Food hacks: The cooking tricks and culinary shortcuts that went viral in 2020

People really cooked a lot this year — or at least claimed they did on Instagram. But for every person who tried their hands at sourdough bread and whipped coffee, many seemed to be more concerned with gaming the kitchen system.

Below are the top viral food hacks of 2020.

Opening a wine bottle without a corkscrew

No longer will your party whine about not having a corkscrew with this handy hack. All you need to pull it off are the basics that any thirsty oenophile ought to have: a wine bottle, an athletic shoe and (of course) a sturdy tree.

Cutting cake with a wine glass

Is the traditional method of cutting a cake too hard? Are you unsure of what to do with all your wine glasses? This hack manages to solve both of those problems in one fell scoop. This party-approved hack recently went viral, prompting

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TikTok reveals the top 10 food trends that went viral in 2020

TikTok narrowed down the 10 most popular food trends on its platform.

The social media app released “The Year on TikTok: Top 100,” an extensive list that shouted out some of TikTok’s best viral moments in 2020. And naturally the food category racked up billions of views with several creators sharing recipes, fads and hacks.

Here are the top 10 food videos that made it onto TikTok’s year-end list.


1. Strawberry pancake cereal tutorial

Chef and food influencer My Nguyen wowed more than 1.6 million TikTokers since May with her baked mini pancakes that are blended with strawberry milk powder. Berries and syrup complete the dish, no milk needed if you don’t want to go the literal cereal route.

2. Easy whipped coffee how-to   

The whipped coffee trend was one of the most popular activities to take off at

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Everything to know about the viral dish

Step aside, pancake cereal. There’s a new quarantine cooking craze taking the internet by storm. 

Since the beginning of August, social media has seen the rise of cloud bread, an easy, three-ingredient bread that comes out of the oven looking like a fluffy cloud. Videos show people ripping the bread in half to reveal a cotton candy-like texture, and most users add food coloring to make it look extra pretty.

As of the week of Aug. 17, the dish has inspired over 2.2 billion TikTok videos and over 35,000 Instagram posts, all tagged with #cloudbread.

“It’s so fluffy, and it just looks like such a nice texture,” San Francisco-based food influencer Alyssa Wang says. “It’s just very aesthetically pleasing to watch.”

Here’s everything you need to know about your next quarantine cooking obsession:

What is cloud bread?

Like Dalgona coffee, pancake cereal and other dishes that have gone

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