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Food category suggestion

  1. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    To make it more organized and easier to find stuff, could all the recipe categories be put together

    Food > Recipes >
    Beverage recipes
    Breakfast recipes
    Dessert recipes
    Main dish recipes
    Side dish recipes
    Quick and easy recipes
    Snack recipes
    Vegetarian recipes


    Also, what is "Cooking Ingredients" for?



    And, what about adding Salad Recipes (chicken salad, fruit salad, etc.) and Salad Dressing Recipes.


    Also instead of main dish and side dish recipes, why not have Meat Recipes; Casserole Recipes; Appetizer Recipes; Jams, Jellies, and Preserve Recipes; and Bread Recipes.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Whitney,

      Thanks for your suggestions.  I really appreciate all your feedback about the categories!  :-)

      I think that there are many ways to organize Food and recipes so I can understand your view.

      We did originally try to keep Food focused on recipes but we found there were many topics that came up such as Food Safety and Ethics and Traditions which broke the recipe-only viewpoint. 

      We might in the future reorganize the food category but for now, it's probably best not to disrupt the existing categories too much.

      I like your idea of "Casseroles".  I've added that as a category to Main Dishes & Side Dishes

      "Cooking Ingredients" is the catch-all for the topics that didn't quite fit into Main Dishes or Starters.  If you have any suggestions for names for this category, I am open. With 585 hubs written in Cooking Ingredients, we don't have too many options in reorganizing it.

      1. The Rope profile image59
        The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Larry,  I personally love the cooking ingredients category and have several sitting on my desktop right now that I'm working on, please leave it in.  Cooking ingredients to me means particular peppers, variations of like but different ingredients, etc.  Thanks for helping to give all of us such a terrific venue!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image66
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hi, these suggestions of yours are okay, I am planning to write hubs about food, good job!

  2. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    Is somebody hungry this morning?  lol

    Seriously, it's a good idea.

  3. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Not really. Just had a few ideas that fell into the food category, so I was trying to find where to put them when setting them up.

  4. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    I don't mean to focus food on recipes only. I was more meaning add a sub category for recipes within the Food category, and move those recipe categories that are already there into that sub-category.


    Have all the other subcategories that you have- food safety, kids and food, etc. Just add a recipe parent category with the beverage recipes, breakfast recipes, etc as children categories, so to speak.

    Why not rename it to 'Miscellaneous recipes' instead of 'cooking ingredients' if it's for the recipes that don't quite fit in to the categories as is.


    I just hope I can help. I like the category idea, although it did get some getting used to.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks very much, Whitney.  smile 

      I appreciate your comments.

      -Larry

  5. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    oh no!
    Don't take away cooking ingredients, it's my main category. smile

    1. Whitney05 profile image62
      Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not saying take it away but just rename it.  Unless I'm the only one who wasn't sure what the category was meant for. It's just not a clearly titled category.

      1. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, you're not the only one LOL I don't get much traffic.
        But, most of the hubs I write are about ingredients we cook with.

        Maybe I should put them in a different category? They don't have recipes.

        1. Whitney05 profile image62
          Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's possible. When I saw the category, my first thought was 'Huh?' Larry says it's for recipes that dont' go in the other categories, but I could see where you could write about herbs and stuff in that category. *Shrugs* It's not really titled appropriately if the intent was for miscellaneous recipes that don't have a place in the other recipe sections.

          Overall I think there could be more organization to the 'Food' category in general, especially by grouping all the recipe sub-categories under a main category 'Recipes' and of course still have all the others as main categories in the 'Food' secion.

  6. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Well what about adding condiments to the cooking ingredient category..

    I have a new hub on mayonnaise recipes and it doesn't fit anywhere that I can figure out.

    I'm also working on one for salad dressing recipes. Both could technically go there I guess, but where? I don't see a good category for either.

  7. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    What about pizza in the main dish category?

  8. larryfreeman profile image84
    larryfreemanposted 7 years ago

    Hi Whitney,

    Thanks for your suggestions.  smile

    I added a "Condiments" category to "Cooking Ingredients"

    I moved "Pizza" to "Main Dishes"

    -Larry

  9. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    What about soy products and beverages. Not necessarily recipes, but in general?

    Or would you put hubs that show pros/cons of eating/drinking these food/drink items be better in health.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Anything about the enjoyment or the variety of soy products should be in a soy products section. 

      I've added two catgories for you.

      Soy Drinks in "Beverage Recipes"

      Soy in "Cooking Ingredients"

      -Larry

  10. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    What about beverages that aren't recipes. My new soda hub is in the soda category under beverage recipes, but it's not a hub for how to make soda.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If they're about beverages, than they "beverage recipes" is the right category.

      -Larry

  11. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Hm... Why? Because they're not recipes on how to make drinks.

    1. larryfreeman profile image84
      larryfreemanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Whitney05,

      I agree that this category is not as clear as it could be.

      I'll bring it up with the team.

      -Larry

 
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