Let’s start with a goodbye toast to 2020, with one of my favorite videos from the past year.
Ina Garten and the giant cosmo!
The biggest food trend of 2020 was undoubtedly bread; specifically sourdough bread! We searched it, we baked it, we ordered it for delivery and mostly, we ate it!
GUESS WHAT! These sourdough loaves are filled with cream cheese and a TON of garlic before being dunked in a pool of garlic butter ????????— Food Network (@FoodNetwork) October 14, 2020
Ship it from Calic Bread in Los Angeles nationwide to try it for yourself ???? (????: https://t.co/sAOmueCHJ9) pic.twitter.com/E0s70QEp3D
Our baking habits caused a flour shortage at grocery stores.
We all delighted in DoubleTree releasing it’s secret to their popular chocolate chip cookies served at their hotels (walnuts and lemon). Admittedly, I baked these beauties on several times!
According to a Boston Globe survey, back in September, 62 percent of their readers relayed they were cooking a lot more than they did before the pandemic. Banana bread was listed as a favorite, behind sourdough, plus tortillas, muffins and pretzels. Chicken was near the top of the list, with mentions of orange chicken, tarragon and schnitzel!
Cocktails? Of course, thank you. Boston.com said their readers raved about being home bartenders and mastering Tiki drinks, old fashions and sidecars
Thirsty Thursday needs a mid-century cocktail glass straight from the set of Madmen! Get your silver band rocks glass from our Etsy Store & start the weekend off in style! Link in bio. Cheers. ????— Vintage Designer Barware (@vintage_barware) April 30, 2020
Old Fashion Recipe:
1 sugar cube
3 dashes bitters
1 spoon water
2 oz rye/bourbon pic.twitter.com/e7UO713pv5
I gave homemade bloody marys a whirl in the Spring…
Other food and beverage favorites of 2020 included Dalgona coffee and frozen chicken
Dalgona coffee, sourdough bread, frozen chicken and other foods that helped us navigate a pandemic. https://t.co/KRqlDeKYr0— HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 29, 2020
We are survivors, and when everything shut down, we turned on the oven and went to work. Congratulations to us all for learning a few new things and learning to save a little money while we were at it. Hopefully, these are lessons we will take with us back into the “normal.”