October 25, 2009 6:44pm CST
You know the ones I mean - the ones you grandma used to make but the recipe has been lost. Or, the speical sauce that your favorite restaurant used; but, they are now closed or you moved to an area where they are not located and you are just dying for a taste of some. I have found a site that specializes in just that type of recipe! They publish 2 "editions" consisting of 5 recipes each week with the recipes they have located for people who sent in requests. The archives go back to 2000, so there are thousands of recipes you can access for free; even if you are not looking for a "lost recipe". A friend told me about this site and I am so impressed; I am passing it on. Here is a link - http://www.hungrybrowser.com/ If you go to the most popular requests link, you can find listings for those recipes that come on the back of boxes, recipes for specific restaurants, and different health conditions (diabetic, egg free, gluten free, etc) and even recipes from school cafeterias! It also tells you where you can find hard to locate products and recipes and owners manuals for specifc cooking appliances - donut makers, shell makers. There is also a page listing "puzzlers" - those recipes that are still being looked for where you can help others if you have recipes for things that have been requested. This site is definately worth checking out and I personally can hardly wait to try some of these recipes for myslef and my family.
26 Oct 09
The problem with loost reciepes in my family is mainly based on the fact that they have been keeping the recipe in the mind and never written it down, as why did they need to do that when they knew how much they needed of each ingredient *sigh*
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26 Oct 09
A lot of recipes never were written down in the past either because they were taught and memorized from one generation to the next or they were so common that everybody knew them. If you can give some idea what the recipe was called, a basic description, and some of the ingrediants; the guy that runs this site seems to be able to locate many of these recipes. If you manage to locate some of your families lost recipes on this site, you will be a hero.
26 Oct 09
That would be right, but i also believe alot of old family recipes tend to be addapted to the taste of the family and region the family is from, though the roughly recipe might be found on there or through other older cooking books.