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Where can I get great recipes for a new recipe site concept?

post #1 of 9
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Hello,

 

I am working on a concept for a new recipe site that I believe cuts through the numerous sites on the market today, giving food lovers real benefit, however there is one key ingredient that I am missing – the content. To make my concept work we would need access a relatively large number of quality, inspiring recipes (which the average consumer can make), with great enticing photographs.

 

One idea I did have was to create a ‘meet the chefs’ section where we would promote 'up and coming' chefs and share their story, recipes, and restaurant in return for providing their recipes with gorgeously tempting photographs.  

 

I would be interested in any thoughts or advice the forum community could provide.

 

Thanks

 

Stuart

post #2 of 9

Wow this sounds like an amazing idea. I already love the sound of this; it sounds like you have the concept you just need content.

 

Well I guess you could start here, there are great culinary minds here who probably could fill up 30 cookbooks.

 

I wish you well and am looking forward to this.

post #3 of 9
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Chef Lenny,

 

Thanks for the reply and thanks for the support.  I am excited by the idea and what we can do in this space.  If anyone is interested in discussing this further please feel free to message me direct.

 

Regards

 

Stuart

post #4 of 9
Meet the chefs page.
Sounds like a form of the ever evolving phrase "just think of all the exposure and new customers you will get".

mimi
post #5 of 9
Without the content, you have no idea. Apparently you don't have the ability to create good content or you would just do it. Similarly you don't seem to have the ability to recognize good content and need someone else to do that for you. In other words, you have an idea to make money off other people's work without doing any real work yourself.


The CSS, loading the database and serving pages is simple. I can buy that as a turnkey solution including good search. I know people here on site capable of this as well. What are you really offering and whats the return to us? Do I get an ongoing payment everytime my recipe is displayed? How much? Why shoulfd I not share in the ongoing revenue of my work if you want to pay me just once. And certainly not just for name visibility.
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Originally Posted by phatch View Post

Without the content, you have no idea. Apparently you don't have the ability to create good content or you would just do it. Similarly you don't seem to have the ability to recognize good content and need someone else to do that for you. In other words, you have an idea to make money off other people's work without doing any real work yourself.

This was my thought too, but much better stated than any words I could have authored. This happens to me all the time in my current nonculinary job. They call it "managing", which it is, but taken too far it becomes plaigeriam and Usery.

Please Try to refine the concept so there is something in it for the contributors to benefit or profit from.

Right now all I'm seeing is a web designer with an idea but not content with which to realize the idea. There are a jillion recipe sites already so not sure why this would be unique or draw hits.
Edited by BrianShaw - 7/1/16 at 9:01am
post #7 of 9
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Phatch,

 

Thanks for your comments.  You are right that without the content I dont have the idea.  However I do have the ability to identify good content, I am just not a chef.  The internet is full of recipes (too full).  I could get content from there.  I could approach all the other websites and aggregate it but I wanted to take a different approach,  To use recipes from the chef community to inspire consumers to eat and live better.  I appreciate that there are ways to create a site but if it was so easy everyone would do it, but from the ones that do very few cut through.  I believe that the exposure my solution could provide would be sufficient in return the recipes but I would fully understand if you would take a different view.   At this stage I cannot go into more detail about the idea but please let me know if you want to discuss it further

post #8 of 9
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Brain,

 

The whole reason why I am on this site is because I am not into plagiarism.  I have come to a specialist site to discuss further with the hope of collaborating with great chefs. I would also be happy in exploring profit share opportunities.

 

I don't want to go into the full details here but if you are interested in exploring this further, please message me direct

post #9 of 9
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All,

Many thanks for the comments and feedback. Ok let’s get more specific!

I am not a chef but a creative problem solver; in my ‘day job’ I find solutions to customer problems. The idea came to me a while ago that whilst I love cook books and I have a number (as many people do) I don’t find them to be very efficient. In a typical book there may be half a dozen recipes which I would use. This is mainly because I don’t like the ingredients in the rest. Is it a problem that I have selves of inefficient cooks books are do I stop buying them, no. But why? Either because there isn’t really a problem or that cook books are inspiring as consumers want to cook more interesting, exciting and healthy meals. To me this is category which ripe for enhancement. Even if it isn’t a big problem for customers I do see that that the status quo could be improved.

So this got me thinking. What if I was able to tell you what food/ingredients I like and (perhaps more importantly tell you) what I don’t like and then recipes I search for only contain foods that I love, with none of the foods I don’t! What if I could even go further and buy a cookbook of these recipes and creat my very own bespoke printed cook book!

So I thought that surely someone has done this before and if so where can I buy this as I think it would make a great gift for me but also for a loved one. However when I looked into it couldn’t find it. The closest I have come across is a website (Yummly) which lets customers select ingredients, but it is not intuitive and pretty clunky) and a company which launched last year called This is your cookbook. This lets users print books on demand BUT the user has to select each recipe and the process is pretty laborious. With my solution I envisage it being as easy as creating in 2 minutes (gift for Mum, she is a vegetarian who loves Italian foods but doesn’t like mushrooms) to letting the user spend time to select the ingredients, allergies to exclude, calories, cooking time etc.

I have been cagey about sharing my idea as since I haven’t launched it yet. I don’t have the content to make this work and therefore it could be argued that I don’t have anything. However I do have the name, the trademark, a prototype, business plan, the system designs, the global print solution. However I am missing the most important ingredient, the content. So I probably don’t have anything as content IS KING, but I have the determination to make a success of it.

In terms of the target segment and content, my solution is versatile; from the fussy eater to the perfect gift for the loved one who has everything, I do think this could work with many different content types, indeed it could provide additional ways to monetise existing printed content enabling users to select the recipes that they would love. However it is important that the content is inspiring but can be made by the ‘average’ consumer.

Anyway I hope this gives you more information, I would appreciate any further comments, suggestions or advice.

Thanks

Stuart
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