After a long but fun year of planning, designing, dreaming and building we are finally proud to present the fruits of our labor! Foodista.com - The Online Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit.
Foodista is a place where it's easy to learn and share about cooking. We've organized cooking information into four basic elements that all interlink: Food, Recipes, Kitchen Tools, and Cooking Techniques. We also emphasize the beauty of cooking with big, beautiful photos of food from Flickr Creative Commons, as well as from our users.
We believe in quality over quantity, so we created a place for people who are excited about food to share their knowledge with the world. Our system lets anyone edit the site to make it better and it instantly publishes, like Wikipedia.org. Two heads are better than one - and 500 is even better! That's the beauty of collaborative editing.
For you food bloggers we've developed innovative technology for connecting cooking information across websites. These links help you build traffic to your blog and improve search engine rankings. Future widgets will allow you to include whole recipes from the Foodista database for free. How do you like them apples!
On the more technical side, we leverage open source software, cloud computing resources, and the wisdom of the crowds to rapidly develop cooking software and content. It's important to us to be as open as possible and to share with the world what we are building.
So we hope you enjoy the site! There's a lot more that's still cooking, and we look forward to sharing it all with you.