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do people enjoy reading about food and recipes?

  1. liswilliams profile image41
    liswilliamsposted 8 years ago

    I'm still fairly new, I'm a chef so I have been writing recipes mostly. Is that a worthwhile topic to write about? Do a lot of people read recipes?


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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      absolutely! i intend to write more in the coming year, as people are always looking for new recipes. good luck smile

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      WildIrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like reading recipes, but most of all I like to know why they work.  Right now I am making Royal Icing for a gingerbread house.  The Royal Icing recipe calls for powdered meringue.  I do not have powdered meringue on hand, but I do have egg whites, and since it is for a gingerbread house and no one is going to eat it, I figure it's OK.  I guess what I am trying to say is, it would be great to know how to substitute when the market is too far away. Yes,  I think recipes and food are worthwhile to write about!

    3. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy reading them very much.  I have several hubbers I follow just for their recipes.  As long as the recipe is tried & true & not copied off the food network - have at it!!!  I'll be watching smile

    4. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely - especially if you find a nice niche! Although you may not get any sales, you should get plenty of traffic! My niche 'Guinness recipes' is doing very well traffic wise!

    5. Blogging Erika profile image67
      Blogging Erikaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Food and recipes are one of the few things everyone has in common!  Everyone's gotta eat, right?  I have found that response to anything I post that's food-related is way higher than a lot of other topics.

  2. caravalhophoto profile image59
    caravalhophotoposted 8 years ago

    I am a recipe Whore...write away, I'll always try a new recipe.  wink

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I am a man who still lives at home with mom. So, I cook alot. I'm always in search of new recipes to make. And, as for the affect/effects here at HubPages, would lead me to understand that many like to cook and try new things.

    Not to mention, the search engine traffic, could amount to quite a bit. So, GO for it!!!!!!!! smile

  4. bat115 profile image77
    bat115posted 8 years ago

    I should say yes as the few recipes I have so far have had a nice amount of views and I enjoy reading them too.

  5. liswilliams profile image41
    liswilliamsposted 8 years ago


  6. bigmikeh profile image79
    bigmikehposted 8 years ago

    Although I don't write recipes for HubPages, one of my other niche sites is dedicated to cake recipes and has just been through it's Christmas peak of around 900 visitors each day. Unfortunately Adsense clicks for recipes don't pay much so it rarely makes more than $2-$3 a day. But I enjoy producing the content and taking a few photos.

    If you enjoy producing recipe hubs, go for it - but be aware of the low Adsense values.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you could place some cake pans or icing squeezy tube thingies on your site and see the occasional conversion with amazon or some other affiliate? I bet you can find products to sell that are a must have for cake bakers smile

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    Citrus000posted 8 years ago

    I enjoy reading about the benefits different foods have for your health. That along with recipes would be an awesome read!

  8. Mrs.Nita profile image60
    Mrs.Nitaposted 8 years ago

    I'm a big fan of cooking and I'm always trying different recipes.  I think you writing recipes is a good thing.

  9. fishtiger58 profile image78
    fishtiger58posted 8 years ago

    Yes yes yes I love recipes. Do write some.

  10. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I'm so glad someone asked this question because I was wondering the same thing! I started on my new Southern Cuisine and Southern Traditions series today, with my original recipes, along with some old family ones.

    I figured the adsense payout would be small, but the hubs are fun to write. Maybe we should all get together and open a restaurant! lol

  11. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Lots of people love to write and read about Hubs.  They can draw in some traffic, however in my experience they do not convert particularly well for sales sad

  12. Michael Willis profile image80
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I also like to read recipe hubs as well as write recipe hubs. I like to get ideas from others on cooking tips and their takes on recipes. Every one who cooks it seems has something different they make or how they make something.  For me, my favorite foods are anything Hot & Spicy! I only have a few recipe hubs, but will be adding a lot more very soon. Just need to get me a good camera so I can take pics.
    So write away with your recipes. I will look forward to reading your hubs on them.

  13. liswilliams profile image41
    liswilliamsposted 8 years ago

    yeah, shame about the sales, but I guess it's what I enjoy and know about it so thanks guys, I'll keep on going

  14. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 8 years ago

    As far as food, eating and cooking are concern, recipes books will always sell

  15. NaomiR profile image88
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    I've written a few recipe hubs and they get a lot of views, but don't get much money. But yes, they are fun to write and all of those little clicks add up!