We fully realize that it’s 2008 now and that year-in-review lists are so passe. We even wrote one ourselves. Even though it’s really probably too late for this sort of thing, we would be remiss if we didn’t call the Saveur 100 to your attention. We happen to love Saveur Magazine: the stories are always interesting and the recipes have rarely steered us wrong. The Saveur 100, however, kind of cracks us up. The list is meant to be “a vivid snapshot of the wide—very, very wide—world of food” and to that end, it honors trends, places, gadgets, drinks, and dishes that make the world of food so exciting. It’s a lofty goal and a fascinating idea, but in practice, the list reads a little bit like a Jack Handey sketch on Saturday Night Live (“Best Vampire: Dracula. Best Candy Lips: Wax Lips.”). What other list contains entries on both the Swiss Army Knife and honeybees? We suspect that the Saveur 100 is wholly idiosyncratic and, for that reason alone, we highly recommend it.