We are honored to have been mentioned today on Mashable.com as one of the top 15 social media resources and one of the top 6 in the “Cooking Food” category. Thanks Mashable.com!
There are thousands of great sites for foodies on the Internet, so this is hardly a comprehensive list, but below are 15 of the best sites for food lovers, divided into three categories: buying food, cooking food, and eating food.
First of all thank you all for your feedback. Cooking school lessons will be resuming shortly (next week). We’ve been working on many lessons such as vegetables, soups and fish during the last month in addition to our strategic planning work.
We’ve compiled feedback from various sources now and I’d like to take this opportunity to present a summary of our feedback from you. I hope that we have captured it all but feel free to take this last opportunity to send along your last minute requests keeping in mind our focus on things that help people become better cooks.
Next step is to prioritize this list based on our business and our user’s goals and objectives. We will send this out via the blog by Tuesday of next week along with compiling any last minute submissions.
We can’t do everything at this time, but I certainly like the ideas you have all submitted. Here’s the master list as of today sorted only by category, not priority.
Search & Discovery
more sort topics (e.g. meat, poultry, fish, etc)
sorting by reverse date
sorting by relevance to cooking school lessons
remove desserts from vegetarian sorting
glossary or library of the whole site
global site search (not independent to each page)
better bookmarking (drill downs and lessons too)
more tags and the use off multiple tags (e.g. mains and meat)
sort by ethnicity
Blog & Community
see most recent articles in sidebar
ability to edit submitted comment replies
integrate blog into main site (higher profile link on main site page and doesn’t open in new window.
connect & communicate with other students in the school
pancakes from scratch
ability to add personal private comments to recipes
a list of classic dishes that would be taught in cooking school for example
more spice mixes like the Moroccan spice mix
links directing users to site that require signup, should take users directly to content after signup
ability to customize my rouxbe to my preferences
larger version of video (e.g. full screen or at least 480p)
Lessons & School
add a tutorial or info on where to start in the school
the ability to jump into a discussion on a lesson from anywhere
printable version of school lessons
stirfrys (macro drill-downs)
information on flavor profiling
herbs (what goes with what)
provide a certificate of completion
semester / mid term quizzes
fats and oils
beans and legumes
more rouxbe news
better design differentiation to make the site easier to understand and navigate
how to navigate the site
how to upload
how to share a recipe
Other Info & Ideas
iphone app (recipes and school)
how to stock the cupboard / pantry
make all lessons free (advertising)
no advertising (will interfere with user experience)
how to perk up not so fresh produce
highlight key seasonal ingredients
video encyclopedia or library on products (where to buy, how to buy, how to make, origins, etc)
growing herb & vegetable gardens
wine pairing for recipes
local and seasonal information
ideas for dinner party menus
specialty diets and allergies (alternatives)
personal cookbook (ability to make copy of favorite recipes for gifts (iphoto)
metric please (measurements)
menu planning and execution
side pairings for recipes
That’s it so far. Check back early next week and we will begin to pair it down and give you a sneak peak at a few planned design changes?stay tuned
BTW… What is your favorite cooking school lesson so far?