Blog updates, filter-recipes-by-website, and more
Lastmod: 2021-03-10

Welcome to another almost-fortnightly RecipeRadar update.

There have been a few developments since the last update:

  • Our first feature-related blog post, “An introduction to ingredient parsing” went live in early November - part of a series with follow-up posts coming soon

  • We’ve completed a large-scale refactoring (re-organization of code and data) to make it easier to manage and correct the information that we store about ingredients. As a side-effect, this has further improved our recipe indexing performance.

  • We’ve added the ability to filter search results by recipe website. If you have a favourite recipe website, or if there are websites that you don’t like, you can now choose to show/hide those in your search results.

  • The application now displays dietary properties alongside each recipe, indicating whether they are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian

Four icons indicating the dietary properties of a recipe

Coming up next

The largest work-in-progress feature is the long-awaited collaboration feature, restoring multi-device application sessions.

It’s proving difficult for the engineering team to get traction on - the design in particular is fairly complicated and important to get right, but we’re working on it.

Additionally, we have some smaller features that we’re hoping to look at soon:

Finally, we’re still hoping to surface recipe nutritional information once this is available via the recipe-scrapers library. More news on that when we have it.