Cookin’ With Google: Food Recipe Custom Search Engine

ResearchBuzz has created a custom search engine geared toward cooking.  You can find the engine here.  This is a great way to create a meal based on what is in your refrigerator.  I’ve been reasonably impressed with the results. Details after the jump!  If any of you are on an extendable browser, I will be happy to help you add this search engine to your browser.  In the meantime, for those of you on firefox … check out this page on how to create bookmarks with keywords.


From the RB site:

Cookin’ With Google allows you to provide a list of ingredients (what’s in the fridge?) and get back a list of recipes that Google finds for you.

Judy Hourihan had the great idea of Cookin’ with Google. Thanks Judy!

Right now Cookin’ with Google will find you recipes in several different categories, including:

  • General
  • Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Weight Watchers
  • Worldwide Cuisine
  • Atkins Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Seafood
  • Crockpot

Enter a few ingredients and then use the refinements option to narrow down the types of recipes you want. You can choose from the different categories listed above.

New ideas are always welcome! E-mail .

Some Search Tips

* Try searching for both items plural and singular. Searching for avocado apple gives very different results from avocados apples.

* Sometimes if you enter too many items you’ll narrow down your search too much. Try starting your search with just two or three ingredients.

* Try tossing in a cooking-related word, like broil or sautee [SIC]. Conversely if you want to avoid certain words you can also exclude them; try excluding words like fry or lard.

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