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Per the microformats process this is an examples page documenting existing real world examples of actual tasty recipes published on the Web. Next steps are to research recipe-formats and then (only after that), proceed with recipe-brainstorming. Only URLs to actual recipes please.

Please read both process and examples before editing this page.



Recipe Lists

Recipes Examples


Whole wheat chocolate hazelnut biscotti

Whole wheat chocolate hazelnut biscotti


Wikibooks Cookbook:Hamburger

Composed of

Lentil Stew

Neriman’s Mercimek - Yummy Lentils

Mocha Brownie Cake

Mocha Brownie Cake

A Moroccan-ish Casserole

Simon Wheatley

May expand to include: variation suggestions

Fruit Salad

fruit salad (Mark Pilgrim)

Extremely detailed instructions.

Perfect Flank Steak

John C. "CSS is a series of tubes" Dvorak

Veggie Chicken Enchiladas

Veggie Chicken Enchiladas Veggie Chicken Enchiladas XML

Spaghetti primavera


Services - Sachertorte

Sachertorte (

BBC Food - Marzipanned fruit cake

Marzipanned fruit cake BBC Food Recipes - Jamaican Chicken Stew Recipe

Jamaican Chicken Stew Recipe (

Notes: No meaningful markup used. Recipes use <table> for all layout/presentation. <b>, <br>, and nested <font> used throughout. Line images separate sections of recipe. - Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe ( - Moroccan Braised Beef

Moroccan Braised Beef (

Notes: Images are the secondary headings * (class = hdr) , no sub heading markup. Recipes do not use use <li> and use <br> instead of <p> often. - Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre ( - Cranberry Cherry Relish


Note: Recipe is in text format using <pre> inside a <td>. - Muffins Zucca e Radicchio

Muffins Zucca e Radicchio ( - Asian Rice Salad

Asian Rice Salad (

b and br markup, no headings. Ingredients displayed in table, one ingredient per row - 3 columns: first for quantity or measurement number, second for measure type if there is one (c, ts, tb, etc.), third column for the ingredient type.

Good Living: Sydney Morning Herald - Asparagus and herb frittata

Asparagus and herb frittata ( Sydney Morning Herald: Recipes)

Note: An article about Asparagus contains this recipe.

Measurement units note: This recipe mixes, tbs, cm, ml, and g.

Real Cajun Recipes: Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee (

Recipe is formatted with table/nested table

Special Note* MacGourmet is software which allows creation, import (of other recipes and recipe formats), export of recipes, Publishing of recipes to MovableType, Blogger, TypePad, and Blojsom weblogs. Categorization and search features. It would be good to see how these recipes are formatted. MacGourmet - 'iTunes for recipes' and can create/export shopping lists for the recipes (including to PDA, iPod, etc.), Demo available at link. Also see wiki page recipe-formats#MacGourmet

BigOven: Angel Hair with Tomatoes, Basil And Arugula recipe

Recipe Example: Angel Hair with Tomatoes, Basil And Arugula recipe (BigOven).

BigOven - recipe software application with an online collection of recipes which were submitted from registered site users or published, exported from its software users. Published recipes can be rated online, and additional tags/categories or ingredients can be applied to published recipes. Also see the recipe-formats#Big_Oven wiki page.

Recipe output for the site uses span tags with id to format or link information. HTML format: ingredients are in table format. Uses br, no p tags.

This is an example recipe format from the site:

Gopher: Fudge Recipe


Note: this is gopher: (may not work in all browsers, will with Firefox)

Format plain text -- formatting line breaks, sometimes dashes for ingredient lists, underlining of title. Whitespace preserved with pre tagset.

Recipe consists of:

Another Recipe collection on Gopher at the Online Book Initiative:

gopher:// Faworki

Recipe example: Faworki ( Lists Example

Google Base

Composed of:


The Crepe Vine

See The Crepe Vine.

    <span class="menu2">APPETIZERS</span>
    <p>IMPORTED CHEESE PLATE & BAGUETTE ..........13<br>
    TUNA TARTARE ..........8<br>
    fresh tuna with roasted shallot aioli, and lotus chips<br>
    BRUSCHETTA ..........8
    tomato, garlic, basil, chevre, olive oil and balsamic on crostini<br> 
    STEAK TARTARE .......... 12
    Horseradish aioli, caramelized shallots, and potato hash<br>
    BABY BEET SALAD ..........11
    candy cane baby beets, sherry vinaigrette and herb goat cheese

Luigi Ortegas

See Luigi Ortegas

<div id="e2" style="position: absolute; left: 212px; top: 500px; width: 596px; height: 39px;">
<span class="text">
    <span style="font-size: 16px;">
    Cheese Pie ............ 6.99<br>
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese.<br>
<div id="e3" style="position: absolute; left: 212px; top: 544px; width: 596px; height: 135px;">
<span class="text">
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Meat Toppings:
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    ADD EXTRA $1.00 EACH<br>
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Giant Pepperoni, Sausage, Salami, Beef Meatballs, Canadian Bacon, Mortadella, Real Bacon, Chorizo and Anchovies.<br>
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Veggie Toppings: ADD EXTRA $1.00 EACH<br>
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Sauteed Mushrooms, Sauteed White Onions, Sauteed Green Bell Peppers, Black Olives, Grilled Eggplant, Sun Dried Tomatoes, 
    Jalapenos, Fresh Basil, Fresh Cilantro, Grilled Zucchinis, Pineapple, Roma Tomatoes and Elephant Garlic.
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Cheese:  ADD EXTRA $1.50 EACH<br>
    <span style="font-size: 12px;">
    Mozzarella, Feta, Cheddar, Fresh Mozzarella and Ricotta.<br>

Next Steps

  1. Add more examples and analysis of their markup and implied schemas
  2. Research existing recipe-formats (Mealmaster, RecipeML, ...)
  3. recipe-brainstorming on a minimal recipe schema that represents the 80/20 of common properties of the examples and reuses terms from existing widely implemented recipe formats.
recipe-examples was last modified: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014