I'm known as an avid eater. I'm all for trying new things and eating outside of the box. I have no trouble eating pickled pig's feet, goose liver pate, calamari, fried alligator, sprats, smoked oysters, or anchovies. Yet, some foods, which seem to have become popular, simply leave me flat.
- Popularized by Paula Deen, the Luther Burger, named for singer-songwriter and record producer Luther Vandross, is a hamburger or cheeseburger which uses one or more glazed doughnuts in place of the bun. These sandwiches of ground-beef topped with; lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, mayo, ketchup, cheese, and, sometimes, bacon; between two doughnuts, or a single split doughnut, are not only grossly unhealthy at approximately 1,500 calories a pop, they're a mess waiting to happen.
Besides, ketchup on doughnuts sounds like part of a cruel fraternity hazing. Eeeewwwwww.........
- Ruby Tuesday's, Wendy's, Sonic, and other eateries are selling sandwiches on German Laugengebäck Bread, calling it Pretzel Buns. Such buns are made from bread dough which has been given a concentrated baking soda bath to give the buns their dark chewy pretzel-esc exterior.
- IPA (India Pale Ale) was invented in the late 1700s as a beer that wouldn't spoil on the voyage from England to India. Back then, IPAs such as Burton brewer's and Hodgson's, were lightly hopped and would not have been considered to be strong ales. Today, IPAs are overly hopped bitter brews, which I simply can't choke down.
Of course, the world of food & drink is made up of a variety of tastes. To quote Alan Thicke's popular lyrics from the 80s, "...it takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world. Yes it does. It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world." However, it seems that once some foods are advertised, or are prepared by a celebrity chef, the masses adopt them as favorites, forgetting that the Emperor can, in fact, be naked.