I would like to examine the evolution of the recipe, from oral to printed to digital. Recipes started as collections of ingredients passed along from one generation to the next, but somewhere along the lines home cooks begun relying on mass-produced cookbooks as their main source of culinary information; family recipes were replaced by Betty Crocker’s recipes. The internet has changed this, as people are increasingly using websites and food blogs for meal inspiration to the extent that some lovers of print are crying foul. My question is: what’s next? With Gourmet magazine closing last year, this has been a big topic of discussion among food lovers, and is especially relevant to my work at a food website.

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