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Jun 13, 2009 11:38 AM

Food Network?

Has anyone watched a show and thought that a dish sounded great? You go to their website and download the recipe. You look at it and it is different. It could be that the measurement of the ingredients are not the same. Or maybe when and what time to add ingredients differ. What about time and temperature is not the same. I love this channel but can't stand downloading a recipe only to find it not the same. Does anyone know how to contact the Producers to correct this problem or am I the only one?

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  1. I've noticed this, and if you read the comments for a recipe a lot of people mention this problem. I tend to prefer Epicurious to for recipes, though I've certainly cooked a lot of stuff from both sites. Part of the problem is that their shows don't generally feature whole recipes. I'm not sure who does the interpreting from the show to the site, but my guess is that it's not the host, who presumably developed the recipe. I'm pretty sure that they don't test every recipe as it appears on the site, which is one reason an actual cookbook is still a good thing.

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    1. re: MMaineroe

      the host generally isn't developing recipes. there's a staff of recipe developers and testers.

    2. I've given up on unless I have a lot of time on my hands, or a good book and an adult beverage to enjoy while I surf. The entire site is just way too slow.

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      1. re: Kinnexa

        Ditto. The site is painfully slow. That said, I do still use it, but I only use recipes that are ranked five-stars by multiple reviewers. I've yet to make something bad.