Shareable Tradition

Comfort food is portioned for communal eating

Implications - Traditional comfort foods, such as pasta, are being reformatted for collective consumption. Foods that are portioned for easier sharing are popular among consumers, as it not only enhances the dining experience, but also allows them to try several dishes in one sitting. When applied to more traditional cuisines, this communal approach to eating encourages family bonding in a way that is both novel and experiential.
SCORE: 5.6
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 4,786 Total Clicks Dec 14 - Mar 17
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Bacon Macaroni Bites - These Easy to Make Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes are Ideal for Portion Control
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 385 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 15
Bacon Macaroni Bites
These Easy to Make Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes are Ideal for Portion Control
If you like macaroni and cheese but you want a smaller, portion control version to enjoy this bacon macaroni bites version might be right up your ally. The dish is served as mini cupcakes making it... [More]
Spaghetti-Topped Cakes - The Meatloaf Cupcake is an Unusual Twist to a Traditionally Sweet Dish
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 1,727 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 15
Spaghetti-Topped Cakes
The Meatloaf Cupcake is an Unusual Twist to a Traditionally Sweet Dish
The Meatloaf Cupcake combines the love of cake and your favorite savory pasta dish. Topped with spaghetti, the “cupcake” is composed of gooey fresh mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes,... [More]
Baked Pasta Poppers - This Meatball-Featuring Spaghetti Recipe Makes Unique and Tiny Tasty Treats
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 2,142 Clicks Pub: Dec 4, 14
Baked Pasta Poppers
This Meatball-Featuring Spaghetti Recipe Makes Unique and Tiny Tasty Treats
This spaghetti recipe turns a plate of pasta into a delicious bite-sized snack. From Amy Erickson at Oh, Bite It!, the spaghetti and meatball poppers involve putting cooked noodles, Italian style... [More]
Shareable Grilled Cheese Appetizers - This Giant Grilled Cheese is Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 194 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 16
Shareable Grilled Cheese Appetizers
This Giant Grilled Cheese is Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday
The ‘Food52’ blog recently put together a recipe for a giant grilled cheese sandwich that is perfect for any party. With Super Bowl Sunday only days away, this recipe provides a simple... [More]
Mini Chili Cups - These Single-Serve Portions of Chicken Stew are Ideal for Parties
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 292 Clicks Pub: Dec 30, 15
Mini Chili Cups
These Single-Serve Portions of Chicken Stew are Ideal for Parties
For hosts looking for a sophisticated way to serve classic comfort food, these homemade chili cups offer the popular chicken stew in a bite-sized portion serving that is ideal for parties and events.... [More]
Snack-Sized Lasagna Cups - This Recipe Uses Wonton Wrappers to Create Mini Lasagnas
SCORE: 3.4
This Month and Untested 46 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 17
Snack-Sized Lasagna Cups
This Recipe Uses Wonton Wrappers to Create Mini Lasagnas
For those who are looking for a quick appetizer or simply a faster way to enjoy a familiar comfort food, The Washington Post’s recipe for mini lasagnas is the perfect solution. With a growing... [More]
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