It would be a scary world if all our Google searches were laid bare for all to see and I’m sure we’d all have some pretty serious explaining to do. But while they don’t do it for each specific person (imagine the admin), each year, Google compiles its top searched terms across topics from news to sports to dog breeds.
Among the top 10 most-searched terms were Hurricane Irma, Meghan Markle and the solar eclipse. Pretty standard giving how 2017 has panned out. When it comes to food though, it gets a little peculiar. Below are the top five Google recipes of 2017.
1. Beef Stroganoff
This humble dish is comforting, crowd-pleasing and most importantly of all – downright tasty. The traditional recipe of tender sliced beef, mushrooms, and creamy sauce over wide noodles is an easy weeknight hit. What’s even better, you can top it with almost anything you want.
2. Apple crisp
This dishes place on the list makes a little sense. You’ve got the magical aroma that fills the house, the balance of tangy-sweet flavors and the addictive crunchy topping. It’s a killer combination and when served with a good scoop of ice cream, it’s game over.
3. Corn Casserole
A cross between cornbread, creamed corn and fluffy souffle, corn casserole is a pure old-school classic. The creamy (and sometimes cheesy) staple dish of potlucks and holiday gatherings is “stick to your bones comfort food”. This dish goes back to the Indigenous Americans and early colonists of hundreds of years ago.
4. Turkey Brine
Typically a simple solution of water, salt, vinegar and aromatics, brine keeps the meat moist during cooking and also infuses it with pungent flavor. While it sounds easy, it’s “perfect recipe” is still Googled by many people across the globe.
A summer farmer’s market staple captivated Googlers this year. Zucchini is easy to love, easy to cook and endlessly versatile. Its mild flavors make it the perfect addition to salads, pasta dishes, casseroles, sandwiches and so much more.
While it’s easy to think that trending foods like kombucha, poke bowls and kale salads would rule the land of Google, comfort food like Beef Stroganoff and corn casserole are enduring, timeless trends. Not everything has to be Instagram worthy, you know?