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8 Worst Food Trends of 2011 | Care2 Healthy Living

8 Worst Food Trends of 2011 | Care2 Healthy Living

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Experience Life What can I say? It was a good year, it was a bad year, it was a year. But, 2011, there are also some parts of you I’d just like to forget. Like these eight annoying food trends whose time, I hope, will soon pass: 1. Artificial Truffle Oil You know truffles, yes? They’re the rare, incredibly costly “fruiting body” of an underground mushroom that French and Italian chefs have swooned over for generations. You’d think that truffle oil had some relationship to them, right? Wrong. Most commercially available truffle oil is made by adding chemical fragrance compounds to olive oil — musky, mushroomy, rancid-smelling, sweet-and-sour, nasty fragrance compounds. Ubiquitous on gastro-pub French fries, on fancy-restaurant brunches of shirred eggs, and all-too-often added to finish innocent fresh-mushroom dishes, truffle oil has become the Ax...

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