Popular Food Trends Across the World This 2020

Oct 16, 2020 06:25 AM EDT | By Kristine M. (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Did you know? Today, October 16, is World Food Day. World's Food day is celebrated on the same day each year to honor the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, founded in 1945.  

Given that 2020 is admittedly out of the norm because of Covid-19, let's check out the food trends across the globe in the first 3 quarters of the year.

From tasty to bizarre, here are the food combinations and drinks that went viral this year. 

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee
(Photo : Unsplash / Tijana Drndarski)

The #dalgonacoffee craze gained a lot of attention on Instagram and TikTok during the first quarter of 2020. Videos and photos on how to make this 3-ingredient drink spread fast across various social media platforms.

Because of Covid-19, there are more people stuck at home who have idle time on their hands. Dalgona coffee was one of the firsts recipes that were tested to fill the void.

According to Insider, the how-to videos was not only pleasing to look at, but it was also a distraction amid the pandemic.

Nutella Biryani

(Photo : Unsplash / Chris Liverani)

Next to top the food trend list is one of the bizarre food combinations that came about while in quarantine. The Free Press Journal quoted it as the "worst food combination ever" based from the reactions gathered from Twitter.  

For those who don't know what Biryani is, it is a 400 years old signature dish originally discovered in the outskirts of India. There are several cooking method variations but it generally involves rice, seasoning and marinated meat. Because of its history and cooking variety, Biryani can be served in 5-star hotels and can be found on the streets at the same time.

A photo of Nutella spread across a plate of Biryani went viral because of the unusual combination. Some say the combination is unique and innovation, while others frowned upon its unique taste. 

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
(Photo : Unsplash / Whitney Wright)

Again it's all about making dishes from home that are easy to make and of course, great tasting. NDTV Food breaks down the recipe into easy -to-follow steps. The ingredients are not difficult to find. You would not regret giving this a try especially if you're craving for something sweet.

When you have time on your hands want to try something new, there's no way you can resist trying out this recipe. We know amateurs went in and did the challenge too which is why how-to videos got over a million views last March and became quite a food trend!

Dive into the craze!

Have you tried any of these recipes? If you haven't yet, it's about time you do! This year's theme is - "Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together, our actions are our future."

With time on our hands, make use of the opportunity to do something creative, fun and of course, fulfilling! There are tons of recipes and food trends out there that are easy, tasty, and doable from home.

Make it a family bonding activity, a homeschool project with the kids, or a productive excuse to distract you from wandering thoughts. There's no better opportunity to start than today. 

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