All of us love food and more even we love cooking ourselves (or passing recipes to our partners, quietly hinting that we would like to eat a specific dish in some hours). 😉
The internet is large though and often it is difficult to find decent recipes, especially high quality recipes. Blogs such as ours can sadly only cover that many recipes every day and even us recipe writers occasionally need to crawl the internet for inspiration and then try out different recipes before we settle on one, which we might slightly tweak before we report it back to you.
Luckily finding cooking recipes seems to become easier as the internet matures and now there’s a new semantic search engine for food lovers in town: Recipe Finder.
One of the interest details about Recipe Finder is its ability to search and sort recipes with an advanced set of filters, such as servings, preparation time and soon also by calories ((The team tells me that the search by calories has been implemented already but they are still checking the results and reindexing all crawled sites. This feature should be integrated by the end of next week)).
Other great features are the inclusion of found images and the highlighted commentary for indexed search results as can be found in the screengrabs below.
As you can see in the screengrabs, which I made on my iPad, the search results display perfectly on the iPad -both in portrait and landscape view- thus making Recipe Finder the ultimate mobile companion in the kitchen. An iPad application is also in the works.
Sometimes though, rather than looking for a specific recipe, you might want to look for inspiration and let images do the work. RF provides an awesome search by images, focusing only on images and cutting out all possible clutter from the search results. Short recipe descriptions are shown upon hover, together with the option to quickview the recipe inline.
Recipe Finder has been built from scratch by IOIX, one of the leading Japanese online marketers. The team consisting of contributors from Japan, Ukraine, The Philippines have built the custom ASM search engine, which allows to easily develop semantic search verticals completely with in-house code.
Check it out and remember… whenever you need to look for a recipe, there’s always Recipe Finder ((Disclosure: I am Project Manager at Recipe Finder))!