Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly Kitchen Insights -- Recipes and Trends from Allrecipes.com

A lot of moms were served eggs Benedict on Mother’s Day! Page views for this term jumped dramatically last week compared with the previous week, based on searches both leading to and within Allrecipes.com. There are a zillion stories out there about the origin of this breakfast and brunch favorite but for sure, it’s an American original. The tale heard most often is that in the 1860s, Mr. and Mrs. Benedict , who were regulars at the famous New York resto named Delmonico’s, complained there was nothing new on the menu. The chef heard their complaint—and the result: Eggs Benedict. How’s that for consumer power?!

OK, that’s your food history lesson for today. Here’s the low-down on the week’s top recipes.

  • Pineapple Picnic Cake was the top new recipe last week. I’m definitely asking my girlfriend to make this one! Yum!
This is one luscious looking Pineapple Picnic Cake! (photo by Martha)
Dig in for a taste of Crispy Fried Chicken (photo by Bittersweet)
Fried chicken bliss x three! Triple-Dipped Fried Chicken (photo by Jadedgurl)
Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken has it all! (photo by wolfgibb)
Country Apple Dumplings are a must for every home cook (photograph by Shalaine_1)
Fluffy French Toast ready for a knife and fork (photograph by Susanne)
Enjoy! Here’s to another delicious week of home-cooked meals and treats!

Posted by Matt Decuir, Business Analyst

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