Eddie Huang makes an appearance on Salon to bemoan the “utter ridiculousness of hip food trends.” He cites a recent New York Times article about the razor clam’s comeback and admits he himself has dabbled in silly food fads, just for the hell of it.
You know what happens when you sell trends? You sell crap. I’ve been guilty of this myself. People wanted Cheeto fried chicken from reading my blog, a lot of people were mashing up Asian/Down-Home American, so I got caught up in a trend and introduced some crappy items at [my now-closed restaurant] Xiao Ye. I didn’t intentionally sell garbage; they were just crappy because I didn’t take the time to really understand what I was trying to do. It happens. No one’s perfect. Live and learn.
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