Google whips up new search filter for recipes

By on February 24, 2011, 8:11 PM
Google has added a new service to its search engine that can be used to quickly find recipes online. The site's Recipe View allows you to enter queries and refine the search based on parameters such as ingredients, how long the meal takes to prepare and the amount of calories it contains. "With just a few clicks, you can customize and filter search results to show recipes with your ideal ingredients, cook time and calorie count," explains Google.

To try the service, enter a keyword in the Recipes section including specific recipe names, ingredients or even holiday and events for themed meals. For example, if you enter "chicken pasta," Google presents you with 1,070,000 results with filters for ingredients like lemon, cook times ranging from 15 to 60 minutes and various calorie counts. Recipes are also accompanied by pictures and user ratings so you know what you're getting yourself into.





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DokkRokken said:

Works as advertised. Found a Quinoa Tabouli recipe I'd lost a while back just by remembering an obscure part of the recipe. Yum! I think I'm going to like this little search function.

aj_the_kidd said:

Great for people with the munchies

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Anything that can raise awareness for dietary intake and get people to be a little more adventurous in their eating habits has got to be a plus, although most mainstream recipe sites like Epicurious already have a much more refined search function which in many cases will take into account seasonal availability and includes tutorials, wine/beer & food matching and menu planning.

Lurker101 said:

True, Epicurious may have a more refined search function, but it also has a much more limited user base. Most people aren't that aware of Epicurious whilst everybody knows about and uses Google.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

@Lurker101

Just putting it out there for the people who might be interested-if I didn't there would be at least one more person ignorant of the fact. You never know, the good food revolution has to start somewhere -man does not live by Gordon Finest Platinum and deep-fried Mars bars alone.

You could also add Cooks.com and Allrecipes.com to the list since someone looking for food ideas may not have the lateral thinking capacity to seach for " all recipes" or "cooks"

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