Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even -powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!


A hundred replies later, here’s what I gathered:

— people seem to like the idea :D
— there are other projects with similar idea of making recipes publishing more communal
— there are quite a few recipe formats: Schema.org, FatHub, RecipeML, h-recipe, Cooklang
— semantic markup is a must
— discoverability will be tricky
— Nextcloud has a cookbook app; it is unclear how it works with (federated) Nextcloud Social
— name ideas: Recipedia, Cookwyrm :blobcatgoogly2:

I’m quite hyped to say the least

I have now created a repo on Codeberg with the wiki, where I'll put all gathered knowledge over the next days:


cc @garlic_onions

Recently checked out the nextcloud cookbook, which I understand uses the schema.org definition for recipes which, somewhat clownishly, types ingredients as Text (instead of a triple of unit, amount and type of ingredient). This is a very bad idea that makes automatic scaling impossible.

@hllizi yeah, okay, that is definitely not the way to store recipes. Might be useful for sharing or for Semantic Web, though.

@kytta there are so many replies it’s hard to follow where the conversation is at right now, but please keep us updated about how this is going! I’m very interested. I’m not a developer, but here to help as well

@kytta you have to call it cookwyrm. That's an amazing name!

@kytta I don't know what this is about, but I vote Cookwyrm. And if the logo isn't a dragon in an apron preparing a meal, is be very disappointed. 😏

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