That’s all, 2022. From the good (most popular recipes!) to the bad (least favorite food trends!), we’re spending December looking back. Head here for all the stories in BA’s year in review.
This year, Bon Appétit editors started keeping close track of one of our favorite things: all the silly, stupid, wonderful, and also horrifying moments in internet culture. We witnessed the rise and fall and rise of Pink Sauce, and we watched as the Green M&M went from seductive to stately. We warmed our hearts with Corn Kid, and we loved butter boards until we didn’t. Some were delicious and others were distressing, and we rated them all as such as they flooded our social media feeds and sprung up in our group chats.
As the year closes out, we decided to revisit the year’s biggest food world main characters. Who was the most delicious? Who was the most distressing? And when all is said and done, who will we still remember when the internet churns again tomorrow? Read on for a year-end matrix of our Delicious or Distressing column, plus descriptions for each if you missed them. —Serena Dai, editorial director