As a certified foodie, you’ll know that there are hundreds of places to go when you’re in need of a new recipe. Whether you search through the pages of your most belPreview (opens in a new tab)oved cookbook, or simply google your favourite dish – you’ll have access to a tasty recipe to try in just seconds. However, this also means that we are constantly inundated with thousands and thousands of recipes to choose from, making the decision process that much more difficult! For example, a simple search for ‘bolognese recipe’ into google churns out 30,800,00 results.
With that in mind, here are some alternative ways to seek out new recipes online!
1- Instagram Chefs
The rise of social media popularity has brought new chefs from around the globe into prominence, allowing them to share recipes at just the click of a button. This means that we now have easy access to a whole host of new recipes and flavours – with an easy how-to guide contained within a simple Instagram caption or Facebook post. You can streamline your search via Instagram by using hashtags, simply choose your favourite cuisine and try out whatever recipes to catch your eye!
2- Image search
Sometimes, you’ll come across a photograph on social media that looks simply mouthwatering. However, what are you supposed to do when there is no recipe attached and you aren’t sure where to start?
Luckily, Google’s advanced image search can help – especially the tool that allows you to reverse search images and find their original source. Usually, when you find the source of the image, you will then be able to find the attached recipe. Otherwise, they may come up with suggestions for similar images that can help you locate an equally delicious recipe. Either way, it’s a win-win situation!
There are many different ways you can get the most out of googles advanced image searching, check out this useful how-to guide, https://setapp.com/how-to/use-google-image-search-like-a-pro that breaks it down for you!
3- YouTube tutorials
If you’re only just beginning to test out your cooking skills and abilities, there are plenty of resources online to guide you in the right direction, from teaching you the basics to instructing you on how to choose the best kitchen essentials. Another great tool to utilise is the step-by-step video guides on YouTube – watching them allows you to develop a clear understanding of what you need to do and when – helping you avoid any culinary disasters.
Here is a great example to get you started!
4- Online Groups
Another way to make the most out of social media is through joining online groups designed to share recipes and ideas. There are plenty of online communities that you can get involved in to treat your taste buds to something new and exciting. Furthermore, joining a community group also allows you to share your own recipes with other foodies.