in a decision to abstain, and then that abstention, because it requires a constant awareness and conscientiousness re: food, becomes rolled into the person's identity; that's where the over-reaction and self-righteousness comes from. We also don't really like to be seen as vain, so ascribing a medical need, even subconsciously, is preferable. Otherwise, asking people to go out of their way to accommodate your dietary restrictions that they themselves don't follow is basically saying "I'm not going to eat this, because if I do, I'll be fat, like you."

I know some people who have genuine medical issues with gluten, but I also know a lot of people who claim it makes them low-energy or piss out of their ass or whatever. I get it, partially; I stay away from processed foods and all grains most of the time, but I do it to keep a low weight and high energy. But I have no problem admitting that I do it primarily to stay slim. And I don't think gluten-free has anything to do with a healthy diet. Hell, there's a gluten-free bakery just across the parking lot from my office, run by a family with celiac; I could head over there and have cake for lunch. It wouldn't be healthy, but it would be gluten-free.
2013-01-04 11:02:39 AM  
1 vote:

Peepeye: I work at an Italian restaurant. People get mad that we don't offer gluten free pasta. Offering rosemary potatoes or extra veggies doesn't satisfy them.

You ever go to a wedding with a vegan or vegetarian guest? It's a really sad offering they receive at dinner.
2013-01-04 10:51:39 AM  
1 vote:
Mmmmm... Gluten...

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/amateur baker
2013-01-04 10:43:41 AM  
1 vote:
Excuse me, I got some food industry jargon in my eye. The only thing worse than food-trend reporting is fashion-trend reporting. "Off-premises meal solutions," Jesus H. Christ.
2013-01-04 10:27:46 AM  
1 vote:
Coconut milk pancakes (or waffles) are awesome.
2013-01-04 10:27:02 AM  
1 vote:
I tried bacon flavored chocolate once, it was actually pretty bad.
2013-01-04 10:14:13 AM  
1 vote:
OMG LOL bacon is so funny and random

i like bacon do you like bacon lets eat some macon the internet and be friends
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