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'Tis the season for lists. No, we're not talking about the one compiled by you-know-who with two distinct headings: "Naughty" and "Nice." We're talking about those annual round-ups made by tastemakers and armchair prognosticators that let us know what we should be wearing, eating or doing in the coming year and what, alas, is so 2010.
The editors at Every Day with Rachael Ray are in on the action. Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello and the Rachael Ray crew have compiled a list of what's in and what's out for foodies in 2011. Among the items on Every Day's hot list ("every day" not necessarily meaning "down to earth" here): If you're still quaffing coconut water, you're so 2010. Cheribundi brand tart cherry juice is anointed the new super-fruit drink of the year.
What about good old orange juice? Well, that appears to be the equivalent of driving a Pinto. In fact, Every Day recommends that if you feel a cold coming on in 2011, trade that glass of Tropicana for a glass of wine. (We're sure your doctor would say the same thing.)
As usual, such time-based lists struggle with the fact that some things have had the audacity to endure long enough to be, well, timeless. What to do, for example, with that savory stalwart, pizza? Well, according to Vaccariello, "pizza for only lunch or dinner" is decidedly out; "pizza for breakfast" is in. But, apparently, not if it's "artisanal pizza," because artisanal pizza is so very out.
In it's place? Artisanal hot dogs! (Just don't call them "comfort food.")