San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2005
This week, FoodieView (http://www.foodieview.com) launched an innovative search engine which allows users to find recipes from dozens of food websites. FoodieView presents the recipes sorted by rating to help pick out the best recipes. With a simple mouse click, users can narrow down the flood of results by ingredient, cuisine, special diets, or popular celebrity chefs like Martha Stewart or Emeril Lagasse. FoodieView also provides a free recipe box to store favorite recipes for easy later retrieval.
"Searching for recipes on the web can be a pain," said Howie Wang, creator of FoodieView. "You usually end up going to several websites to research one dish. Then you have to figure out how to get around on each website. If you're using a general purpose search engine, it might not even take you to a recipe page; it might be a review of a cookbook. Then if you want to save a recipe, you have to register, and then login at each site. We're trying to solve all these problem with FoodieView by creating a simple, one-stop place for people to find recipes."
Serving Up Quality, and Quantity
The number of results for a search can be dizzying, but FoodieView helps visitors wade through all the recipes with an easy-to-use interface. A search for "chicken recipes" returns thousands of results, too many to view at one time, but a user could narrow down the results by clicking on a link on the FoodieView page for Italian recipes. The user can zero in even further by selecting other categories, low carb recipes, for example. Many of the recipes are rated so visitors can quickly see the most promising recipes at the top of the results.
One of the clever tips provided by a user was to use FoodieView to clean out your refrigerator. Just type in the ingredients that you happen to have on hand, and see what recipes turn up. The results often lead to interesting dishes that may not have come to mind otherwise.
While recipe sites abound on the internet, finding authentic, well-tested recipes can be challenging. The sources for FoodieView's search include the major cooking websites, such as Epicurious, AllRecipes, Recipezaar, and Food Network, as well as small, but invaluable sites, like authentic ethnic food websites and food blogs. "We handpick the sites that we include to provide the best experience for the user," said Wang. "Our goal is to be both the most comprehensive and the highest quality recipe collection on the web."