Good DIY/DIT Website: Open Source Food

July 24, 2008 at 2:00 am 1 comment

So, Open Source Food is a really good website for learning how to cook on your own or sharing recipes communally. It kind of abuses the term “open source,” but the point is there none-the-less.

Some Goods

  • You can use this to learn on your own about cooking or with others!
  • You can develop recipes with other folks communally.
  • Free! Free! Free!
  • You can help shape other people’s recipes with opinions or advice, and others can do the same for you.
  • As far as I can tell, very little to no trolling.
  • Easy to use website structure.
  • Learn how to cook things and teach others! Granted, some folks are labeled “pros” – but besides that, very little hierarchy.
  • Wide range of food from all different backgrounds, very easy to search and find what you’re looking for.

Some Bads

  • Some folks are labeled “Pros.”
  • The site offers competition for you to be the best cook (Although you can easily ignore that and use it communally, but the competition aspect is built into the site’s infrastructure).
  • A few pretty crappy sizeist advertisements (but for the most part the advertisements, as I’ve noticed, aren’t as bad as other social-websites – cough facebook cough).

Overall, the website can be used as a great learning, teaching, sharing, and communal tool.

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  • 1. Lydia  |  July 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    don’t forget the always amazing … it is a vegetarian (well, vegan) only website, but it has pretty much all of the features you listed above.. and it’s wonderful!


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