POPSUGAR Food Recipes How Online Recipe Reviews Are Useful Do You Read an Online Recipe's Reviews? by Katie Sweeney 1/16/11 8 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Although I never write any, I like to read the reviews on recipes from websites like Food Network and Epicurious. I find you can learn a lot about a recipe from the reviews, as well as get ideas for interesting substitutions. How about you? Image Source: Thinkstock Read More Recipe ReviewsRecipesCooking Recipes 15 Chicken Soup Recipes to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season Grab a Spoon and Dig Into This No-Egg Cookie Dough You'll Fall Hard For These Autumnal Recipes That Only Dirty 1 Pot or Pan Your Life Will Be Better With These Churro Lava Cakes in It — That's a Promise! POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Home Tech DIY Love and Sex Food Vegetarian Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions fuzzles 4 years Roaring, Isn't it? I almost pea-ed my pants laughing. ;) RoaringSilence 4 years fuzzles! That is amazing ahahah ALL the comments for that recipe are hilarious! They remind me of the funny youtube comments on all of chow's videos... they have some amazing instructions sometimes, but sometimes it's useless crap like "how to get a bartender's attention" or "how to fry an egg" or "how to cool water for coffee" susanec 4 years OMG, the peas. Or corn or spaghetti. Wow. That's why I skim the comments for pertinent info and ignore the rest. bluesarahlou 4 years Here's how I got around the fact that I don't like peas . . . Eliminate the peas. Substitute 5 loaves of toast instead. Spread pealess pea mixture on toast. Enjoy. Serves 3. :rotfl: fuzzles 4 years You must. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-peas-recipe/reviews/index.html fuzzles 4 years I read this on another website a while back. Someone was commenting on Paula Deen's recipe for English Peas, which, I crap you not, involved butter and opening two cans of English peas. The most legendary recipe comment. Ever. "This was outstanding! I did make a couple of modifications. I eliminated the butter, and in place of the peas I substituted one can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs." tigr3bianca 4 years I definitely read reviews to get a feel for how the recipe turns out. I don't like allrecipes but I do use epicurious and Chow. As for changing the ingredients, if I changed most of the recipe, I won't rate it. If most the reviewers changed the recipe in a certain way, I'll try it that way. AmberHoney 4 years Yes, but I dislike the people who change all the ingredients and claim their version is better. That's not a review that's an I did a better job, pat on back comment which serves no purpose to others. Which is prevelant on Allrecipes.com; and I love the site. RoaringSilence 4 years Only if it's a user submitted recipe, such as the ones on allrecipes.com. (even though a lot of times many of the reviews are only about how people substituted pretty much all the ingredients for something else.. what's the point in that?) If it's from a professional website, I trust the publishers more than the commenters. My favorite websites for recipes are chow.com and marthastewart.com. amber512 4 years Absolutely every time! Although I skim through them, but I look to see if multiple people had the same problem with a particular step or item.