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2019 Food Trends to Trash

Take oversize steaks and flavored whiskey off the menu in 2020, chefs and bartenders say.

So what did you hate the most in 2019 food trends? Cauliflower pizza crusts? Grain-based food bowls? Here are 2019 food trends that chefs are so ready to kiss goodbye, says Bloomberg:

In late August, when Popeyes was selling about 1,000 sandwiches per store per day, it didn’t seem like there were more than three words—“fried chicken sandwich”—in America’s culinary lexicon.

And yet when some of the country’s top food and drink professionals were polled on what they’re most eager to say good-bye to in 2020, that came up only once. Instead, when we asked what leading chefs and bartenders would like to leave behind in 2019, these experts griped about an array of dishes, spirits, products, and people—from Fred Flintstone-size steaks to flavored whiskey to the Turkish butcher Nusret Gökçe (aka Salt Bae).

We imagine you’ll agree with many of the complaints—but some, like “carbonara,” might surprise you. Wish these food pros luck as they endeavor to change the conversation in the new year … Bloomberg


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