Some food trends have swept the world by storm this year, creating a buzz worldwide as it went viral over social medias like Instagram among others. From cronuts to kale, these food crazes have traveled the world and reaching Lebanon. Unless you have been living under a rock without WiFi all year, you are surely aware of these foods.
Patati Patata Burger:This is like nothing before… Really! Two roast potato patties crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside hosting a rich fried potato like vermicelli filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. If you want to taste something special, that is it. Beware of its oiliness and be prepared for it.
Quinoa:Quinoa, a species of goosefoot, is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. It is quite high in protein, lacks gluten, and is tolerant of dry soil.
A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked. The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy or sesame seeds. Some also may have salt sprinkled on their surface, and there are also a number of different dough types such as whole-grain or rye.
The basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough: the hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays.