butter board
Officially taking over from charcuterie boards, the newer butter boards are perfect when hosting parties. Image Credit: Shutterstock

As you plan for meals in the upcoming Christmas and the holiday season, you might be turning to TikTok or Instagram for inspiration. What’s trending in the world of food?

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Instead of sticking to the same tried-and-tested recipes, this year, go bolder with creative culinary creations. If you’re looking to have a little fun in the kitchen this holiday season, try out trending dishes, courtesy #foodtiktok, that have drawn in billions of views in 2022:

1. Cloud bread

Delicious, photo-ready, and extremely easy to make, cloud bread involves just three ingredients. The most popular versions of this recipe say that you’re ready to make it if you have eggs, cream cheese and cream of tartar. This fluffy bread also appeals because it’s gluten-free, low-carb and qualifies as part of a keto diet. Cloud bread recipes have garnered over 3.4 billion views on TikTok – and honestly, we can see why.

2. Butter boards

If you’ve been scrolling your social feeds over the past few months, you’ve definitely encountered Reels featuring butter boards. Officially taking over from charcuterie boards, these newer versions are perfect when hosting parties. You can make butter boards sweet or savoury – all you need to do is spread out softened salted or unsalted butter on a board, and add your favourite toppings, along with toasted bread on the side. The internet is full of inspired creations, from an Asian sweet and spicy butter board to a baklava butter board with nuts and honey. Your imagination is the limit!

3. Tteokbokki or spicy Korean rice cakes

One of the most popular rice-based dishes on social media right now, this spicy, tangy street food is a staple in Korea, and is now enjoying its time in the limelight around the world. With a texture that’s similar to gnocchi, it’s full of umami and you can customise the ingredients, spice level and sauce to suit your taste. It’s a beautifully versatile dish, and one that millions of social media users have tried over the past year.

4. ‘Marry me’ chicken

It doesn’t have to end in a wedding, but this chicken will definitely help you win over all your guests. This TikTok food trend went viral for its romantic name and simple ingredients; it involves chicken breast, cooked with sundried tomatoes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and basil. Hearty and delicious, it’s extremely versatile and can be served with bread, pasta or even a bowl of rice.

5. All kinds of dips

If you’re feeling snacky, all you need are dips to pair with a bag of chips, veggie sticks or toasted bread. Hundreds of delicious dip recipes flooded people’s social media feeds this year, as home cooks devised new and creative ways to make flavourful dips. From hummus in every colour of the rainbow, to healthy, yoghurt-based dips to decadent cheese dips, there’s a recipe out there for every taste.

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