Question Of The Week: What Are Your Dining Resolutions For 2010?

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And now we look ahead...

Maybe you want to get back to an old favorite you've ignored for awhile. Perhaps you want to try everything on Samar's menu. Could be you'd prefer to say 'forget it' and spend more time cooking at home.

We, of course, plan to drink more. It's our way of ensuring we're not hurt in the long run by spending all our 401k money now. So what about you?

Results from last week, in which we asked how you would remember the 2000s...

Seems that regulations, fads, television and shopping stood out from the decade now ending.

While the smoking ban sticks in luniz's mind, amee remembers the days when restaurants put Atkins information on their menus.

Bill/Phil agrees with amee: "I'll remember it by the ingestible fads," he writes, listing such the time when everyone had to have Chilean sea bass "(circa 2004-07)," green tea "(circa 2000-03)," mac & cheese "(circa 2006-09)"--amongst others.

As far as television goes, Margie sees Food Network and Bravo programing as a plus, because "I remember when I could only watch cooking shows on PBS Saturday afternoons." However, DallasDude counters with what he calls its rise and fall: "What started as a wonderful means of a fantastic education with the likes of Sara Moulton and Jacques Pepin has relented to slugs like Sandra Lee and the Deen brothers."

There is one pretty clear positive we bring from this decade, as explained by TLS: "What stands out most for me is the arrival of Central Market. Being able to discover and purchase quality ingredients, take cooking classes, or run in for a ready made meal to bring home has brightened my life. And the success of CM changed every grocery store around me. Kroger, Tom Thumb, the new Market Street had to step up their game to compete."

So here's looking at 2010.

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