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Personalized Recipe Recommendation Source

Published 06/21/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for? is a recipe recommendation application that provides personalized recipe suggestions or recommendations to users. It has pictures for every recipe and users can also view a brief summary of the recipe as well as the preparation time for the recipe. Details of the recipes also include the source of the recipe and the number of servings. There are tags that may be associated with each recipe including tags like easy, low priced, prepared, quick, comfort, dinner party and much more. The list of ingredients are presented including measurements. will categorize recipes into the type of cuisine it belongs to such as American cuisine or Chinese cuisine. Core ingredients can also be identified. Users can view the diets that are compatible with the recipe and also see recipes of recommended side dishes. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The inspiration for came from the desire to get young professionals to spend more time preparing nutritious meals at home. Cooking great food does not have to be hard. With, users can use information about end-to-end cooking ingredients and techniques. Mili Mittal is a co-founder of and the application was founded in September 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

The website is well organized and it allows users search for a variety of keywords. All the dishes associated with the keyword are provided include other dishes that can be used as side dishes. also provide additional details about recipes which can help users understand the recipes and what the recipe consists of. Examples include specifications like core ingredients and related diets.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The web app is quite appealing with pictures, categories, a search box and many other features that make it easy for users to search for and use recipes. The pictures provide an appealing visual perspective that help to describe the recipe.

How does the registration process work?

Users can search for recipes without registering for an account. However, to save recipes and perform other functions the application offers, a user account is needed. To create an account, users provide an email address and password. Also, users need to agree to the terms of use. User login can also occur through Facebook.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is no cost associated with using the applications. Users can register for an account free of any charges or fees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Those who want to learn how to prepare dishes and various recipes will find useful. Recipes are categorized and tagged and this makes it easy to search for and find a recipe. A search box also makes it easy to locate recipes that contain certain keywords. Those on a diet or those looking for nutritious meals can search for and see samples of dishes from the application.

  • Users can explore and save recipe recommendations
  • Quiz questions are provided to understand user tastes
  • Taste data and recommended or favourite recipes can be saved
  • Recipes have pictures and images for the user to view
  • Users can search for recipes by ingredients and other keywords

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