April 14, 2021


Simply The Best Food

Our top rated recipes of 2020. Like the #stew that broke the world wide web

It was the most read, and we surmise the most cooked, recipe of 2020 at Irish Occasions Foods, but not everyone is on board with Alison Roman’s chickpea stew, or spiced chickpea stew with coconut and turmeric, to give it its good title. The online feeling, which to start with appeared in the New York Periods, has proved to be devisive, but that did not end us producing it, in our droves.

Is it a stew, or is it a soup? That was the question several of us posed when we chopped, fried and simmered our way by the recipe. With two cans of total-fat coconut milk heading in, it surely came out more of a (really don’t count the calories) soup when I created it. But a lot is dependent on the greens you include to the aromatic broth spinach and chard wilt down to a fewer significant mass than say kale, or the collard greens Roman phone calls for.

In any scenario, we necessary a little something to use up all individuals chickpeas stockpiled at the commence of the pandemic and for quite a few of us, this strike the location. Judging by how typically it nevertheless pops up amid the most-browse foodstuff content at irishtimes.com, it nevertheless provides.

Lemon cheesecake bars with lemon curd drizzle. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Baking recipes done particularly properly throughout 2020, and we are not conversing about sourdough and banana bread. Pastry chef Aoife Noonan joined the Irish Occasions Foods staff in 2020, and made her mark from the get-go. Viewers loved her lemon cheesecake bars so considerably that it became our 2nd most read through recipe of the calendar year. With their ginger biscuit base, creamy lemon filling and lemon curd drizze, these brought a ray of sunshine to dreary Oct days.

Apple, Cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography
Apple, Cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Noonan is also dependable for our third most well-liked recipe of 2020. Her apple, Cheddar and thyme scones promised a mild and pillowy interior as properly as an strange savoury twist on a teatime vintage, and the accompanying Harry Weir photograph of just one break up open and slathered with butter had us functioning to the kitchen area to whip up a batch.