Frequently Asked Questions:
- What should I know about participating in this community?
- Reporting spam or inappropriate content.
- Maintaining appropriate tone.
- Respecting content copyrights.
- Adding cookbooks & information to the Library.
- Voting on a recipe.
- Correcting community-sourced information (style guide).
This is a place for the 101 Cookbooks community to help each other find the best cookbooks & recipes. You can tell others which cookbooks have become indispensable to you, list off the recipes you like best from cookbook to cookbook, and get inspired by what others have to share. You can let people know when you find a cookbook you love, or a recipe that turned out surprisingly good.
To help make this a better place:
- Add and review cookbooks you love.
- When you discover a great recipe, vote for it and add helpful notes to encourage others to try it.
- Take a minute to "like" reviews that have been helpful to you.
- Correct information like author names and tags - more guidelines here.
We're building this "library" section of 101 Cookbooks with the help of a new company, Phile, and because this is the first test of their system, you will see some rough spots. If you see the occasional bug, or if you see the name "Phile" showing up in places you didn't expect, don't worry. It's normal for this part of the process.
We are working on a number of new features. For example, better search functionality. Also, the ability to click through to a range of book sellers. Some sort of photo integration, etc...we'd love to hear your suggestions as well.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email any comments/suggestion/inquiries to: email@example.com
In the interest of keeping things relatively neat, tidy, and running smoothly, I've drafted an evolving list of community guidelines. If you come across a community member who isn't familiar with these guidelines kindly point them in this direction.
- Spam: If you see anything inappropriate - for example, spam - please use your community powers to remove the offending entry, tag, etc. If that isn't possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tone: I'd like to encourage you to write about cookbooks (and recipes) you love, rather than reviewing or commenting on books you find useless. It is important (to me) to keep this a overarchingly positive place. Please keep in mind that cookbooks are often a labor of love for the authors, and some of them may visit or participate in this site. They are people like you who love to cook and who want to share their love of cooking. Fair-minded criticism is OK, but please don't write anything you wouldn't say directly to the author if he or she were standing in front of you. My hope is to create place that collectively celebrates and highlights the best components in these cookbooks, not to focus on what falls short.
- Respect copyrights: Please respect copyrights and refrain from posting actual recipes. This means recipes copied from books, or pasted from other websites. All recipes that are pasted in will be removed.
a) Cookbooks: Only add cookbooks or books with culinary recipes to the library. Culinary memoirs with recipes are certainly welcome.
b) Recipe names: Please type the names of recipes as they appear in their respective cookbooks. For consistency sake, please capitalize each significant word of a recipe name.
Tags are shared by everyone in the community, feel free to correct the information on various cookbook pages if you come across something that needs tweaking. It is helpful if you can help us do the following:
a) Capitalize each word in tags.
b) Add tags that are "obvious" (e.g., Japan or Vegan). We've been using the country of origin (e.g., Japan vs. Japanese, Italy vs. Italian).
c) Be mindful of tags that are already in heavy use the system. If 50 books are tagged "holiday" try not to introduce "holidays". The fields should pre-populate tags as you are typing them, which can be helpful.
d) Correct author names: "Peter Reinhart" instead of Peter Reinhart (Author)".
e) Because tags are shared by everyone, you shouldn't tag something as "gift for Sally".