News – “Food stories of 2017: The trends, serious issues, and weird stories (plus, avocados)” In a year where politics and natural disasters dominated news headlines, the humble food story still managed to attract its own attention between each new upper-cased Big. Issue.

This year, the food articles and trend pieces that dominated the favorites lists showed a glimpse at the topics that readers are interested in and affected by. There was everything from the tragedy-laced stories on wineries deeply affected by the Wine Country fires to infinitely more fun and Instagram-driven food items, such as the Unicorn Frappuccino.

Here’s a look at the food stories from 2017.

The food trends (or, how SFGATE ate its way through 2017)

Instagram has, for better or worse, affected a lot of the food scene since its inception and 2017 is no different. The major difference is that a lot of corporations bought into the idea of making their foods photo-worthy… and ended up influencing the market. Never forget that 2017 was the year of the Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks (as well as the to-be-expected barista backlash to the drink) and the subsequent attempt to recapture that 

That millionaire bacon looks lit as hell 

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