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Overrated Menu Items

Chef-author Anthony Bourdain created a mock menu of the dishes and techniques he thinks are the current most abused and overrated right now. Among the suspects: truffle oil, "free range" and "cruelty-free" ingredients, salt flights and chocolate martinis.

What ingredients, trends or tropes do you wish were banished from local restaurants?

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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