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Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

What's hot/ what's not

This year's food trends reflect a desire for health - but also good taste. Read on to find out if your food preferences are uber cool - or uber passe.

What's Hot What's Not

What's Hot and What's Not
What's hot/ what's not

What's HOT: Taking your parents and your date to a tapas bar.

What's NOT: Taking your parents and your date to a topless bar.

In all seriousness, tapas parties and tapas bars have strongly established themselves in the US – and they are an ideal alternative for downsizing large meals. Chef Jeff Tsao of Kahiki Foods says, "I enjoy the concept of small plates because of the ability to have so many different varieties of food yet not be completely full. The concept of tapas bars is great because there are so many things to try."

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