R E C I P E S: An Instructive Process, Including a List of the Ingredients Required for Preparing a Particular Culinary Dish.


Though there may be many different ways of defining the term 'Recipes', in general, it can be defined as a formula for or means for doing or attaining something like a desired end. But if at all, the term 'Recipes' has to be defined in a collective unique format, just only concerned with the culinary dishes, and then it can be as follows:

RECIPES: "A recipe is a descriptive formula perfectly blended with the cooking instructions, ingredients required along with the ordered list of preparation steps to prepare or make something, especially a culinary dish.


History: Some source indicates the earliest known recipe was a Chinese recipe for fish salad dates back to 1330 BC that was found in the text Yinshan Zhengyao and some point out towards an Akkadian tablet from southern Babylonia, date from approximately 1600 BC. Though there is bit confusion in this issue, one thing is for sure that 'Recipes' were the integral part of our culture from long back.

By the 15th century, numerous manuscripts were appearing, detailing the recipes of the day. Purchased for the nation in 1753, the manuscripts owned by Robert Harley and Edward Harley, Earls of Oxford form one of the most outstanding collections of the British Library.

Many of these manuscripts, such as the Harleian MS 279, Harleian MS 4016 and manuscripts from other collections in the library like the Ashmole MS 1429, Laud MS 553 and Dure MS 55, give very good information and record the re-discovery of many herbs and spices including coriander, parsley, basil and rosemary, many of which had been brought back from the Crusades.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, competition between the large houses became commonplace, and then numerous books were written on how to manage households and prepare food. In Holland and England competition grew between the noble families as to who could prepare the most lavish banquet. By the 1660s, cookery had progressed to an art form and good cooks were in demand.

Many of them have published their own books detailing their recipes in competition with their rivals. Many of these books have now been translated and are available online.

By the 19th century, cooking had become a passion throughout the world. Using the latest technology and a new concept in publishing, Mrs. Beeton (1836–1865) published her famous Book of Household Management in 24 monthly parts between 1857 and 1861.

The American cook Fannie Farmer (1857–1915) published in 1896 her famous work The Boston Cooking School Cookbook which contained some 1,849 recipes.

By the mid 20th century, there were thousands of cookery and recipe books available. The next revolution came with the introduction of the TV cooks. The first TV cook in England was Fanny Craddock who had her show on the BBC, later followed by chefs such as Julia Child and Graham Kerr (known as the Galloping Gourmet).

These TV cookery programs brought the recipes of these cooks to a new audience who were keen to try out new ways of cooking. In the early days, the recipes were available by post from the BBC and later with the introduction of the CEEFAX text on screen system; they became available on the television. The new companies of Channel 4 and S4C also brought recipes to the television with their own text system called ORACLE.

In the early 21st century, there has been a renewed focus on cooking at home due to the late-2000s recession. Television networks such as the Food Network and magazines are still a major source of recipe information, with international cooks and chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and Rachael Ray having prime-time shows and backing them up with Internet websites giving the details of all their recipes.

Online source of 'Recipes':

So if you are searching online for 'Recipes' for different types of culinary dishes you may come across so many websites, but please pause at us the "City Gare" and go thoroughly through the details about the different types of recipes with informative images provided on our website and then you will feel that you have come to the right place for the right purpose for sure.

We the "City Gare" now would like to explain about some of the components of the modern culinary recipes that are covered by our website:

Modern culinary recipes normally consist of several components and they are as follows:

The name (and often the locale or provenance) of the dish.

The time required to prepare a particular dish.

Quantities, and/or proportions of the ingredients required to prepare a particular dish. (While traditionally one needs to buy ingredients listed in the recipes, modern technology brought tools that enable reverse recipe lookup - users list ingredients they have, and the tool retrieves recipes they can make.)

Necessary equipment and environment needed to prepare the dish. (Molecular gastronomy provides chefs with cooking techniques and ingredients. But this discipline also provides new theories and methods which aid recipe design. These methods are used by chefs, foodies, home cooks and even mixologists worldwide to improve or design the recipes.)

An ordered list of preparation steps

The texture and flavor (Foodpairing identifies which foods go well with one another. The method provides food and/or beverage combinations that are solely based on the flavor profile of the food and beverage products.)

The number of servings that the recipe will provide (the "yield").

We also provide additional information in the recipes such as how long the dish will keep and its suitability for freezing and nutritional information, such as calories per serving and grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrates per serving. We have a collection of recipes on our website that list variations of a traditional dish, to give different tastes of the same recipes.

So now we the "City Gare" humbly but clearly announce that we are the unique and ultimate choice for all those people who want to express themselves in a better way in the kitchen kingdom while preparing a delicious culinary dish with the help of the recipes.