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There’s Nothing Wrong With Allrecipes

There’s Nothing Wrong With Allrecipes

Photo: ShutterstockBack to BasicsBack to BasicsWe all have that one seemingly “easy” task we’ve never quite figured out. This week, no problem is too trivial, no question too stupid. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not a hack.Food writing is a very personality-driven genre, and it has been for a while. It is not…

The Recipe for Supporting Black Eateries Isn’t Hard to Follow

The Recipe for Supporting Black Eateries Isn’t Hard to Follow

Photo: ShutterstockWhen St. Louis-based food writer Robin Caldwell wants to order vegetables from one of her favorite restaurants, she calls before she puts in a DoorDash order. “I called the owner and I said, ‘If I give DoorDash this money, and I’m telling you I want your pork chop dinner…I want you to send me…

The Olive Chicken Recipe That Restored My Faith in Cooking

The Olive Chicken Recipe That Restored My Faith in Cooking

I like my home-cooked meals to be simple: baked chicken breast with herbes de Provence scattered on top, an uncomplicated pasta pomodoro, a roasted cod drenched in salt, lemon, olive oil and some pepper. The fewer the ingredients, the more appealing the recipe. Don’t get me wrong: My palate appreciates a decadently prepared dish bursting…

Scraping Recipe Websites

The recipe importer is one of the most important features of Saffron. It allows a user to input a URL and it will attempt to extract the recipe content from that website. Behind the scenes, 2 things occur: A request is sent to the website to get the HTML The HTML is parsed into fields…

beach bean salad

beach bean salad

Considering that bean salads — a can of beans, a Good Season-ish dressing, whatever chopped vegetables struck my fancy — were a fairly significant staple of my diet in my post-college years, I was shocked, absolutely shook, to realize how sparsely they’re represented here. In fact, there’s only two and they’re among the oldest recipes…

30 Easy Side Dishes For Lasagna

30 Easy Side Dishes For Lasagna

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Advertisement Advertisement Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks Arugula Salad with Lemon and Pine Nuts Arugula Salad with Lemon and Pine Nuts RecipePeppery arugula combines with tangy lemon, salty cheese, and sweet toasted pine nuts for a perfectly balanced side salad. Slowly drizzling the olive oil into the lemon juice mixture helps emulsify…