I’ll save you some time (and myself my last gift link for the month/year):
Savory martinis (I’d posted
an article specifically about this trend before)
“Real” foods (so new! so shiny!
Complex heat (hey - I’m all for it
AI (bc duh)
And lastly, the dish of the year: soup. Might make the search for the DOTM a little easier come 2024.
I feel like food writers keep trying to make this a thing.
Martinis are naturally savory. Olives are savory.
Not everyone takes olives in theirs. I have a preference for twists (orange, lemon, grapefruit - depending on the gin) - olives are an exception for me.
Sure, but let’s operate on the assumption that the opposite of savory is sweet. “Savory Martinis” implies that the default martini is sweet, and savory would be a departure. But it is not.
Perhaps I shoulda stuck to the NYT phrasing of “Sipping your supper” vs. my own, although I generally prefer my suppers to be on the savory spectrum. They’re talking about MSG martinis, chicken broth martinis, and Caprese martinis - Shirley you recall the thread
My martinis are neither savory nor sweet
I do! I might be able to get behind a Caprese. Some of my favorite drinks are food-like. I love bloody marys. One of my most sorely missed bars served a drink called a Staff Meal, which involved carrot juice. And another of my most sorely missed bars served a drink which was basically alcoholic borscht.
Yeah, I feel like I’ve been hearing about water sommeliers for a few years now. Super not interested. I’m waiting for gluten to make a comeback. Can’t be far off.
Yeah, the Caprese was the only one I thought I’d like, but I prefer to eat my foods and drink my drinks. Not a smoothie person, either - while I still have most of my teeth
Correction: I feel like food writers keep trying to make BS a thing.
That’s a way broader swipe than I would ever make.
I feel like the revenge of gluten has been in full swing for a while.
I can’t call any martini I’ve ever had “sweet.”
I think I’ll practice reviewing waters to go with the sommelier concept.
"Wispy notes of fluoride. "
“Diss sht’s perfect with ice!”
“Can turn a tad bitter when it’s cooled to less then 38 degrees.”
" I think this water actually made me thirstier." (Aquafina)
Feel the same about smoothies; a waste of calories. My son gave the house a Ninja blender for the holidays. He is a protein shake lover and the only one who will regularly use it
Whenever I see a GNC store with its massive jars of protein powder I feel nothing but pity for those ingesting that shit. But hey - different strokes