The pleasure of a home cooked meal is unrivalled, no matter the time or place. However, to make different dishes every day is not an easy task. The chefs at home are capable to keeping the family together at the dinner table through various recipes that have been passed down through the ages and perfected. Given this, in a time where everyone wants to try new tastes, being able to experiment and cook a delicacy from another region is something every family looks forward to. A repository of the knowledge passed down through the ages in various families and regions in the form of recipes gives the opportunity for turning ghar ka khana into an unrivalled medley of tastes.
The Recipe Book
For food lovers everywhere, access to a proper recipe book is dream come true, especially if they are all available on a platform that is available in various regional languages and has easy search options for accessing the multitude of written and video recipes that cover various cuisines. Precise step-by-step explanations of the various minute processes that give the dishes their distinguished flavours add to the appeal of the website and app model of a recipe book.
While a lot of families have secret recipes for their signature dishes, the mind-set of keeping it close to themselves is slowly changing. Avid home cooks are happy to share their experiments and relationships with their favourite dishes in easy to follow recipe formats that allow fellow foodies and home chefs to discover them as well.
Technology and its impact
Technology and the availability of app and website based platforms allow greater accessibility. Like traditional recipe books, the platform also organizes recipes into sections based on specific factors. Given that multiple tags can be used here, the recipes can be classified based on various conditions such as region, ingredients used and the type of event that can be catered to. This allows users to zone in on the type of recipes that most suit their needs – someone who wants to make low-fat or low-fat dishes can find recipes suiting this and someone who wants a dish that can be made under 20 minutes can find suitable recipes for this too.
A recipe book platform, moreover, turns into a community of sorts that is united through mutual love for cooking and discovery of new tastes. This gives rise to new competitions based on themes like baby food and pregnancy recipes. It is an incentive for home chefs to experiment and share their discoveries; all these spread the warmth of home cooking. The community also gives opportunity for sharing various food stories and helpful hacks that can be used to better use certain ingredients or achieve a certain texture.
The personal touch through video platforms
The ability to add videos that demonstrate the entire process is a bonus. To actually see how the preparation happens is vastly more beneficial than reading the various steps involved. The entire process of cooking is less intimidating and made more accessible even to beginners through a visual aid. The food platforms that have become today’s recipe books are therefore a boon to home chefs and foodies everywhere.