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)|
- How many ways can you make terrific fried chicken? All the top performers last week were fried chicken recipes, which is most likely due to the Top 5 Fried Chicken Recipes article featured in the May 10th What’s Cooking newsletter. Here's my BIG question: Which one am I going to try first? Crispy Fried Chicken, Triple-Dipped Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Chicken, or Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken
|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 had the biggest increase in prints week-over-week
|Country Apple Dumplings are a must for every home cook (photograph by Shalaine_1)|
- Fluffy French Toast had the biggest increase in saves week-over-week.
|Fluffy French Toast ready for a knife and fork (photograph by Susanne)|
Posted by Matt Decuir, Business Analyst