User Guide

Thanks for helping create the largest and most comprehensive recipe and cooking encyclopedia in the world! These are suggestions to help keep our community positive and useful to other people.


  • Be Nice

    Foodista is a community of food-loving people. We all have different tastes and views, but please be respectful in your comments.

  • Avoid Self-Promotion

    When you add a Recipe, please include all ingredients and preparation steps. Simply adding a link to your site or blog purely as a tool for self-promotion is bad form and such content will be removed.

  • Report Objectionable Content

    We do not allow spam or hateful content. If you find content that is objectionable, please let us know!

Adding Recipes

They're yours, only YOU can edit them (well, those of here at Foodista can, too)!

  • Name It

    Recipe titles should be descriptive, but not too long. Tip: think of how and what stands out to people when they search for a recipe.

  • Include A GOOD Photo

    If you do, we'll feature it in Recipes & Cooking!

  • Describe It

    Is it your grandma's recipe? Your invention? Tell us!

  • Be Nice (again)

    Include ALL ingredients and steps to your recipe. It's not nice to only include a link to your blog; such content will be removed.

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