Tony Naylor - 10 big foodie DONT'S for 2019
BBC Good Food UK|January 2019
Tony Naylor - 10 big foodie DONT'S for 2019

You’ve read about what we’re going to be eating and drinking on page 118, but what about what to avoid?

Every January, we food writers get all Nostradamus about noodles as we attempt to predict which hot new chefs, ingredients and cuisines will define how we eat in 2019. You can read how I and other trends analysts think the year will pan out on page 118.

But this got me thinking: we talk a lot about food must-dos each Jan, far less about food must-don’ts. Why? Surely they are just as important? In that spirit, here are 10 frequently awful food experiences which I am determined to avoid this year. Join me!

1. Hotel buffet breakfasts Bad food does not in itself make me angry if it is cheap and honest about its functionality. Being treated like an idiot, however, really boils my potatoes. Despite their belly-busting vastness, 97.6% of hotel buffet breakfasts (just £13.99pp!) contain nothing you actively want to eat – unless you have a thing for stale pastries and bacon congealing under hot lamps. You pig out because you paid. But do you enjoy it? God, no!

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