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Proposed Food Category -- Tell Us What You Think

  1. larryfreeman profile image88
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.

    Here is the planned breakdown of the Food Category:

    Food (Top Level Category)

    * Breakfast
    * Cooking Ingredients
    * Culinary Arts & Cooking Techniques
    * Desserts & Indulgences
    * Diets (see Diet in Health category)
    * Drinks & Beverages
    * Ethics & Traditions
    * Farm & Farming
    * Food for Kids
    * Food Safety & Food-Related Health Alerts
    * Healthy Foods (See Diet in Health & Beauty category)
    * Home-Grown Food (See Gardening in Home & Family)
    * Hunger & Famine (See Hunger & Famine in Politics & Social Issues)
    * Main Dishes & Side Dishes
    * Markets & Food Shops
    * Quick & Easy
    * Restaurants & Fast Food
    * Special Occasions & Holidays (See Birthdays & Holidays Category)
    * Starters & Snack Foods
    * Vegetarian Foods
    * World Cuisines

    Here is the proposed breakdown for each of the above Food subcategories:

    (1) Breakfast (2nd Level Category)

    * Breads & Cakes
    * Breakfast Around the World
    * Breakfast Casseroles
    * Breakfast Fruit
    * Breakfast Meats
    * French Toast
    * Grains & Cereals
    * Omelets & Eggs
    * Pancakes & Waffles
    * Potatoes

    (2) Cooking Ingredients (2nd Level Category)

    * Baking Supplies
    * Beans & Grains
    * Cheese & Dairy
    * Coatings & Batters
    * Doughs & Crusts
    * Extracts & Flavoring
    * Flours & Meals
    * Fruits
    * Herbs & Spices
    * Jams & Jellies
    * Leaveners & Yeast
    * Marinades
    * Meat & Poulty
    * Nuts & Seeds
    * Oils & Vinegars
    * Pasta
    * Seafood
    * Shortening & Oils
    * Rices & Grains
    * Sauces & Garnishes
    * Soup Stock
    * Sweeteners
    * Vegetables

    (3) Culinary Arts & Cooking Techniques (2nd Level Category)

    * Appliances
    * Bakewave
    * Barbecuing
    * Beans & Grains
    * Beef, Lamb, & Pork
    * Breads & Yeast
    * Cold Preparation of Fruits & Vegetables
    * Cooking Fruits
    * Cooking Utensils
    * Cutting
    * Dairy & Eggs
    * Desserts (See Desserts & Indulgences Subcategory)
    * Fish
    * Grilling
    * Muffins & Scones
    * Oven Types
    * Poultry
    * Slowcooker
    * Soups
    * Starches, Potatoes, & Rice
    * Stocks & Sauces
    * Tarts & Pies (See Tarts & Pies in Deserts & Indulgences)

    (4) Desserts & Indulgences (2nd Level Category)

    * Brownies
    * Cake
    * Candy
    * Carob
    * Chocolate
    * Coconut
    * Cookies & Biscuits
    * Creams
    * Custards & Mousses
    * Dessert Toppings
    * Fruit Desserts
    * Ice Cream & Sorbets
    * Icing & Glazes
    * Almonds & Other Nuts
    * Popcorn & Popcorn Desserts
    * Pudding & Gelatin
    * Tarts & Pies

    (5) Drinks & Beverages (2nd Level Category)

    * Beer
    * Coffee
    * Juice
    * Regional
    * Smoothies
    * Soda
    * Spirits
    * Tea
    * Wine

    (6) Ethics & Traditions (2nd Level Category)

    * Animal Welfare (See Animal Welfare in Pets & Animals)
    * Cultural Restrictions
    * Environmental Concerns
    * Ethics of Meat Eating & Vegetarianism
    * Food Anthropology
    * Food Taboos
    * Genetically Modified Food
    * Health Restrictions
    * Regional Restrictions
    * Religious Restrictions
    * Sustainable Agriculture (see Sustainable Agriculture in Farms & Farming)

    (7) Farm & Farming (2nd Level Category)

    * Cooperative Farms (See Cooperative Farms in Cooperatives Subcategory of Jobs & Business)
    * Dairy Farms
    * Farm Animals
    * Farms Around the World
    * Farm Equipment
    * Farm Life
    * Farm Techniques
    * History of Farms
    * Poultry Farms
    * Sustainable Agriculture

    (8) Food For Kids (2nd Level Category)

    * Baby Food
    * Baby Formulas
    * Foods that Kids Will Love
    * Healthy Foods for Kids
    * Nutrition for Kids (See Nutrition in Healthy & Beauty)

    (9)  Food Safety & Food-Related Health Alerts (2nd Level Category)

    * Allergies
    * Chemical Safety
    * Foodborne Illness
    * Food Contaminants
    * Food Labeling Regulations
    * Food Inspection
    * Food Preservation
    * Food Regulations Around the World
    * Government Agencies
    * Health Warnings & News
    * Microbiological Safety
    * Radiological Safety
    * Safety Research

    (10) Main Dishes & Side Dishes (2nd Level Category)

    * Beef
    * Chicken
    * Crab
    * Duck & Goose
    * Fish
    * Game
    * Lamb
    * Lobster
    * Meatloaf
    * Pork
    * Potatoes
    * Quick & Easy Meals (See Quick & Easy Subcategory)
    * Quiche
    * Rice
    * Pasta
    * Salads (See Salad in Appetizer & Snacks)
    * Shrimp
    * Soup (See Soup in Appetizer & Snacks)
    * Stews
    * Sushi
    * Turkey
    * Veal
    * Venison

    (11) Markets & Food Shops (2nd Level Category)

    * Farmer's Market
    * Mail Order Foods
    * Markets Around the World
    * Organic Foods
    * Regional Markets
    * Seafood Markets
    * Specialty Shops

    (12) Quick & Easy (2nd Level Category)

    * Baking Mixes
    * Breakfast
    * Cooking for One
    * Delicious
    * Desserts
    * Dinner
    * For Kids
    * Frozen Foods
    * Healthy
    * Lunch
    * Microwave Cooking
    * Sandwiches
    * Wraps

    (13) Restaurants & Fast Food (2nd Level)

    * Best Restaurants in the World
    * Buffets & All-You-Can-Eats
    * Chefs
    * History of Restaurants
    * Fast Food
    * Franchises & Big Chains
    * Gourmet Dining
    * Local Eateries
    * Restaurant Culture Around the World
    * Restaurant Guides
    * Tipping Guides
    * Vegetarian Restaurants

    (14) Starters & Snacks (2nd Level Category)

    * Bread & Rolls
    * Crackers & Cracker Toppings
    * Creative Appetizers
    * Dim Sum
    * Finger Foods
    * Healthy Snacks (See Snacks in Healthy Foods subcategory)
    * Noodles & Sauces
    * Party Mixes & Party Hors d'oeurves
    * Pickles & Pickled Dishes
    * Salads & Salad Dressing
    * Snacks & Between Meal Eating
    * Soups
    * Spreads & Dips
    * Trail Mixes & Snack Ideas

    (15) Vegetarian Foods (2nd Level Category)

    * Breads & Rolls
    * Eggs
    * Fruits
    * Legumes, Nuts, & Seeds
    * Milk & Cheese
    * Pasta & Rice
    * Potatoes
    * Salads
    * Soups
    * Tips & Suggestions
    * Tofu
    * Vegan
    * Vegetable Burgers
    * Vegetables
    * Vegetarianism

    (16) World Cuisinesl (2nd Level Category)

    * Afghan
    * American
    * Australian
    * Brazilian
    * British Isles
    * Canadian
    * Cajun
    * Caribbean
    * Central African
    * Central American
    * Central Asian
    * Chinese
    * Creole
    * East African
    * East Asian
    * Eastern Europe
    * Filipino
    * French
    * Fusion
    * German
    * Greek
    * Hawaiian
    * Indian
    * Indigenous Peoples around the World
    * Indonesian & Malaysian
    * Italian
    * Jamaican
    * Japanese
    * Korean
    * Mexican
    * Middle East
    * Native American
    * New Zealand
    * North African
    * Northern Europe
    * Oceanian
    * Persian
    * Regional
    * Russian
    * Scandinavia
    * South American
    * Southeast Asian
    * Southern African
    * Southern Europe
    * Southwest Asian
    * Spanish
    * Thai
    * Turkish
    * Vietnamese
    * West African
    * Western Europe

    1. Juliet Christie profile image79
      Juliet Christieposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  2. Lissie profile image79
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    What about drinks: coffee, tea, alchohol ? non-alchoholic?

  3. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    How about "game" under main meals?

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi LondonGirl,

      Sounds good.  I'll add "Game" to the list.


  4. kerryg profile image89
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    Would it be possible to get a somewhat more general "sustainable agriculture" subcategory in ethics, farms & farming, or both? Concerns about animal welfare, environmental impact, and human health and nutrition are all wrapped up in sustainable agriculture issues and it's hard to separate them out.

    1. Bob Ewing profile image59
      Bob Ewingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now this is a good suggestion.

    2. profile image0
      wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  Maybe I missed it, but what about organic food?  Is this part of the "sustainable agriculture" subcategory?

      1. larryfreeman profile image88
        larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Wordscribe41,

        There is already an "organic foods" category found in:

        Food/Markets & Food Shops/Organic Foods


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          wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this
  5. Jerilee Wei profile image77
    Jerilee Weiposted 8 years ago

    How about Cajun and Creole under world cuisines 2nd level?

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with that one! smile

    2. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jerilee,

      Thanks for the feedback.  I'll add "Cajun & Creole" to the list.  :-)


  6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    How about:

    1) Indigenous Cuisine under "World Cuisine"- I'm thinking Native American and Indigenous Peoples around the world - 1000s of different groups in North America alone smile.

    2) Food Anthropology under "Food"- This would include histories and cultures of foods, food preparation, and nutrition. 

    3) Fusion Cuisine under "World Cuisine"

    Lots of good topics and subtopics, already. These will be fun!

  7. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Question: Maybe it was already explained and I missed it (in that case I apologize) are each of our already existing hubs going to transfer into all of these categories automatically or will we have to do it manually?
    Could I also ask for a Hungarian category as I have quite a couple of recipe hubs and Austrian Belgian too please. What about Christmas speciality dishes?
    You know I understand why you didn't wanted to have these categories on hubpages to beginn with. It is going to get soooo confusing and complicated.

    Again quite an undertaking Hubteam... thanks

  8. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Wow Huge list - a lot of work smile

    I don't know how "International" you want to be with this list, but I get a reasonable bit of traffic from google.co.uk (it is my 4th biggest referrer) and this list is very, very American.

    e.g. - In the UK, appetizers are called starters or entrées and hors d'oeuvre should probably be included as a category?

    You know, fancy appetizers big_smile

  9. guidebaba profile image60
    guidebabaposted 8 years ago

    I can see BEER already in the list.

    Nice List.

    Cheers !

  10. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I  think I'm hungry now after reading that list. Great list n I better leave before I start slobbering, tongue  lol

  11. Watkins Lady profile image67
    Watkins Ladyposted 8 years ago

    Wow, that sounds great, thanks!

    Take care,

  12. larryfreeman profile image88
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    Great feedback everyone!  smile

    @Lissie:  I'll keep your suggestion in mind.  I'll look through the existing hubs to see which categorization works the best alcoholic vs wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic vs juice, soda, smoothies.

    @kerryg:  I like Sustainable Agriculture.  I'll add it to Farm & Farming and add a See Also to Ethics & Traditions.

    @Patty Inglish:  I'll think about Indigenous Cuisine.  It seems to me that it may be better to break it out into Cultures such as Native American, Maori, etc.  I'll think about it to see what I come up with. 

    I like Food Anthropology.  This seems like a good fit under  Ethics & Traditions.  I'll add Fusion
    under World Cuisine.

    @Zsuzsy Bee: The plan is to reorganize all our existing hubs under the new categories.  We are simultaneously working on tools to make this migration as painless as possible.

    I'm fine with adding Hungarian, Austrian, Belgian to the cuisines.  smile 

    I am open to adding a Special Occasion Foods subcategory.  I currently have it as a See Also but I'm open to adding it as an additional category.

    @Mark Knowles: Great point.  Maybe "Starters & Snacks" would be a better name than "Appetizers & Snacks". 


  13. Juliet Christie profile image79
    Juliet Christieposted 8 years ago

    This is interesting but I would have like to see a category  marked Jamaican cuisine

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Juliet,

      Thanks very much for noticing.  Jamaican cuisine will be added.  smile


  14. Anamika S profile image45
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Wow! Huge List. I don't see anything missing.

  15. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    I know it's already included under sweets and candy, desserts and indulgences, but doesn't chocolate, with its persistent allure, fan base, and dizzying qualities as food, candy, anti-oxidant, and satisfier of intense cravings deserve a BIG heading of its own?

    Yeah.  I know.

    I don't get out much.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Teresa,

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      I'll see what I can do about adding additional Chocolate subcategories.  smile


  16. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    This is going to be a very fun category!

  17. embitca profile image86
    embitcaposted 8 years ago

    Larry, could you please add Vegetables as a sub-category of Main Dish & Side Dish Recipes? I know it is under Vegetarian, but I don't think people who aren't vegetarian would think to look for it there and not all vegetable dishes are vegetarian.


    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Embitca,

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I added a Vegetable category and a Fruit category under Main Dish & Side Dish Recipes.


  18. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Great job! I do have some input though:

    Not sure where it would be included, but the following are specialties that I write about quite a bit on my blogs or read about on a lot of others:

    - cooking for crowds/catering
    - cooking for two
    - one pot meals
    - diabetic recipes
    - gluten-free recipes
    - cookbook reviews

    "Fish" should really be called "Seafood" in the first level since it includes shellfish. And in the Level 2 Main Dishes, you've left out a clams. Good Lord, don't forget the clams! smile

    Also, I don't think 'cooking for one' should be under 'Quick & Easy'. I cook for one, and I wouldn't necessarily call all of my recipes quick or easy!

    Under 'quick & easy' level 2, though, you should include "Under 30 minutes" and "5 or less ingredients" or some other arbitrary number. Not sure why you have "Delicious" there. Hopefully everything we're writing about is delicious! smile

    And Gypsy Willow does a tremendous amount of writing about tradtional English, Scottish and Irish foods. Is that encompassed in the 'British Isles'?

    Have you thought about a breakout for US regional cuisine as well? The Southeast has very a very distinct cuisine, as does New England, the West Coast, Texas/New Mexico, etc.

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi lrohner,

      Great comments!  :-)

      Here's what I've done:

      Under Quick & Easy, I now have:

      * One Pot Meals
      * Under 30 Minutes
      * 5 or Less Ingredients

      [I removed "Delicious" as a category]

      I created a category called "Cooking for Smaller Numbers" which now has:

      * Cooking for One
      * Cooking for Two

      I created a category called "Cooking for Crowds & Catering"

      I changed "Fish" to "Seafood" and added "Clams & Oysters"

      Under "Ethics & Traditions/Health Restrictions", I added:

      * Diabetic Recipes
      * Gluten-Free Recipes

      Under "Culinary Arts & Cooking Techniques," I added:

      * Cookbook Reviews

      Under "British Isles," I added

      * Traditional English
      * Scottish
      * Irish

      Under "American", I added

      * Southeast
      * New England
      * West Coast
      * Tex Mex

      Feel free to keep the comments coming!  :-)


      1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In the pacific they use several kinds of 'shellfood'( oysters,mussels,clams,rock oysters,pacific bluff oysters,paua,abalone) etc so alongside Fish , so sub catergory as "Shellfood(or shellfish)"

  19. blondepoet profile image75
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Mmmmm sounds like it is all there to me. It actually has just inspired me to go munch on something. Am hungry now.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      BP, my doxie is not happy with you at all! But I think that pic is hysterical!  lol

      1. blondepoet profile image75
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Isn't he a little darling smile smile

  20. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    under drinks how about cocktails and/or mixers?

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Wrenfrost56,

      I added two additional categories under "Food/Beverage Recipes/Spirits":

      * Cocktails
      * Mixers


  21. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    I saw a request for Christmas cuisine, but what about other cultures which have seasonal cuisine? Would they not fit under the various other categories, or would they be better on their own...and I'm sorry, was there a category for kosher? or is that even too broad?
    ...and WOW, great work, by the way! smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi RedElf,

      There is a category for Kosher food found in:

      Religion & Beliefs/Judaism/Kosher Food


  22. Michael Willis profile image81
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    How about a place for Hamburgers. There are so many different ways people prepare them. Beef, pork, turkey, veggie burgers, etc.
    Or what about Southern Cooking? I know there are TV shows and books on this topic.

  23. larryfreeman profile image88
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    @Michael Wills,

    I added a "Hamburgers" category under:

    Food/World Cuisines/American


    I added a "Shellfish" category under:

    Food/Main Dishes & Side Dishes

    I moved "Clams & Oysters" under this category.


  24. selahangel profile image59
    selahangelposted 8 years ago

    If this isn't already set in stone, IMO I think that Food Allergies should be its own catagory then there could be a break down of Gluten and Wheat, Soy, Dairy, Nuts, All of the above.

    That way we could post allergy specific recipes and they would be easy to find instead of having to search through pages and pages of stuff we don't want.

    Just a suggestion.

    1. Envoy profile image61
      Envoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I personally have a very bad food allergy & think this is a fantastic idea! Mine is so bad it has as bad as food poisoning effects on me. It is a very important subject. Thanks for putting it here smile

    2. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi selahangel,

      Thanks very much for your suggestion!  :-) 

      I added the following categories:

      Food/Food Safety/Allergies/Gluten & Wheat Allergies
      Food/Food Safety/Allergies/Soy Allergies
      Food/Food Safety/Allergies/Dairy Allergies
      Food/Food Safety/Allergies/Nut Allergies

      I figure that All of the Above fits in:

      Food/Food Safety/Allergies

      Nothing about categories is locked in stone so feel free to keep the suggestions coming.


  25. Envoy profile image61
    Envoyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for adding this.
    It would fit my allergy if you added

    Food/Food Safety/Allergies/Additive and Preservative Allergies

    Thank you so much I am going to add a few recipes under that soon fantastic! smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Envoy,

      I just added the category "Additive & Preservative Allergies"


      1. Envoy profile image61
        Envoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so very much! smile

  26. jennyjackson profile image52
    jennyjacksonposted 8 years ago

    Quite a big list! I think you've just about covered everything!

  27. selahangel profile image59
    selahangelposted 8 years ago

    That is awesome!!!!  I feel as though we are a recognized part of society now LOL...now if we could just get the rest of the world to notice us.


  28. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Cultured & fermented food?  Such as cultured/fermented vegetables, kefir, tempeh, yogert etc?

    1. larryfreeman profile image88
      larryfreemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi rmcrayne,

      I added a category in:

      Food/Main Dishes & Side Dishes Recipes/Cultured & Fermented Foods


  29. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Good thing I'm eating or that all would have made me really hungry lol. Nice job!

  30. Luciendasky profile image74
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    I think it is brilliant to separate them to make things easier to find.