Now here at BURN towers we all love our food. It’s one of the true joys in life and second only to drink in our opinion.
That said, even we were alarmed by a new site called Foodista. It brings the concept of the Wiki to cooking instructions, which in our view is a recipe for disaster.
The site, which was brough to our attention by the latest issue of Springwise, allows users to edit the recipes that are posted with their own additions and amendments. The idea is that rather than returning thousands of results against a particular search term, the site (through the editorial control of it’s users) will instead attempt to perfect a smaller number of recipes.
However, the site seems fundamentally flawed to us. Surely variety is the spice of life as far as food goes. After all we’ve all got different tastes.
Part of the fun of browsing through cookery books or sites is sifting through recipes and deciding which tickle our fancy. After all we’ve all got particular ingredients we hate.
If users keep editing a small number of recipes with their own favourite twists, then what’s the point in bookmarking a favourite dish if it could be your worst nightmare when you next return. And never mind the damage the wannabe Heston Blumenthal’s could do by adding in their own ‘special’ creative thinking. After all, liver in anything never works.
Hot or not? Not I’m afraid…