What do horseradish, champagne and tamales have in common?

Answer: they are all trending foods of December

by / December 7, 2016

Food lovers and application developers can come together and rejoice over the rhythm of food tool, which gives users a visual representation of the foods Google users are searching for and when. Brought together by the Google News Lab and data visualization designer Truth and Beauty, data is gathered using Google Trends and is presented in a clock-like representation to visualize key food trends over the years.

Some trends are obvious due to holiday cuisine, as "turkey and stuffing" rises in November and the search for "hot dogs" elevates in July. Other foods follow patterns based on a fruit or vegetable's natural season. The tool allows users to search any type of food, through several variables.