Food trends have been around for donkeys but I reckon the popularity of shit like Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules has pushed food trends along massively in the last 10-15 years – in addition to our dollar steamrolling the Euro, Pound and USD in the early 2010’s resulting in so many of us travelling and experiencing good foreign tucker. I remember it being hard work finding a really decent burger in Australia, now, you can pretty much get one on any given corner. The same goes for bakeries, you’d be flat out finding one that made a Portuguese tart or a decent pie but theyre a dime a dozen these days, even in shitholes like the Gold Coast. Not so long ago, if a bunch of mates went out for a few beers in town theyd rip open a 200g bag of Smiths or Tasty Toobs in the middle of the table surrounded by schooners of Tooheys New. Now we’re eating $60 a kilo cheeses and charcuterie with $15 pints of small batch beer like it’s a morning coffee and toast. Personally, I really don’t get the whole “share plates” thing and all the bullshit and naff that goes with it. Just give me a plate of food and please don’t serve it a chunk of fucking wood, if you don’t mind. Just give me a meal, on an actual plate, that I can eat while my companions do the same. On the other hand, im loving the trending popularity of top standard Vietnamese food. Its always been there I suppose, but lately its popping up in good numbers and in good quality and I cant get enough of it. So what do you like or not like about any recent food trends?