February 25, 2011

Dinner Recipes Are Just A Google Away

Search engine Google has baked up yet another feature you didn't know you needed.

"Recipe View" is the latest feature that turns the search engine into an online cook book. Available in Japan and the US for now, Recipe View lets people easily find instructions for the perfect meal, AFP is reporting.

Recipe View can narrow your dish query by holiday for example, or by keying in your available ingredients and meals ideas will appear that match what is in your pantry. Searches can also be filtered by calorie count and cooking time. Besides English, Google Recipes is also available for you to search meal ideas in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.

Google product manager Kavi Goel said while introducing Recipe View, "We like to "Ëœeat our own dog food' at Google, meaning we like to test our own products and features ourselves before releasing them for public consumption. With Recipe View, we've taken this more literally than usual."

"My parents follow the art of cooking by intuition, where the right amount of each spice is measured out by gut feel, but that's never worked very well for me," Goel continued. "As a math geek and computer engineer, I prefer to work with concrete numbers and instructions, including when cooking."

Recipe View is expected to be released in other countries soon.


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