Visual Recipes is a recipe web site with a difference… it features a community of cooking enthusiasts who share recipes with step by step pictures. You can search for something to cook for dinner or a light snack, find the needed ingredients, and follow the step-by-step instructions complete with pictures at every step. Makes cooking easily and more fun for even geeks like me!
As Penny recently took photos of her pizza making process, I told her it’d be perfect if she added that to Visual Recipes. This way people can get to know how to make her “Simple Pizza” and she could hopefully draw more people to her food blog. It’s simple to add your recipe, just follow these steps:
Step 1 – Create A Free Account
Step 2 – Upload up to 22 photos you took while preparing your recipe.
Step 3 – Write a caption for each photo describing what you are doing.
You can see how simple her Simple Pizza on Visual Recipes is.
We learnt that submitted recipes actually go through an editorial process first by the site owner before it gets published. There seemed to be no direct way for submitters to list their web address, so Penny had to add it in the comments on her own recipe submission. Traditionally, web designers tried to trap users on their own site with little outbound links. We’re living in a world of links now and depriving users the ability to link to their blogs or web sites destroys motivation based on ownership of ideas. Really hope Visual Recipes will fix that.
Looks like they just did. The Visual Recipe developer (didn’t get a name) promptly responded in the comments below and stated that they’ve added a new input field for submitters to add their web address. Hooray! I love how more developers are so responsive to us bloggers!