Posted by: mandi bateson | May 2, 2009

What’s Cooking

I’ve just stumbled across a fantastic site and I just had to share it with you. Readers, meet Food.com (in beta when posted). No doubt a sought after domain name, Food.com have proved their worth with their knock out resource to help you collate your favourite recipes. Tasty!

fooddotcomSo obviously everything on this site is about food. This is a theme that could easily be overdone but in my early days of discovering this site I still find it cute. Fave? Install the “snackbar” which allows you to easily search and add recipes in your browser.

When you do search for a recipe, you are then given the opportunity to filter by courses, dishes & meals; cuisines; main ingredient; methods & techniques; or recipes from some of the more popular recipe libraries. I searched for chicken and filtered by Argentinian under cuisine and the 22 results made my mouth water. It is then all to easy to add your choice to the recipe box and if it’s a success I can add it to my favourites or to a collection.

What I really love about this is that I can upload my own recipe so all of the handwritten handmedowns and recipes torn out of old Women’s Weekly mags now have a safe online home. Since I normally park my laptop on the kitchen bench when I’m cooking from a recipe, this suits me down to the ground.

As a functional website, I’m impressed with the layout, particularly how the search bar moves based on your navigation. At every step there are tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the website, imperative for a beta phase but also a worthwhile idea for the most established websites. Promoting and nurturing usage of your features will drive loyalty and will help you collect more valuable information on your target market.

So for all you domestic gods and goddesses, jump in and join Food.com! While you’re at it, post your favourite recipe here so we can all feast our way through the week. Take a tangent and check out my recipe for Vietnamese Pork Rolls – delish! And as you use Food.com, don’t forget to get involved and post feedback to help the ongoing development.

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Responses

  1. […] I’m going to be adding this recipe to Food.com. Read all about it here! […]

  2. Hi
    Here is the recipe for Cauliflower and Bacon Soup.
    1/2 a large Cauliflower, cut into flowerets
    3 rashers bacon, chopped
    1 medium onion, finely diced
    4 cups water
    2 teaspoons chicken stock poweder
    1/3 cup light cream
    French Bread stick
    Parmasan cheese, finely grated

    Combine bacon and onion in a large saucepan and cook until onion is soft.

    Add cauliflower, water and stock, bring to the boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer covered for 20 minutes until cauliflower is tender.

    Blend or process the soup in batches until smooth. Return to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and add cream, reheat without boiling.

    To make Crispy Parmasan Croutons

    Slice a day old french stick into slices and then dice into small squares.

    Spray a baking tray with olive oil, arange bread in a single layer and sprinkle with finely grated parmesan cheese.

    Bake in a moderate to high oven until crisp and crunchy.

    Sprinkle over soup.

    *These croutons are also nice with some dried rosmary sprinkle on top, with pototoe and leek soup.

    • Thanks Renata, I’ll be trying this soon – sounds very yum!


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