Bad trends were usually good trends. They just got watered down into a really bad, overdone trend.I would have to disagree with the Trib's rankings on some of the purported worst trends of the decade, though. "Deconstructing" a dish's elements, while annoying and self-indulgent, can hardly be the #1 worst food thing that happened in the past decade. You can at least put the dish back together again.
I mean, what about stuffed crust pizza? the term "locavore"? high fructose corn syrup? people taking the "eat local challenge" and somehow deciding it's okay to make a special exception for coffee grown overseas as long as it's purchased from a locally-owned coffee house? hundreds of out of work construction workers taking out big loans to open their own short-lived barbecue joints? Go-Gurt?
Maybe looking back isn't such a good idea . . .