oh I love you all!
add me to the committee to abolish foam, tilapia, penne alla vodka - I'll throw penne in general too, ... boar de laze mentioned portobellos, big pet peeve is also seeing everyone call them Portabella, etc.... nails on the chalkboard. Oh yeah on the baked brie, cringe.
Tilapia is so ubiquitous 'cause it's cheap farmed garbage-eater fish -- NASA has chosen tilapia to use in their research program that is trying to develop longer sustaining space living: tilapia are such garbage eater fish that they can feed the sh-t of the astronauts to the tilapia then feed their sh-t back to them in the fish flesh. Seriously. Hopefully that'll talk a few into taking it off the menu...
I feel fortunate that I haven't encountered some of these abominations, like Philadelphia roll sushi, or pasta with a slab, but I did encounter a place that served risotto with a tomato sauce pasta right beside it -- risotto served improperly and in a cheesy fashion is a pet peeve. Good risotto at home with the fungi selvatici is another story... But seafood risotto with parmigian all over it, risotto as side dish to competing interests, all that... nails on the chalkboard. Risotto is being abused daily in the restaurants of America!
Crudites... depends totally on the crudites, everyone should experience crudites as on the terrace of the Colombe d'Or -- anyone been there?
Deltadoc, I have no issues with spaghetti and meatballs, and good spaghetti and meatballs should never go away, ditto French Onion Soup (especially if there's Gruyere involved). I have no issues with good honest food, I think the pretentious is more likely to irk me.
OK, I'm adding PANNA COTTA! (ducks and hides from KYH;))
Adding Molten chocolate cakes. VILE!
I'm also so "over" the whole molecular thing, and it hasn't even run its course.
And food as a "shooter" is just lame and overdone and I would be glad to see those go away too.
Gosh she is a crotchety old food curmudgeon.:smoking:
Embellished/enhanced food products taking over more of the grocery shelves and making people think they're eating healthfully, like Omega-3 yogurt... also a pet peeve.
OK, the biggest one for me is... INDUSTRIALLY PRODUCED PARBAKED BREADS BEING CALLED ARTISAN BREADS. Foul tasting, godawful, fraudulent bread.
Also gotta say before I climb off my soapbox, that lately I've seen way too much foie gras. Foie gras everything, everywhere, enough! Yes Anneke, I've seen Foie Gras Poutine!!
Ah, that was like therapy, vent vent vent!!!
boar d laze, I'm also a fan of the right caesar, so I'd also be happy if you want to share that.
I promise to not put shrimp on it.