VASTLY OVERRATED FOODS AND BEVERAGES

  1. Pizza
    I make no excuses for pizza. In its most popular form it is usually either plain or unhealthy, and largely overrated. The only way to ensure that this is not the case is to create your own pizza. And since pizza is a *casual meal*, why slave away in the kitchen? Maybe it's the sauce that I hate. All I know is that I'm not a fan.
  2. Pasta
    Growing up, pasta was a favorite of my dad's, who was raised by Italians. So I guess I should be a little ashamed of myself for this one. Well, I'm not, and while I admit that pasta can be prepared in a variety of ways and shapes, for me it has simply lost its allure over time. But I will say that my dad makes a mean Alla Arrabiata ("Angry Pasta" en Italiano). These things are seldom black and white.
  3. Corn on the cob
    Shucking corn is more effort than it's worth, given its inherent lack of taste. And then there's the hassle of getting it stuck in one's teeth. There's the argument of using a toothpick, but I haven't seen this done in person for years.
  4. Beer
    Beer (noun): A socially acceptable vehicle for carbs. Possibly the most frequently advertised content in American TV, and arguably shown more than actual television.