Originally Posted by SField
Considering that such a label can encompass such an incredible gamut of quality it's hard to say. At this point, food in the US has "jumped the shark" with wagyu very much like they did with scallops, balsamic vinegar, fucking truffles, mac n' cheese, and that time when people seemed to be using miso for everything.
Totally agree with this.
In some ways I think stuff like truffles and wagyu ruin food. (but much more so truffles).
Kind of agree with this. I think truffles were ruined in the US as soon as every restaurant had truffle oil, and was offering to shave truffles on your dish for an extra fee. If you mean food, as in cuisine rather than a dish, then yes, they sort of did ruin food. Still, truffles are probably my single favorite thing, or at least top three. There is nothing better, when we are in France, than going over into the neighbor's yard with him and his dog, digging up a truffle, taking it home and making something perfect and simple with it.
To me even the greatest truffles or wagyu lay in absolute ruins at the feet of a wonderful, yet humble tomato
Also on my short list of favorite things.