Food: Tasting The Bitter and the Sweet

Bitter and the Sweet Of bistros, wish books, bunnies and bagging it

Considering the fickleness of the American palate and the competition for food dollars, it is no wonder that 1986 saw so many trendy flashes in the pan, as well as on the plate. California and Southwest cuisines, so much in vogue last January, have already begun to pall. As the year ended, lip service was being paid to such buzz words as country, peasant, cuisine bourgeoise and even meat and potatoes. Meanwhile, freshness took on new meaning as lazy cooks opted for unfrozen, simmer-in-bag prepared dishes. And with rabbit the In meat of the year, the most worried of all perhaps...

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