Google Recipes

Google has just launched a new product — “Recipes”, which is a search engine for you to find recipes in multiple languages from different recipe websites.

Comparing to these top 10 professional recipe websites, Google Recipes has some advantages as well as some shortcomings:

Google Recipes

I. The advantages of Google Recipes

Google Recipes has just cover the shortages of those recipe websites:

1. You can search recipes from many websites

Google Recipes indexes many recipe websites, such as AllRecipes, Epicurious, Food, and so on.

2. You can search multiple languages

Besides English, Google Recipes is also available for you to search recipes in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and some other languages.

3. You can filter your search results

You can filter the result recipes by ingredients, cooking time and/or calories, and you can also search recipes from an indexed site by adding the following content behind the search keyword:


Besides the above three main features, Google Recipes is also available for you to preview the picture, the cooking time, the calorie and some other information of every recipe.

II. The shortcomings of Google Recipes

As a search engine, Google Recipes has some shortcomings:

1. It doesn’t index so many recipe websites

Although Google Recipes has indexed many famous recipe websites, but not all, for example, it has no results from Chow, which is really a nice recipe website as mentioned before.

2. It doesn’t offer suggestions

You can’t get suggestions about what recipes are popular, what are new, what are good for Christmas, etc., as you can do with most of those recipe websites.


Google Recipes is good for you to search recipes from different websites when you know what food to search.

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  1. Alvan Lewis
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    When is Google Recipes going to come to Canada? It does not show up on our Google search engine.

  2. Young
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    @Alvan Lewis That’s a good question and I think Google is thinking about it. 🙂 Hope it can work out soon.

  3. Edwin D Cummings
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    How do I get Google recipes on my computer?

  4. Posted September 2, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I also need to know how to get Google recipes search engine available in my browser!

  5. Young
    Posted September 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    @Esther Lesperance Did u mean a browser extension? As far as I know, there are no extensions for Google Recipes yet, but you can visit its site directly.