Top 3 Pandemic Cooking Trends

Top 3 Pandemic Cooking Trends

Dear Kosterina Family,

We've been spending more time at home than ever this year because of the pandemic, and because of that many of us have been engaging in old pastimes like playing board games or even making crafts. But, none of those activities beat how much we've been experimenting with cooking at home over the past 8 months.

According to a new report out earlier this month, over half (55%) of grocery shoppers say that they're eating home a lot more often than normal. And supposedly, on average, people have cooked the same exact meal 28 times since the pandemic began. How boring!
I've had some fun researching pandemic cooking trends. I’m peppering in some Kosterina recipes that match the trends in case you’re in the market for some new ideas! 

  1. HOT breakfast. Remember how breakfast used to be just coffee and a bar on the run? Here’s what we’re whipping up in our household:

Avocado Toast with Poached Egg & Crumbled Feta
Mini Egg Muffins with Turkey Sausage, Zucchini & Cheese 

  1. Bread-baking! There’s something to the sourdough trend – read up here to understand the health benefits. But our all-time favorite bread recipe is our world-famous olive bread. 

  Olive & Feta No-Knead Bread.

  1. People are looking for short-cuts. Even those of us who love cooking are getting sick of it and home chefs are looking for some hacks. We think the greatest hack of all are our flavored olive oils. Does your recipe call for sautéing chopped garlic? A ton of herbs you don’t have? Skip the chopping and just substitute in our flavored oils.

Garlic & Herb Marinated Grilled Steak
Easy Pasta with Garlic, Olive Oil, Parsley & Pecorino
Looking for some additional at-home cooking inspiration? Here are some of our favorites:
@annafgass ~ @theminimalistbaker ~ @baranbakery ~ @kalejunkie ~ @lizmoody