Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Kitchen Insights – Recipes and Trends from

Wow! I have to give a shout out this week to Chef John of Food Wishes video recipes! His Caramel Chicken and Banana Bread recipes were over the top for page views and prints. Allrecipes cooks know an awesome recipe when they see one! They tagged a brand-new spaghetti sauce recipe too, giving it lots of page views, prints and recipe box saves.

I can also say summer is definitely here. That’s because everyone was looking for pasta salads this week. Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend cookouts and barbecues, of course! Or a dish to take camping, maybe?

Chef John’s Caramel Chicken had the biggest increase in page views

Chef John's Caramel Chicken - Yum!
Chef John’s Banana Bread had the biggest increase in prints

Always a favorite! Chef John's Banana Bread

Mama’ Polamba’s Spaghetti Sauce was the top new recipe

Mama' Polamba's Spaghetti Sauce

• All seven of the recipes in the May 17th What’s Cooking newsletter featuring—you guessed it! – 7 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes – and were among the top performers this past week

Everyone's favorite summer salad - Pasta!

Omi’s Cucumber Salad, an easy, affordable summer salad, had the biggest increase in saves

Omi's Cucumber Salad

As a bonus this week, here are the Top 5 fastest growing search terms on the site, based on what cooks looked for once they came to Allrecipes. I see this list as another signal it’s officially summer!

1. Camping
2. Pasta salads
3. Tortellini salad
4. Cake pops
5. Summer salad

Enjoy the long weekend everyone, and eat well!

Posted by Matt Decuir, Business Analyst