How Online Recipe Reviews Are Useful Do You Read an Online Recipe's Reviews? January 16, 2011 by Katie Sweeney 14 Save 0 Favorite 0 Although I never write any, I like to read the reviews on recipes from websites like Food Network and Epicurious. I find you can learn a lot about a recipe from the reviews, as well as get ideas for interesting substitutions. How about you? Source: Thinkstock CookingRecipesRecipe Reviews Tell your friends Link Love 20 top-rated restaurants across the country ZagatWatch Gordon Ramsay and the Swedish Chef's kitchen throwdown — DelishHow to get your hands on a bottle of the elusive Pappy Van Winkle — Grub StreetA beaut of a fruitcake — America's Test Kitchen FeedThe peel-less guide to peeling that orange — HuffPost TasteJon Stewart's hilarious take on the fast food wages strike — EaterHow America learned to embrace sushi — Food52Find out what kind of wine matches your personality — Yahoo! Shine 14 Comments Sign in to leave a comment Sign in with your account Don't have an account? Create one now! fuzzles 2 years Roaring, Isn't it? I almost pea-ed my pants laughing. ;) RoaringSilence 2 years fuzzles! That is amazing ahahah ALL the comments for that recipe are hilarious! They remind me of the funny youtube comments on all of chow's videos... they have some amazing instructions sometimes, but sometimes it's useless crap like "how to get a bartender's attention" or "how to fry an egg" or "how to cool water for coffee" susanec 2 years OMG, the peas. Or corn or spaghetti. Wow. That's why I skim the comments for pertinent info and ignore the rest. bluesarahlou 2 years Here's how I got around the fact that I don't like peas . . . Eliminate the peas. Substitute 5 loaves of toast instead. Spread pealess pea mixture on toast. Enjoy. Serves 3. :rotfl: fuzzles 2 years You must. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-peas-recipe/reviews/index.html fuzzles 2 years I read this on another website a while back. Someone was commenting on Paula Deen's recipe for English Peas, which, I crap you not, involved butter and opening two cans of English peas. The most legendary recipe comment. Ever. "This was outstanding! I did make a couple of modifications. I eliminated the butter, and in place of the peas I substituted one can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs." tigr3bianca 2 years I definitely read reviews to get a feel for how the recipe turns out. I don't like allrecipes but I do use epicurious and Chow. As for changing the ingredients, if I changed most of the recipe, I won't rate it. If most the reviewers changed the recipe in a certain way, I'll try it that way. AmberHoney 2 years Yes, but I dislike the people who change all the ingredients and claim their version is better. That's not a review that's an I did a better job, pat on back comment which serves no purpose to others. Which is prevelant on Allrecipes.com; and I love the site. RoaringSilence 2 years Only if it's a user submitted recipe, such as the ones on allrecipes.com. (even though a lot of times many of the reviews are only about how people substituted pretty much all the ingredients for something else.. what's the point in that?) If it's from a professional website, I trust the publishers more than the commenters. My favorite websites for recipes are chow.com and marthastewart.com. amber512 2 years Absolutely every time! Although I skim through them, but I look to see if multiple people had the same problem with a particular step or item. See More recipes Dessert Feb 07, 2012 A Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French Macarons recipes Jul 21, 2013 The Secret to Making Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur at Home Holiday Nov 12, 2013 40 Killer Vegetarian Appetizers Dessert Aug 01, 2013 Summer Calls For No-Bake Desserts Vegetarian Oct 23, 2013 How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash recipes May 13, 2013 Get the Dish: Waldorf Salad You Might Also Like consumerism Nov 06, 2013 Don't Tell Anyone: 11 Secret Starbucks Saving Tips Holiday Dec 05, 2013 101 Appetizers Perfect For Any Occasion celebrity chefs Oct 11, 2010 5 Things You May Not Know About Giada De Laurentiis Bikini Sep 08, 2008 Sugar Bits — Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Engaged!