Did you know you can find recipes with Google? Well, you probably did, but did you know you could search for just recipes? Just recipes that take under 30 minutes to prepare? How about recipes that don't use cheese? It used to be that you needed to use a specialized search engine or go directly to a recipe cite in order to find recipes. You can now use Google to find recipes from all sorts of different sites all over the Web. Here's how it works.
Search for Food
In most cases, all you have to do is search for some sort of food. Yes, it's that simple. Google automatically detects that if you're looking for food, you're probably looking for a recipe. It may suggest images or shopping items, too, but if you look on the left side, you'll see that this search for "eggplant Parmesan" is a search for recipes. There are even picture previews for most of thes results, so it makes it really easy to find what you need.
Behind the scenes, Google is using semantic search results to determine what people usually mean by certain combinations of words. There are exceptions, of course. Not every word for food is exclusively a word for food. We'll get to that in a bit, but first let's refine the results for our eggplant recipe.
These results are great, but what if you don't want to use cheese? What if you're in a hurry? You can filter your results to find the perfect recipe.