Somebody’s grandparent’s recipe
Simmer down, experimental chefs—we’re going back to the basics. This year, Gen X and Boomers will say goodbye to over-the-top eating experiences and embrace their roots (or somebody else’s!). Gather ‘round the table for traditional dishes from all over the globe. It’s the oral history we need in 2022.
Some meals are meant to be delicate. Others are meant to warm your soul. Food creator and photographer Waseem Hijazi brings all the cozy feels with simple, easy vegan dishes. Follow Waseem for global-inspired recipes like zaatar tortillas, lentil pasta and homemade hummus.
“I could write a love letter to the humble stews and comfort foods of the world. This year I’m craving traditional recipes rooted in heritage. Bring on all the Turkish coffee cake and mango chips, please.”
Ancestral eats in Canada
One country where Ancestral eats will spike in 2022 is Canada. Drawing from the diverse cultures of its citizens, Canadians will turn to traditional staples from around the globe. Searches for authentic Greek recipes and traditional Scottish foods will rise in this region in the year ahead.
Help people replace the modern meal with global cuisine. Inspire them to turn a basic chicken dinner into a South African or Filipino delicacy with specific spices and ingredients.
Offer traditional kitchenware and appliances to help people cook up heritage recipes, such as clay pots and samovars.
Lean into unique culinary experiences from around the globe and offer foodie travelers destination-specific food itineraries to take their taste buds on vacation.