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: 4.8
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 4,654 Total Clicks Dec 14 - Feb 16
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Bacon Macaroni Bites - These Easy to Make Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes are Ideal for Portion Control
SCORE: 6
Warm 363 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: 5.8
Warm 1,711 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: 3.5
Warm 2,109 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: 3.8
This Year and Untested 184 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: 2.7
This Year and Untested 287 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]