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Top Viral Food Stories of 2012

Top Viral Food Stories of 2012

What food stories went viral this year? It’s all about 'Hot Cheetos and Takis.' OK, and Marilyn Hagerty

While 2011 was all about the Whole Foods rap (and Angry Birds), 2012 was all about kids upping their street cred, grandmotherly critics making big splashes, and pop songs getting farm parodies. And while not all of the viral content made the cut (Peterson Farm Brothers, we love you, but tighten up your dance moves), we’ve come up with yet another listicle to help you fondly remember 2012 before 2013 brings another onslaught of clickable, catchy tunes.

Click here for our slideshow of the Top Viral Stories of 2012.

So here it is: your yearly review of the stories, videos, and genius startup ideas (that really should exist despite FAA regulations) that just kept spamming your inbox. We’re just going to come out and say it: 2012 was a good year for food raps. Go ahead and refresh your memory with this blast from the past, and then turn on our first pick of the year: "Hot Cheetos and Takis."


10 TikTok Food Accounts With Easy Recipes

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As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the foreseeable future, finding ways to pass the time isn't always so simple. Sure, binge-watching Gossip Girl for the hundredth time on Netflix is always a great choice, but for how long can the petty adventures of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf keep you occupied? Perhaps the solution is not to turn to the things you already are a pro at, but is instead to try something new. Maybe it's time to finally learn how to cook, and the world of TikTok food accounts can help.

You're likely at home right now with the basic essentials needed in the kitchen. Creating delicious food is a great way to spend the day while learning new skills, not to mention how fun and time consuming it is. The platform is perfect for recipes, after all: Whether in 15 seconds or 60, you can quickly watch these professionals explain every step of how to make a meal. Looking to test out a new cultural cuisine? They've got you covered. Only eat vegan food? No worries, there are accounts for you too. If you're trying to beat boredom right now, here are the chefs of TikTok who will help you hone in on your skills in the kitchen.


944 Viral Food Videos, Memes and GIFs

Have you got that love for food? Then you are among the millions of people with the same preference. There are many contexts about food which range from different food types, what you have not eaten yet, different recipes and some exciting things involving food. Food is life and it has existed since the beginning and it is something you cant miss to talk about in our daily activities.

Our viral videos are there you remove your boredom just by a simple topic ‘food’. With different topics of food ranging from all funny clips involving food, How to videos, preparation of amazing meals and some weird foods you have not seen before and delicious meals you can never miss out again. The videos are a fine blend of fun, educative, interesting and some might even be horrifying depending on what you love.

Our viral videos are sure to brighten your moods for the day. Whether you need etiquette lessons from a rat, or if you want to see a cat steal food from the table or even learn how to smuggle food into the cinema hall, you can find all that on our viral videos and you will sure love it.

The 944 best new Food Videos, Memes and GIFs going viral on Youtube and across the internet in May 2021 and of all time (in the archives).


Fast, convenient, and delicious. This one pan egg sandwich is the answer to those who are always on the go. Simply douse your bread slices in your eggs and fry until cooked on one side, add cheese and bacon (if that's your thing), flip it again, and voila.

It’s nowhere near as odd as it sounds. This tangy salad dressing uses pickle juice and hummus to create a creamy and healthy addition to your bed of greens. Switch up the hummus with avocado for a different zesty flavor.


Top 10 Food Trends For 2012

Once again, on National Food Day, we present the year's leading trends in American food and restaurants. The pickings are as diverse as they are meaningful and (well, mostly) good for you and the environment. Just a taste: bison, bitters, infused pastas, the Peruvian boom and - just possibly - the beginning of the end of bacon dominance. Wash them all down with water purified and bottled in house, and served for free.

Gallery: Top 10 Food Trends For 2012

All new for 2012, this list was based on extensive comments from several dozen chefs, restaurateurs, food educators and writers all across America. The hard part was narrowing it down to just 10 trends.

Some of the trends from last year's list appear here to stay. Cake pops made it from virtually nowhere to virtually everywhere. House-made charcuterie is de rigueur for any serious restaurant, and vegetable chips (especially kale) are ever more common.

Among the goals of Food Day, a project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are to promote safer, healthier diets, decrease hunger and increase sustainable farming.

I think I ended up as a Forbes travel contributor because I’m the only Wharton MBA to become a travel writer. I grew up in New England and worked in finance in Tokyo

I think I ended up as a Forbes travel contributor because I’m the only Wharton MBA to become a travel writer. I grew up in New England and worked in finance in Tokyo before B-school. Later I moved to Los Angeles to work in the film industry. In 1998, stunned by my only ever layoff, I began exercising skills (and, let's be frank, pleasures) I’d long left dormant: writing and traveling. A decade and a half later: so far, so good. In addition to Forbes, I’ve been published from Travel + Leisure and the Los Angeles Times to dozens of Lonely Planet titles. I can speak Japanese and French, read Korean menus and embarrass myself in Spanish, Italian and Chinese. And I continue to polish my business chops with cross-cultural consulting work for companies across the US. In my most traveled year, I logged over 140,000 air miles.


How to Find (Relevant) Trending Posts

You’ll need a business account to get started.

In case you’re wondering, the sign-up process is quite easy: you need a business name and an email. Once you have an account set up, you can look at audience insights, which breaks down your followers, as well as Pinterest users in general.

What’s nice about this is that you can check out what’s trending at any given moment and click on the categories that apply to your brand.

Meaning, you’re not left searching for a way you can start working recipes into your content strategy.

Now, let’s dive into the most popular pins on Pinterest, and how you can use them as inspiration for your brand.


How to make the roasted tomato and feta pasta from viral TikTok recipe

Everything Delish tried the latest trend and revealed if it's worth the hype.

Instagram takes aim at TikTok with Reels

If you've scrolled food TikTok or Instagram Reels this week, you've definitely seen the latest viral dish: oven-roasted tomatoes with feta cheese, garlic and herbs combined to make one seriously simple pasta dish.

Food blogger Jamie Milne of Everything Delish told "Good Morning America" she had to hop on the trend since it was "taking up my entire For You Page on TikTok."

"I thought to myself, 'this is genius.' I have made feta-inspired pasta dishes in the past, but never thought of baking both the tomatoes and the feta at the same time to create a delicious sauce," she explained.

But, we wanted to know if it was really worth the hype, and according to Milne, "It is DELISH! Very creamy and extremely flavorful."

For home cooks looking to try it out, Milne suggests one small tweak, "adding in lemon zest. Since the feta cheese is salty, the lemon zest helps to balance out the taste."

Other users have also iterated on the dish -- some with different types of tomatoes, others with alternate toppings.

This recipe is a great launching point for other swaps to make it work for what you like to eat. Don't like feta? Try goat cheese. Can't eat dairy? Try a tofu and nutritional yeast mixture.

Check out how she made the meal on TikTok and use her full recipe below to give it a whirl in your own kitchen.

Baked Feta and Roasted Tomato Pasta

Ingredients
1 box of your favorite pasta
8-ounce block of feta cheese
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
lemon zest

Preheat oven to 415 F. Add cherry tomatoes to a baking dish and add 1/4 cup olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Mix together. Add the block of feta cheese to the center of the baking dish. Top with 1 tablespoon olive oil and oregano. Add lemon zest. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are roasted and feta is soft-melted.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to boxed instructions. Strain pasta and set aside.

Remove tomatoes and feta from oven and using a spoon, add fresh basil. Mix together the tomatoes and cheese to create a sauce. Add in your cooked pasta and mix together until all noodles are evenly coated. Serve and enjoy!


Year 5: May 29, 2009 to May 28, 2010

9. JK Wedding Entrance Dance

In YouTube&rsquos fifth year, one of the more memorable viral videos was &ldquoJK Wedding Entrance Dance.&rdquo Uploaded in July 2009, it has 98.1 million views and 447,000 engagements.

OK, so this video features dancing. And, the next one includes a man on a horse, which is an animal.

Of course, I&rsquom talking about &ldquoOld Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.&rdquo

10. Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

This video was uploaded in February 2010, it has 56.2 million views and 239,000 engagements.

Now, maybe I don&rsquot need to point out the obvious, but this viral video is an ad.

In fact, it was part of a campaign that consisted of eight YouTube videos, which tallied a total of 98.7 million views and 337,000 engagements.

And the campaign was for an everyday hygiene item, so who would have guessed that it would go viral?

In July 2010, Noreen O&rsquoLeary and Todd Wasserman of Adweek reported that monthly sales of Old Spice Body Wash had increased 107 percent after the campaign.

What Lessons Does This Teach Marketers?

This viral video features a &ldquotalking head.&rdquo That&rsquos the derogatory term given to TV commercials that consist of a pitchman extolling the virtues of a product.

Now, many agency people argue that talking heads aren&rsquot &ldquocreative.&rdquo But, as David Ogilvy said in his classic book, &ldquoOgilvy on Advertising&ldquo:

&ldquoWhen I write an advertisement, I don&rsquot want you to tell me that you find it &lsquocreative.&rsquo I want you to find it so interesting that you buy the product.&rdquo


21 (Delicious) Food and Dining Trends Coming Your Way in 2021, According to Food Experts

While no one could have predicted the worldwide pandemic, toilet paper shortage, and mini pancake cereal craze that appeared in 2020, these 21 trends are sure to start popping up on plates in 2021.

If you’re like us, you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2021. What a year it’s been. As the sun sets on 2020, there a few topics that are always top of mind as we ring in the arrival of a new year: Resolutions, hope for healthier months ahead, hangover prevention, and—obviously our favorite𠅊ਏresh crop of food trends.

And who better to tap for projected dining trends than some our nation’s top tastemakers: The chefs, restaurant owners, registered dietitians, culinary school instructors, grocery product managers, and bartenders that set the stage for foods we line up for (masks on and at a distance, please), follow on social media, and what we cook for our families at home.

What’s in store for 2021, you ask? A lot𠅊nd like everything in life of late, it&aposs going to look very different from any pre-pandemic predictions. Here’s what 17 of our nation’s top food experts can tell you about dining trends to come.

"Consumers are reaching for more alcohol-free spirits, low-calorie alcoholic beverages, and boozy versions of popular healthy beverages ahead of 2021. Hard kombucha is up 320 percent in searches across the Instacart marketplace and searches for brands across the hard seltzer category were up 519 percent from last year. Homemade craft cocktails have been popular in 2020 with the work-from-home crowd. We've seen sales for trendy alcohol-free spirits boom, increasing by 195 percent year-over-year. Perhaps consumers are looking to turn over a new leaf in 2021 with tasty, guilt-free libations."

—Laurentia Romaniuk, Trend Expert and Senior Product Manager at Instacart

“Instead of chefs and restaurateurs struggling to find an exciting new ingredient or outlandish new promotion, 2021 will focus on getting back a sense of balance. People just want to gather and socialize while feeling safe—so instead of obsessing over a rare new super-seed, restaurants will move forward by providing guests with feel-good food and genuine hospitality, filling the need for comfort and warmth during these extraordinary times.”

—Elizabeth Blau, Owner, Honey Salt and Founder/CEO, Blau + Associates in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Since 2020 was the birth of the Zoom Cooking Class, I certainly see that continuing. But I think chefs/cooks/artisans are going to get even more creative with their content. We need to focus more on food origins—non-Eurocentric foods that should have a place at the global table and are long overdue. Focusing on ingredients from these cultures would be a breath of fresh air beyond what we already see and do over and over again. For example, there is a fermented locust bean called Iru that stems from West Africa. It has tasting notes of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and mild cheese. Doing a demo of this ingredient would be nice, but add the backdrop of the culture (music, art) to give it more authenticity—now that's something to look forward to. In addition, I think we will cook more food that speaks to ‘us.’ A wonderful mix of cultures and cuisines happened to land here in America. There will be more focus on the diversity and the beauty of who we are, and there is so much that fits under that ‘umbrella.’”

“Proteins have seen the biggest fluctuation in availability and price since COVID-19, specifically heavy fabricated products, as in ground beef, portioned steaks, and poultry. I think there will be a larger, ‘no waste’ approach to protein selections and use, especially in restaurants (i.e., ‘Tail to snout cooking’). We should also see more seasonal daily menus rather than large menus that only change once to twice a year. This is out of necessity to adapt to product price changes and availability.”

—Marc Marrone, Chef-Partner at SkinnyFATS in Las Vegas, Nev. Salt Lake City, Utah Dallas, Texas

“Increased interest in (and access to) nutritional information has created a generation of health ‘armchair expert’ consumers in the U.S. The pandemic only escalated consumer interest in functional foods, and the focus on specific nutritional benefits of food and beverage is here to stay. Total discussions centered on food and beverage for medicinal/nutritional needs grew 17 percent on Tastewise over the last year. In 2021, we expect to see consumers crave ‘curated’ nutrition-packed meals that use specific ingredients to achieve individualized goals. At the end of 2020, we already see that consumer interest in immune-boosting food and beverage is up 23 percent month over month, consumer interest in vitamin and prebiotic-rich foods and drinks are up 7 percent, and interest in gut health is up 2.5 percent (with a significant 40 percent boost in the last year).

—Miriam Aniel, Head of Content and Research at Tastewise

“When presented with the question of what flavors 2021 will bring us, I must consider what changed in 2020: Perspective and appreciation of time, place, and intention. We collectively had to find comfort in places where we might not have previously, and quarantine forced a new perspective on what’s important to us and why. In 2021, I believe we will be seeking roots. I think the questions will be, 'Where did this come from? Why is it here?' Most of us understand the flavors and spirits we offer behind bars and in restaurants, but there is a layer behind these classic ingredient profiles that is begging to be explored.

In the world of spirits, I predict we’ll be seeking the precursors to what we already know and love. For instance, mezcal predates tequila, and more and more we’re showcasing the small villages that produce mezcal. Rhum Agricole, a pure cane-sugar rum produced in the Caribbean, is the forerunner to rum made with molasses or fermented juice. Aquavit and moonshine also set the stage for gin and whiskey, respectively. When we examine these spirits, we see that all of them take on the terroir of where they’re produced, making them individuals in a world of carbon copies. We can taste the heart and soul of the spirit, and it shows us where it came from. Location, the intention and passion, and the timeline behind the production might mean more to Americans in 2021, since we have had time to examine the same within ourselves."


Video of a golden retriever fetching Chick-fil-A for her owner goes viral

A lot of things happen in Chick-fil-A parking lots. Employees have been spotted jumping into storm drains, fixing flat tires and, of course, many new locations host sleepovers with free sandwiches in the morning. Last week, some workers at a North Carolina location got a furry surprise.

On Thursday, team members at the Carraway Village Chick-fil-A in Chapel Hill posted a video of a rather adorable customer picking up food.

Now Ellie, a golden retriever who can pick up and deliver food right to her owner, is winning over thousands of fans across the country.

In the video, which garnered over 13,000 comments and 25,000 shares by Monday, Ellie bounds across the parking lot with an American flag bandana tied around her neck. Wearing a mask and gloves, a Chick-fil-A member (who, like many of us watching, seems overwhelmed by Ellie's cuteness), places the large takeout bag into the dog's mouth by the handle. Ellie then trots back to her owner, who presumably enjoyed his meal.

Chick-fil-A has relied on curbside pickup, takeout and drive-thru orders since mid-March to safely serve its customers while many restaurant dining rooms were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since restaurants are individually owned and operated, some Chick-fil-A stores have recently reopened their dining rooms for limited dine-in service.


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