The Most Discussed Recipes of the Year

Julia

Editor

With our shared love for cooking, baking, and eating, it’s natural that there are moments when our community cannot restrain their curiosity or urge to express an opinion or challenge the status quo.   

So, it’s no surprise that from time to time our comments section finds itself in heated discussions—sometimes it’s about taste, sometimes it’s about the science and theory behind everything. But what would food be without passion? 

So here are 6 of the most discussed recipes of the year! 

German-style leek and cheese soup

German-style leek and cheese soup

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How could a soup get more “German” than with minced meat and leek inside? A large part of our team knows this soup from classic family celebrations, but of course there are also other opinions: “I’ve never heard that this dish is supposed to be a German specialty and, visually, it’s not a winner.” Well, she’s right there, but as other users say, “Simply a treat!!!”

Freak shake

Freak shake

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The Freak Shake is truly a very special dessert, and we had a feeling that it would cause quite a stir—positively and negatively. And so, we received all kinds of comments, from “It isn't a freak shake it is a freaking diabetes shake,” to “I just love it.” There was even a request for a “How to drink a Freak Shake” video. Let’s see about this next year. 

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

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You can never go wrong with pasta, can you? Well, think again—although we received mostly very positive comments on the recipe, there was one fundamental question. Is this dish really Italian? “Pasta Alfredo doesn’t exist in Italy, it’s an American invention!”

Mexican chicken and rice casserole

Mexican chicken and rice casserole

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We can actually say that this rice casserole made many users full and happy, but there was one question that came up again and again: What is enchilada sauce? 

Although our Head of Community Marie already commented on it, we’re happy to mention it again right now: “4 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp flour, 3 tbsp chili powder, 1 can of chopped tomatoes, 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp pressed garlic, 0.5 tbsp ground onion, salt. Heat oil in a pan, add flour and chili powder. Then stir in all remaining ingredients and simmer until thickened for approx. 15 min. Happy cooking!”

Spicy and sour potato sticks

Spicy and sour potato sticks

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We always love to share national dishes and see how they get cooked worldwide, but then of course, there are sometimes culinary misunderstandings. These Chinese potato sticks caused some question marks above user’s heads: “Why is there no chicken in this dish and how firm can potato strips be to remain edible?” Let’s leave it at this: “This is the Chinese way of cooking this dish.”

Classic spaghetti carbonara

Classic spaghetti carbonara

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Although we avoided the mistake to add cream to the classic Spaghetti Carbonara recipe, it still is not enough to count as original. As we read in the comments: “The ‘real’ Carbonara is with Guanicale and Pecorino Romano only. This is no Carbonara.’

We’re already excited to read all your comments and discussions in the coming year!