Where do you get your recipes from?

Where do you get your recipes from?
I love to have variety in my kitchen and there is no limit to my learning For my daily cooking most of my mother's recipes come in handy. Nowadays there is the Internet provided we get all the ingredients. I also watch what is shown on tv, and sometimes I experiment too. \ Where do you get your recipes from? What was the last thing you cooked?

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Well, the last thing I have cooked was today's lunch for me and my partner. We had a grilled sausage with some fresh tomato salad. It was very easy and simple because the weather is hot - we try to avoid long cooking during summer :)

Where do I get my recipes from? The majority of the time I either resort to one of my very old cooking books that belonged to my great grandmother. Some of those books are over 50 years old but they still contain such amazing recipes that you end up licking your fingers after! The older generations really knew how to simply make delicious meals out of nothing. I also love the internet and various websites where users share their own personal recipes and then discuss them. I have found many great ones that I use weekly.
Posted by Mehano on 07-25-2017
You are right about the good old recipes that were simple but tasted great. Internet has certainly made matters easy specially if one looks for variety and wants to taste that which is prepared in other countries. We could never have dreamt about this a few years ago.
Posted by iamawriter on 07-28-2017
Well I was never taught how to cook when I was little. The first time I cooked sunny side up eggs and hotdogs was when I was in my mid twenties. I never learned how to cook before I met my wife to be and I started with the most simple things like frying stuff. Today, I'm the official cook in my household. I mainly get my recipes from google. The same way I learned how to drive.
Posted by missionreport on 07-25-2017
I am a housewife. So, I cook everyday, both lunch and dinner. Today , I had cooked Drop egg corn soup, stir fry bok choy with crispy garlic, minced chicken with carrots and oyster mushrooms with steam brown rice.

I used to ask my mom for her recipes which she had kept in her head instead of a recipe book. Her recipe measurements are approximately, never accurate. So, I had to experiment her recipes on my own.

Now, I am familiar with Vietnamese food, Chinese cuisine and Muslim cuisine because I obtain those recipes online, those websites with step by step photos. It is easier to understand the instructions.
Posted by peachpurple on 07-25-2017
These are my favorite kinds of recipes! I love the idea of food traditions being shared through the family lines and surviving the generations. Some people may find it frustrating to not have specific amounts but I think it's a really good practice to see cooking as a living thing, something to be participated in. When you take that mentality you actively learn about ratios and flavor profile more thoroughly because you get to experience your dishes slightly different each time. It's all about perspective at the end of the day.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-26-2017
Most of the revenue comes from the internet and some revenue books. I have a website for culinary recipes so this helps me share the recipes with other people as well.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-25-2017
My cooking repertoire is severely limites i have to admit. Still i learned mostly from the internet and from my very own experiences. In that sense i "created" lots of recipes on my own.
Posted by Marvadaum on 07-25-2017
I use old family recipes from both sides of my family and my husband's. I have also come up with some of my own over the years.

I get a lot of recipes online, even some old favorites and rarely touch a cookbook these days. I find lots of good recipes on Pinterest. I also like "knock off" recipes for restaurant dishes, many of which you can also find online.
Posted by Zyni on 07-25-2017
I'm mostly traditional when it comes to cooking.Therefore I mostly go for my mother's recipes. I rarely check recipes on the net.
Posted by Jameson on 07-25-2017
most of the time i get my recipes from Google. But also there are times that i ask my mom how did she cook a viand that is not familiar with me. Also i take time watching on youtube on how they are preparing certain recipes. There are also times that if you attend a barrio fiesta, you will be amaze on how they perform large sets of native filipino recipe. Even the simple cooking of rice in a large pot was so amazing.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-25-2017
I get most of my recipes from my mom. She's a great cook. She does all the local dishes with such grace and simplicity. The steamed fish and fish soups and homemade pies and homestyle mac n cheese and sweet potato pie and homemade lasagna, she just whips them up in no time and they all taste great! I've begun to document the recipes including he ingredients and steps from start to finish. We also get recipes from Caribbean Cuisine cookbooks and from the internet and TV. Every now and then I surprise mom by turning out some of these local dishes and I would even add a unique twist to the dishes which most of the times work but usually all taste just as good as intended.
Posted by Joteque on 07-25-2017
My mom is also an amazing cook, and she comes from a deep South tradition in her cooking--French butter recipes and lard Southern recipes, so you clog your arteries with every tasty bite. That being said, though, her food is amazing.
Posted by JoeMilford on 07-25-2017
My mom was also an amazing cook but I never took the time to learn any of her recipes. When I was living at home I wasn't all that interested in cooking. Mom did most of the cooking. When I got out on my own I moved quite far away so I just figured things out on my own. Mom is gone now and I wish I had taken more time to learn her recipes. She never used a recipe book. It was cooking she learned from her mother and grandmother which were passed on down through the generations.
Posted by Sue on 07-27-2017
I have a friend that is a great chef, and I ask him for recipes. I'm new to cooking, so all I cook are simple foods like chops, chicken, and etc. No complicated recipes yet, maybe next time. I sometimes research recipes on google.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 07-25-2017
I do a lot of read of health books, and I find recipes in the books that I test out when I think that I would like that feed as a meal. One of the best books that I use is called "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko. She basically developed the green smoothie idea, and she has some delicious and healthy recipes in her books. She also has Youtube videos, and this is another place that i find recipes from. I will search for a video on making a certain food (kefir, as an example) and then watch several videos about how to make the food, and then try the one that looks best to me. I also search online, and find some great health food recipes on some of the online blogs.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 07-25-2017
Most of my recipes came from my mother and other family members. I do have a couple of cookbooks that I like to use once in a while and I will scour Pinterest as well to get some ideas. Sometimes, I will just see what I have on hand and throw it all together to create a meal. That has worked many times for me and my kids usually compliment me on it.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-25-2017
Basically through the internet (it's a very wide field and full of options all the time). But my family has a recipe book - from my great-grandmother's time - that is full of great recipes and has been growing more and more as we add new things.
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-25-2017
Most of my recipes come from my mother and grandmother. We have a lot of secret family recipes. I like to look on Pinterest for new ideas on what to cook, then I will add my own flair to it. I also get a few cooking magazines in the mail that I like to get ideas from.
Posted by BigDreamer on 07-25-2017
I do not often cook, but if I am craving something and I want to learn how to make it - Google is my best friend and could be anyones also. I also ask recipes from my parents' and my sister who is an amazing cook and baker.
Posted by simplym on 07-25-2017
I don't have any one specific site or book I turn to. What I do mostly is seek techniques. I've found once you understand technique you really never need a recipe because 80% of all dishes are just iterations on common ratios and methodologies. Cookies, for instance, are almost always 1 part fat, to two parts sugar, and two parts flour. You chill the batter, chill the baking plate and bake for about 12-18 minutes. Most cookies will follow this ratio pretty closely and most other dishes have similar structures. Beyond that, I do spend a lot of time on the youtube channel, foodwishes. It's an excellent source for great recipes.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-25-2017
I like watching TV shows about cooking but it is almost impossible for me to take notes from the TV so I usually go to their website and look for it. Google is my another source when I need recipes, I write whatever I need and it always shows me a lot of options to check, most of the time I find what I need.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-25-2017
I also think rather than watching even a video if it is in text form one can follow recipes very easily. You can also bookmark or take copies and put them among your other recipes. It is mind boggling how many recipes one can find on the Net. During my days when I was learning to cook it was always the trial and error method and ofcourse I did have a few books but not what one can get these days.
Posted by iamawriter on 07-28-2017
I actually get a lot of recipes from watching food shows on various networks. You can binge on food shows at HULU, Netflix, and other places, and you can learn lots of cooking techniques and different ways to prep and season things. I also have a lot of recipes which I have collected over the years from relatives and friends. Whenever I go to a dinner party, and the host has made something particularly tasty or interesting, I always inquire about the recipe and usually they will oblige and give it to me.
Posted by JoeMilford on 07-25-2017
I like particularly those 'MasterChef' reality shows. They run for weeks. Not only are they entertaining we get so many ideas from them. It is not so much the recipes but how to get those tricky decorative pieces from fruits and even from flour. I also like the idea of asking those who have cooked in their homes and we have been invited. Nothing like getting it straight from the horse's mouth.
Posted by iamawriter on 07-28-2017
Internet is where I get most of the recipe. Some I would try to immitate by tasting, and some from cooking show.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-25-2017
I watch a lot of YouTube and also a big fan of Gordon Ramsey so I get my recipes from these sources. You can't beat a bit of Gordon Ramsey is a brilliant chef and also funny. I also do a lot of homemade dishes at home like cheese bake also tuna pasta love to cook and also enjoy eating it to lol.
Posted by moneybags82 on 07-25-2017
We watch a lot of cooking shows on TV.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 07-25-2017
Jonathan Solomon
Most of the dishes I cook on my own have been passed down from my mother as she has a cook book filled with many recipes! I also get inspiration from watching television like the Food Network channel. My friends and I sometimes like to share recipes on social networks between each other too!
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 07-25-2017
It is nice to see so many here who have recipes that once belonged to their mothers. It is such a warm feeling in that each time something is cooked she will be remembered and appreciated. These mothers would indeed be proud that they have been respected. Internet indeed is yet another source and so also friends with whom one can exchange recipes. We used to have cooking sessions in one person's house and each of us would cook something different.
Posted by iamawriter on 07-28-2017
All the recipes that I know were once of my grandmother and she gave it all to my mom and she gave it to me and my brothers. I don't know how to cook a lot of things, I cannot remember all the recipes because I don't like to cook a lot, but the few I know are very important to me. We also learn so many meals from our family, people like aunts or uncles gave us to us and now we use them. Here are so many different recipes from: Pasta, some Salads, Cakes, our classic Arepas and much more.
Posted by luispas on 07-25-2017
I do get most of my recipes online, but ocassionally I will ask my mother how to make something. I also have a lot of cookbooks, and once in a great while I will make something from them. There are alot of possibilities in terms of recipes but I like to get them online because you can see them ranked and reviewed.
Posted by kgord on 07-25-2017
rose thornes
I learn it from my grandma she's a good cook. Before I was banned in our kitchen, now I do most of the cooking. I learn cook book and I like to experiment. I also followed the recipes in cooking show but it doesn't look the same. I'm still learning to cook other international dishes like chinese dishes.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-25-2017
I learnt from my mother, since I don't like my grandmother's style of cooking that much! However, when it comes to desserts I check My Baking Addiction and Anna Olsen's recipes, they haven't failed me, not even once!
Posted by VintageRose on 07-25-2017
I am an unskilled cook! So most of the time I get recipes from the internet. I mostly pick from the first few search results and settle on the easiest one depending on time and ingredients needed. I do have several cook books but Google is easy and fast. I find that I can "cook" if I follow instructions rather then just winging it. I want to become more confidant in cooking and get out of the microwave rut! :)
Posted by Anonymous on 07-25-2017
There has to be a beginning somewhere and you are doing the right thing by first trying out simple recipe. I remember my days and the blunders I used to commit when I was just learning to cook. My husband was very understanding and put up with all that. Once he said to me that what I cooked was great but not to make it again (lol)
Posted by iamawriter on 07-28-2017
Most of my recipes are from my mother's cook book. She is an excellent cook with a taste that pleases almost every taste bud. The best part of her recipe is that they are simple and straightforward. They have uncomplicated cooking methods with easily available ingredients.

For any other query I always look for recipes on Google. I follow Tarla Dalal and Sanjeev Kapoor.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 07-26-2017
Youtube! I love cooking and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I get my recipes from watching cooking channels on Youtube. My favorites channels are Tasty and Damn Delicious. Since I like trying out different recipes, I also get my recipes from famous international food blogs.
Posted by joegirl on 07-26-2017
I simply do not take enough advantage of getting recipes and ideas from Youtube, and I appreciate the reminder here. That would be an untapped resource in my home, and I most definitely need to revisit that.
Posted by JoeMilford on 07-28-2017
When hubby and I were in our early marriage, I get my recipes from him, because he taught me first how to cook since I don't know how then. After that, I bought cookbooks and got some of my recipes from there. I also got some recipes from my mother and sisters. Now, I get them from writing sites like this and from the search engines.
Posted by SimplyD on 07-26-2017
Mostly from family, a few from the internet, and sometimes I just wing it and do however much feels right at the time. For example I made pancakes without eggs or sugar and I just substituted for other ingredients based on if it sounded good or not.
Posted by fireball916 on 07-26-2017
Some of the recipes that I know are from the parents and the generation. And in some cases you'd find that I have also checked the YouTube recipes. So it is good enough for me to make use of those recipes. I am not much interested in the random small recipes. I have found that there are some new recipes which are mix of the western recipes in that case. It'd be harder to make money in such case with those set of recipes.
Posted by overcast on 07-26-2017
I used to go to cooking classes and learnt many recipes from there. My mother and grandmother taught me how to cook certain foods. I also look up for recipes on the internet at times. My friend has a blog where she has shared about her tested recipes. I have tried many of them and cooked so many delicious dishes.
Posted by Pixie on 07-26-2017
I get a lot of my recipes from FB. I always like to try new things so when I see somebdy post something that I think I might like I save it and make it eventually. I have found some great recipes that were a hit with my family and others not so much. I always tweak them a bit for our liking. I rarely follow a recipe exactly. I am always changing them up. Some of the best meals are ones that you just throw together without a recipe.
Posted by Sue on 07-26-2017
Most of the things I cook are based on my mom's recipes or I improvise based on what's in my kitchen. However, when I do follow a recipe, it's usually based off of videos I watch on Youtube. I like watching how something is made rather than just reading the instructions and for me, it's easier to follow along with a video.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-26-2017
Hi, all the recipes that my wife owns are from her mother or my mother and a few were taken from the Internet. What I want to say is that all the recipes were tried and are one of the best meals I eat. Sometimes she tries a recipe from her friends and if it worth the trouble she writes it down and cooks it again in the next future!
Posted by wallet on 07-27-2017
Well, I like to see recipes everywhere, in any TV channel or in Pinterest or Facebook, or Youtube, I like to cook the things that I thing that could be good and almost everything that I see on the internet is good and I like to cook so, when I see a new recipe I like to buy things and I do my work to eat that recipe and enjoy doing that.
Posted by BatmanWayne on 07-29-2017
I have to admit that it is my husband who is the boss in the kitchen. And I am proud to say that his cooking is by "oido" or playing it by taste. When we eat in a restaurant and I would say I loved a dish, he would check the ingredients of the dish and think hard. He makes his recipes that way. Our relatives are always surprised when they drop by and have the opportunity to dine in our home. They say that our dishes are always superb and most of them would be asking for the recipe. Of course, original recipes are secret.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-30-2017
I get my recipes from my grandmother. I also watch youtube and get some recipes from online sources. What I usually do is to test out the recipes and make my own adjustments to get a new flavor. Cooking is like science to me.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-07-2017
Well, I love trying out new recipes, so am always googling online to find new recipes to try out. I have joined a lot of Facebook cooking groups to find recipes. Youtube videos have really made it possible for me to be a good cook.
Posted by williamk on 08-18-2017
I get most of the recipes from my mother and sister. My mother and sister are great cooks. My mother cooks traditional dishes and my sister cooks modern dishes, she also likes to experiment with traditional dish. In fact I learned cooking from my mother and sister. Cooking is one of my favorote things to do. When I am bored, I experiment with new dishes.
Posted by vinaya on 08-30-2017
Well I've learned most of recipes that I cook today from my mother who cooks for us since I was a kid. Now that I'm stay-in here in our workplace, we ended up contributing on our own to buy food on the market and cook on our own as its really not budget friendly buying or eating food from the small restaurants. I've became the one who cooks after my co-employee which is gay had to resign due to unresolved conflict with the H.R. in our office. Yes I've become the instant chef and its really hard to think of what meals should I prepare for my co-employees. And then from that, I start looking for a quick recipes to cook on the net and had to download an app from google play for recipes to cook everyday.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-05-2017
Well well, my recepes come from my mother, as I practically learnt all that I know how to cook today from her. Where her own recepes came from is not what I could frankly answer unless you need me to lie about it. Sometimes I do ask her, mum who taught you to cook all the meals you know how to cook?

I do enjoy cooking very much, in fact I make all my meals by myself and it's not a big deal. It's actually a great thing to cook your own food, this would make you to be dependent on yourself and not requiring anyone to come prepare your food for you.

For my kind that have trust issues, I find it very difficult to allow another person to cook my meal for me except my direct sibling. I am comfortable cooking my own food as I don't want to die of food poisoning sooner than later.
Posted by Heatman on 09-10-2017
I usually come up with a recipe from my cravings and imagination. That's the time I do my experiment. My mom once made a veggie burger out of banana bud. I made the patty the next time around. I was imagining a barbecue flavored patty for the veggie burger so I followed my mom's recipe for the regular one. Then I marinated it in barbecue sauce. The experiment is successful. I made a variation with the patty. I made both regular and barbecue veggie burger patty. My nieces loved it. We enjoyed our afternoon snacks together.
Posted by Krisleen on 10-04-2017
I get my we recipe from both online and offline.Online I get my recipe from blogs,forums and food tutorial from YouTube while offline I get it from food shows on TV,books and from friends I can learn recipes from anywhere
Posted by lovely on 11-13-2017
My grandfather was Spanish and he grew up in Valencia, Spain. My dad died when I was young and my mother remarried and I and my brothers grew up under the care of my maternal grandparents, like most Spanish men, my grandfather owns the kitchen, he loves to cook and taught me when I was 5 years old how to cook Spanish dishes, while my grandmother was good in traditional Filipino cuisine and she also taught me how to cook her favorite dishes. I think I inherited their passion in cooking, even my younger brother loves to cook, he owns a small neighborhood restaurant that serves Chinese and Filipino dishes.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 04-02-2018
That’s a fairly nice biography you had shared with us. I know that Spanish men have that distinct taste for food. In fact, Spanish dishes are still revered now that it is always something special on the buffet table while the Chinese dishes are looked down at during parties. Anyway, I guess you have nice recipes in your home cooking that your family may be getting obese (joke) with the delicious food.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-17-2018
Cooking is what I do everyday. I get my recipes from my mom or the internet. Sometimes I want to recreate the dishes of my childhood so I often ask my mother about how to make the food she used to make. I also look for recipes in the internet. Whenever I feel experimental or trying a new thing I go to the internet. There are a lot of different recipes available now. All we have to do is look.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-09-2018
Where do you get your recipe from: Some of my recipe is from my mother, she is the first one who gives me idea on cooking not literally do cooking in my self but giving me ideas on what should be done first. I start my cooking season literally when i have my own family, where i don't have my mother besides me to help me to cook so I search it online. At first it was a little pressure for me and i need to watch the video while cooking but when i use to do it, all i need to know is the recipe and how it to be done. I don't need to watch a video while cooking anymore.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-14-2018
My mom used to teach me how to cook. But these days, I learn a lot of different dishes from watching videos on Youtube and reading from different blogs and forums. There are really a lot of cooking styles but I am very fond of trying very unorthodox style of cooking. They add twist in attaining different flavors in very different ways and it is very fun learning their tricks and hacks in cooking.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-17-2018