500,000 recipes indexed

500,000 recipes indexed – that’s a lot of data inputting! Many people assume that this is an automated process – no, it’s all done manually!  It’s the only way we can provide such precise and accurate recipe searches by ingredients and categories.  No other recipe search engine does this!  We have a wonderful team of indexers headed by Deborah who take on any challenge they’re given. 

Larousse Gastronomique (3,880 recipes), Joy of Cooking (3 editions and 8,614 recipes), Noma (86 new ingredients), Modernist Cuisine (144 new ingredients – see below) were amongst the more challenging projects.  The largest EYB Bookshelves have around 200,000 recipes – most belong to libraries: French Culinary InstituteJohnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts and more recently America’s Test Kitchen, but some personal collections are also coming close.

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