What People Were Cooking In 2021… According To Their Google Searches

tiktok pasta with feta
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By @emilyontheradio

Every year, Google sums up what people wanted to know based on what they searched for.

Recipes is just one of many on the Year In Search.

  1. TikTok pasta

This is the one with the big block of feta in the middle.

2. Bacon jam

3. Birria tacos

4. Crockpot chicken

5. Hamantaschen

This is a Jewish dessert if you didn’t know that already. My guess is a lot of people just wanted to know what it was in the first place… hence the Google search.

6. Squid Game cookie

Squid Game was also the most searched TV show… The cookie is actually a honeycomb candy called Dalgona. In the show, the players had to neatly break the shape out of the candy without damaging it (or they die). They usually used needles to do. This led to a whole challenge on TikTok.


I made the squid game cookie

♬ original sound – 𝖎𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖎

7. Baked oats

8. Cicada

Remember when Brood X came out? Yeah, people wanted to eat them. Ew.

9. Gigi Hadid pasta

Gigi got a lot of love for her Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka this year. You can see all her recipes in her “From My Kitchen” highlight on her Instagram… Click here!

10. Smashed potatoes

Here’s to another year or learning new things and trying new foods!