A Twitter update from Mark Bittman led me to what is likely to be the best website for recipes on the internet: food.com. Why is this so great? Because it is an independent search engine that can search all of the main recipe sites, such as Epicurious, the Food Network, CHOW, and Recipezaar. Because each result can be filtered by source, cuisine, time and more. Because they have a toolbar that you can add to your browser. Because you can examine the entire list of ingredients on the results page without leaving the page.
Food.com is a creation of Food Network’s parent company, Scripps, and it has many of the features of another freestanding search site, Project Foodie. But the interface of food.com is far more user friendly, and the ability to easily examine ingredient lists makes it a lot easier to sort through recipes.
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