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BigOven is all about sharing great cooking, and this is a terrific way for family members to document and pass along their time-honored recipes and tips this holiday, a rapidly growing social network about food with over 160,000 recipes and 60,000 registered members, announces the immediate availability of BigOven Video.

"BigOven is all about sharing great cooking, and this is a terrific way for family members to document and pass along their time-honored recipes and tips this holiday," said Steve Murch, founder and head chef of

Videos can be uploaded for free to in one of four popular formats (.AVI, .MOV, .WMV, .FLV). Alternatively, if the video is already posted on YouTube, one need only provide the YouTube URL, and BigOven's servers will fetch it. Videos can be tagged with an unlimited number of keywords for flavor, cuisine, technique, ingredient list or more, just like the recipes in the 160,000 recipe archive.

Unlike other video sharing sites, BigOven is exclusively focused on food, and all videos are reviewed by an editor before going live. The result is much higher quality and more focused content. There is no charge for the video hosting service. BigOven reserves the right to accept or reject videos.

BigOven is a rapidly growing and innovative social network about food. With traffic up 400% year-over-year, and over 160,000 recipes now on the system, it's a great place to go to find virtually any recipe. BigOven brings innovative features like tagging, Try Soon Queues, RSS Feeds and more to the world of food. BigOven's unique "Leftover Wizard" ( lets any cook enter up to 3 ingredients from their fridge to use up what's on hand.

Unlike other recipe sites, BigOven also offers an optional, award-winning desktop recipe organizer for Windows which seamlessly integrates with the online archive. With BigOven for Windows™, cooks can instantly import any recipe from the archive with a click of the mouse, then drag and drop it onto a shopping list (complete with resizing), to generate a grocery list sorted by aisle. Meal plans can also be created with similar drag-and-drop ease, and a grocery list can then be created for any date range.

BigOven's unique "Try Soon" Queue™ helps get users unstuck. All free members of have an online "Try Soon" queue, letting them build a step-by-step list of what to try next. Further, other users can place suggestions directly onto the Try Soon Queue for others, making it easy to suggest a recipe for a friend for family member.

About BigOven by Lakefront Software, Inc.
Lakefront Software Inc., makers of BigOven (, is focused building the leading social network in the food category and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Founded by Steve Murch, an executive from Microsoft, Expedia, and, Lakefront Software Inc. is passionate about making software and the Internet work for consumers at home.


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