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How Online Recipe Reviews Are Useful

Do You Read an Online Recipe's Reviews?

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?

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fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Roaring, Isn't it? I almost pea-ed my pants laughing. ;)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 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 susanec 6 years
OMG, the peas. Or corn or spaghetti. Wow. That's why I skim the comments for pertinent info and ignore the rest.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 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 fuzzles 6 years
You must.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 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 tigr3bianca 6 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 AmberHoney 6 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; and I love the site.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Only if it's a user submitted recipe, such as the ones on (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 and
amber512 amber512 6 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.
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