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The Top 10 Google Recipe Searches of 2011

By JulieVR |

The internet has become a valuable resource when it comes to food, nutrition and cooking – recipes are among Google’s most popular searches. Between sites linked to magazines such as Gourmet and Bon Appetit, TV shows and networks like Food Network, parenting sites and thousands of food blogs, there is a virtually limitless pool of recipes to search through. In Google’s Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched, billions of Google searches were sorted through to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries, and get an idea of what the world cared about in 2011.

It seems Canadians like their recipes. So much in fact that it was one of the top search topics of 2011. In the top 10 searches, the US had topics such as Tech & Gadgets and Pop Culture. Canada had a whole top 10 of exclusively recipes, as that’s largely what Canadians search for.

In order, here are the most sought-after recipes of 2011.

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The Top 10 Google Recipe Searches of 2011

#10: Shepherd's Pie

A classic dish made with ground lamb, peas and carrots, seasoned with gravy and topped with mashed potatoes. More often it's made with ground beef, in which case technically it's not a shepherd's pie, but cottage pie. Either way, it's delicious!
The Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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