Eat Or Delete?

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What ruled our feeds during the lockdown?

Roshni Subramanian
September 10 , 2020
07 Min Read

The internet is a strange place, for sure. There is no denying that. And 2020 so far has most definitely been the year of crazy, weird and biggest food trends fueled by social media. We started with dalgona and sourdough, but a whole host of foods came out of the quarantine and earned the ‘viral food trend’ title. While some led to a revolution of sorts, others failed to capture our hearts and Insta feeds. Here’s a throwback at the weirdest trends that gave us a feast for the eyes. 


Focaccia Art

 
 
 
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The picture-perfect focaccia is the new doughy trend on the block. A flat, yeasted Italian bread with a striking resemblance to pizza dough, focaccia art is taking over social media, and there’s no stopping it. Bakers around the globe have joined the bandwagon to create stunning garden designs using bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, herbs etc. As scrumptious as it may look, these pieces of art almost make you not want to dig in for the fear of ruining the ‘garden’.

Charcuterie Board

 
 
 
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This is something you might want to get on board with. While for many, charcuterie might not roll off the tongue as smoothly, the trend is surely blowing up among millennials. For those wondering what the heck is a charcuterie, here’s a quick lesson. It’s the culinary art of preparing meat products such as bacon, salami, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit. Though it first emerged in the 15th century, it’s never too late to make a comeback. So, grab a wooden board, wedges of cheese and cured meats, we’ve got a party of our own.

Pancake Cereal

 
 
 
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We are still on the fence with this one. But the million dollar question to ask here is what do you get when you put two iconic breakfast dishes together. Well, it's nothing less than a viral internet sensation. All thanks to Tik Tok, our influencers are flooding our timelines with these ‘mini pancakes’. While we were weeping over the lack of Fruit Loops and Captain Crunch in India, this latest cereal trend managed to sweep us away with its simplicity. How does it work though? Mix your batter, pour a tiny portion on the skillet, flip it, and collect them in a bowl. Top it with maple syrup or milk and voila! You’ve got your weekend plan all set. 

Kombucha

 
 
 
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Honestly it’s no longer just a fare meant for hipster cafes and posh restaurants. It has lately emerged as a health food craze. While its origins are a mystery, it is fast becoming a phenomenon, hitting the supermarket shelves around the world. This fermented tea drink owes its popularity to its sweet and sour flavour and vinegary overtone. With roots in Chinese culture, it was once considered the ‘tea of immortality’.

Babka

 
 
 
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Chocolate bread with swirls of chocolate and cinnamon and a mug of piping hot coffee to go with it. Isn’t that what dreams are made of? At least ours are! While sourdough and banana bread bread have had their share of glory, this braided yeast bread of Jewish origin has become a sought after stay-at-home treat, with a number of micro bakeries dishing it out. When made right, a classic babka has a moist, yeasted dough, which gets swirled with copious amounts of gooey chocolate and is topped with crumbly streusel.

 


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