Recipe Articles

Effective November 1st, we raised our minimum article requirement from 200 words to 250 words in the article body. (UPDATE: 3/1/2011 – Minimum article requirement raised from 250 words to 400 words)

Denise then asked, “Yes, but it’s really hard I’ve found to make a recipe more than 200 words. Would there be an exception for that or do you not want recipes?”

First, you’re right … it is hard to meet the new requirement if your recipes are short. We’re not a perfect venue for recipe articles but do have a handful of expert authors who submit recipes either by themselves or as a component to their articles.

My recommendation is to either combine (2) recipes into (1) article to meet the word minimum or to add 2 paragraphs about why the recipe is important, perhaps some history on it or give some variations of it depending on style of presentation or use.

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Audrey Okaneko writes:

One more suggestion is to pick out one ingredient from the recipe and add a paragraph on why that ingredient is good for you. For example if your recipe has ginger in it, write about ginger. If your recipe has potatoes in it, write about potatoes.

Heck even dark chocolate has been said to be good for you, so writing about the value of one food would help you get to the 250.

Keep submitting recipes. Folks do search for them and articles on EzineArticles get indexed quickly.

Audrey :)

Comment provided November 3, 2006 at 12:12 PM

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Ed Howes writes:

This is very much the reverse of splitting long articles into series. How many recipes have you published? How many natural pairs can you make into new articles explaining how they compliment each other. Time to get busy. :-)

Comment provided November 3, 2006 at 3:33 PM

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I have not posted any articles on recipes so far but now I will. As a lifetime cook, I feel that a recipe is more than just the ingredients and how they are put together. A recipe is the totality of the food experience. What are the ingredients, why are the important to the recipe and how can I present the food as appetizing as possible?
Introduce love into the recipe, write about that. We all know that cooking with love makes the food taste better; let’s convey that emotion into the recipe. That should be at least 300 words.
Frank

Comment provided November 4, 2006 at 12:45 PM

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Ed Howes writes:

Frank,

You have totally aroused my curiosity. Please post on this blog again when you begin publishing your loving recipes. I cook very little but I am dying to see your inspired approach – honestly. Thanks for your post.

Comment provided November 4, 2006 at 5:47 PM

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Lance Winslow writes:

Putting two recipes in one is a good idea. I know I struggled with our secret family recipe to get over 283 words, but I was able to get it done;

http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-Ramen-with-Teriyaki-Sauce:-Secret-Family-Recipe&id=295298

Comment provided November 6, 2006 at 11:13 PM

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