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Food swap.Photo: reneemcaIt may be the face-to-face community aspect or the fact that swapping allows eaters to cut out the middleman and share DIY tricks and tips, but crop swaps, meal swaps, and artisan food swaps were everywhere this year. In other words, if you managed to stay clear of the swapping frenzy that was 2011, it was probably on purpose. And I bet you probably hate family-style restaurants, too, don’t you?