Charcuterie Is Not a Trend

Chandra Ram

As my co-workers are more than aware, few things drive me as crazy as the end-of-the-year food trend lists. From November on, my inbox is bombed with messages offering theories on what was hot, and what will be hot. Toast! Pickles! Tea! Beer! More toast!

I mean, I get it. I understand the need to fill pages with content, why readers looking to kill a little time are attracted to lists and the desire to be deemed a...