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Thanksgiving Meal Planning From A Mobile Device Changes The Day For Home Cooks Ushering In A New Era Of Digital Trends
Mobile Meal Planning is More Popular than Ever—Millions of Home Cooks Bring Digital Resources Into the Kitchen Making Allrecipes the Top Destination for Turkey's Big Day
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 23, 2012 06:00 AM
SEATTLE, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allrecipes.com, the world's #1 digital food brand with more than 1 billion annual visits, celebrated its biggest Thanksgiving ever as record-breaking numbers of home cooks visited the site during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day. The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 21, saw Allrecipes' busiest traffic day ever, shattering previous records with more than 7.9 million visits from home cooks. For the first time ever, the biggest hour of traffic on the site was between 3-4 p.m. PT, an hour later than past years. This trend shows the transition of home cooks leveraging mobile devices in the kitchen while cooking, rather than searching on a laptop or desktop and then moving to the kitchen with a printed recipe or written notes.
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Top Thanksgiving recipes of 2012:
"Thanksgiving is the most popular holiday for a home-cooked feast. Seventy percent of home cooks prepared for a Thanksgiving meals this year, and it's so rewarding to be the go-to food resource for them as they embrace the latest digital technologies, platforms and devices to simplify meal planning," said Lisa Sharples, president of Allrecipes.com. "Allrecipes has always believed digital technology, social media, and online communities would revolutionize how, when, and where cooks are thinking about their next meal, so it's thrilling for us to see the numbers continue to rise each year!"
More than 1.6 million home cooks also sought out original, made-for-web video content to gain inspiration and confidence for preparing the year's biggest feast. Allrecipes.com video views shot up 200 percent year-over-year as home cooks eagerly devoured instructional food-focused videos on the web, mobile devices and internet TVs.
What did home cooks need the most help with? Below are the top five instructional videos home cooks watched this Thanksgiving:
The top recipe videos for Thanksgiving were:
Specialized diet recipes trended up this year compared to last, with searches for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Paleo recipes during the week leading up to Thanksgiving rising 40 percent. For vegetarians, vegans, and others with dietary restrictions, the top recipes were:
Regionally, America's tastes are as diverse as the country's geography. The most uniquely popular side dish for each region is:
Families also enjoyed a second helping of Thanksgiving! The most popular leftover recipes are:
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