10 Food Blog Trends That Should Stop

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In food, as in fashion, trends come and go. As in fashion, some of those trends become so ubiquitous that we simply tire of them. And so, like peplums and ombre hair, here is a list of trends in food blogging that we'd like to be able to say in retrospect were so 2013.

Stripey Straws

Stripey Straws
Image: Courtesy of Sean Timberlake

You know the ones we mean: Those old-timey paper straws with the wide, colorful stripes. They are undeniably cute, and the surest way to add a kiss of whimsy to any beverage you photograph. However, they have been so grossly overused as to become a terrible cliché. Just because they are surefire Pinterest bait doesn't mean they should be used to doll up a prosecco cocktail (I mean, who drinks sparkling wine through a straw?), and if you start dropping the straws into a photograph that doesn't even feature a beverage, well, then you're just pandering.


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