From Epicurious, this year's best and worst food and beverage trends of 2005. The best of the best, IMHO:
The Death of Fancy Raw Cuisine: There's a wonderful cooking tool called fire, and for the most part, haute cuisine tastes better when it's employed â€” chefs across the country came to their senses about this fact in 2005.
The worst of the worst:
Edible Menus: Another spawn-of-Ferran phenomenon, menus printed on edible paper just seem silly, though we suppose astronauts and mountain climbers might appreciate light, foldable gourmet meals-on-the-go.