It’s interesting to see how some foods fall out of favor only to come roaring back years later. This decade, we’re witnessing a resurgence of several classic dishes, each making a comeback for more reasons than just nostalgia. They’re showing up on our plates not only for their rich flavors but also for their health and sustainability benefits. Take a closer look at these timeless foods that are capturing the hearts of a new generation.

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Fermented Foods

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Step back in time with fermented favorites like kimchi and kombucha, now celebrated for their gut-friendly probiotics and bold, tangy flavors. These ancient preservation techniques are once again on everyone’s shopping list, adding a burst of flavor and health benefits to meals.

Try this: How To Ferment Vegetables

Sourdough Bread

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The art of sourdough baking has risen once more! This crusty, airy bread made from a simple starter instead of yeast, brings a chewy texture and a slightly sour taste that enhances everything from a plain butter toast to a hearty sandwich. It’s the perfect blend of tradition and taste.

Use your starter to make: Sourdough Discard Pancakes

Ghee

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Ghee, the golden elixir of clarified butter, is having its moment again. Revered in ancient Indian cooking, it’s prized for its nutty flavor and high smoke point, making it the chef’s choice for frying spices or topping a warm bowl of rice. It’s also well tolerated by those who can’t digest dairy well since the milk proteins are extracted in the clarifying process.

Cottage Cheese

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Cottage cheese is rolling back into the spotlight, shedding its old-school diet food reputation. It’s creamy, high in protein, and incredibly versatile, perfect for blending into smoothies or adding a rich texture to salads and pancakes.

Try it in this: French Toast Smoothie

Bone Broth

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Bone broth, with its deep flavors and reputed health perks, is simmering back into our lives. It’s perfect for sipping on its own or as a base for soups and stews, packing every spoonful with nutrients.

Ancient Grains

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Quinoa, amaranth, and spelt are reclaiming their ancient glory. These grains add a nutritious twist to meals, packed with flavors that have stood the test of time.

Try this recipe: Breakfast Grain Bowl

Birria

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Birria, the savory, spicy stew from Mexico, is now trending far beyond its traditional roots. Enjoy it in tacos, quesadillas, or simply as a rich, hearty soup that’s perfect for any gathering.

Make this recipe: Smoked Quesabirria Tacos

Ube

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Ube, the vibrant purple yam from the Philippines, is capturing hearts worldwide with its sweet, earthy flavor and striking color, making every dish Instagram-worthy.

Try this recipe: Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Seaweed

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Seaweed is swimming back to culinary prominence, praised for its sustainability and packed with umami flavor, it’s turning up in snacks, salads, and even main dishes.

Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are popping back onto the scene. These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients, ideal for sprinkling over yogurt or blending into smoothies for a textural twist.

Artisanal Ice Cream

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Forget ordinary flavors; artisanal ice cream is swirling its way back with a blast of unique and high-quality ingredients that turn each scoop into a luxurious treat.

Try something different like this: Strawberry Granola Rose Hip Ice Cream

11 Foods You’re Cooking Wrong and How to Fix It

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We all have our kitchen strengths, but let’s face it—there are a few foods we might be getting wrong without even realizing it. From the simple steaming of rice to searing the perfect steak, cooking is full of little techniques that can make or break a dish. This article is your chance to stop those cooking faux pas in their tracks. Take a closer look at these common foods that often fall victim to missteps in the kitchen and learn how to do them justice.

Read it Here: 11 Foods You’re Cooking Wrong and How to Fix It

13 Ingredients That Will Take Your Baking From Blah to Wow

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Baking magic happens when you introduce unexpected ingredients into your usual recipes. Transforming everyday cookies and cakes into standout delights is easier than you think. This guide will explore a dozen game-changing additions that promise new flavors and textures, making your baked goods anything but ordinary.

Read it Here: 13 Ingredients That Will Take Your Baking From Blah to Wow

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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