Seeds beat leaves around the world

Last year was all about kale and quinoa, but in 2014 we searched for new favorites: chia seeds and goji berries.


Who eats what where?

New health foods may have increased in search this year, but old favorites remain huge. Pizza was searched more than the World Cup. Foodies in Japan searched French food more than France, hungry folk in Australia searched Argentine food more than Argentina, and spice-loving Brits searched Indian food more than India.

Global cuisine

These days we can sample dishes from every corner of the globe, but in search there was a clear winner.

'indian cuisine'
'chinese food'
'french food'

Goji is a fruit native to Asia, often known as wolfberry. High in antioxidants, goji berries were the highest-spiking superfood of 2014.

Chia seeds come from Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family native to Mexico and Guatemala, and are particularly high in fiber.

'what is a cronut'

An ingenious cross between a croissant and a doughnut, the Cronut rose to 17th on the global recipe list after its arrival last year.

Can’t cook, won’t cook, might cook

This year we searched for 'recipes' less and 'restaurant' significantly more. If we do cook, we can’t get enough of pancakes, our top global recipe search in 2014.

Big love for tiny burritos

Nine million people gave up a couple of minutes to watch a hamster stuffing its cute little face.

A question of calories

Our top slimming questions were 'how many calories should i eat in a day' and 'how to lose weight,' and the Paleo diet was the top searched way to trim down.

Top five favorite ways to have eggs:

  1. Deviled eggs
  2. Scotch eggs
  3. Scrambled eggs
  4. Pickled eggs
  5. Boiled eggs
See the 2014 lists

2014 brought us new foods and fresh chefs, but we searched resoundingly for an old favorite.

Rumbling bellies

In 2014 'i am hungry' was searched a button-popping 7x more than 'i am thirsty.'