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about the collection

The collection is heavily inspired by the USENET Cookbook and Greg Lehey’s recipe collection.

Underneath, it’s all Kramdown-style Markdown, stored in Git, rendered with Jekyll, and hosted on Github Pages.

recipe methodology

Like Greg’s collection linked above, many of the recipes have had slight modification from their sources.

I take a similar stance on all of these.

formatting recipes

Our structure is very heavily influenced by the USENET Cookbook, although the use of antiquated utilities like Troff has been factored out. I write Markdown in the Kramdown flavour.

Lifted straight from raita(SV):

---
layout: default
slug: raita
title: Indian Spiced Savoury Yoghurt
categories: [sauce, vege]
ratings:
  difficulty: easy
  time: "5 minute preparation, 30 minutes resting"
  precision: "approximate measurement okay"
---

This is Jekyll’s YAML front-matter. We keep lots of stuff here:

Continuing, we have:

{% include recipe-header.html %}

If you want to describe the recipe to us a bit, blockquote here. If you got this recipe from a cookbook, give the title and author here.

{:.blockquote}
> Raita is a traditional Indian side.  It's very easy to do, tastes
> excellent, refreshes, and balances spicy dishes well.  In India, I
> had this dish (or an analogue thereof) in Rajasthan.

List your ingredients. Use Unicode fraction codepoints for fractions; use non-breaking spaces to connect quantities to units. Use sane and consistent (read: metric) units. Try to keep this list in the order that the recipe calls for it.

{% include recipe-ingredients.html %}

* 100 g natural/Greek yoghurt
* ¼ bunch coriander or parsley, shredded
* ¼ cucumber, finely diced
* 10 g ground cumin seeds

Next, the recipe procedure. Each step should be sequential and only transform one element of state at a time. Recipes with multiple concurrent dishes should have each part separated, not interleaved in the style of Jamie Oliver.

{% include recipe-steps.html %}

1. To the yoghurt, add coriander or parsley, cucumber, and ground
   cumin, and stir well.

2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

I retentively write commentary about ingredient availability and preparation, as well as origin and serving sizes, and how itt keeps. Much of this will be useful while sourcing and/or preparing ingredients, but be irrelevant while actually following the recipe procedure.

{% include recipe-notes.html %}

Origin
:    This is straight from memory of a family recipe.

Servings
:    Keeps reasonably, although may go a bit watery; just stir it back
     together.  Scales sanely, too, and can be bulk made very readily.

I also tend to log how it went, and how successful it was. Perhaps also a picture?

Finally, all the remaining bumpf. In the tradition of the USENET Cookbook, a brief summary of you.

{% include recipe-wrapup.html %}
<address>
Jashank Jeremy<br />
Sydney, Australia<br />
@jashankj
</address>
{% include recipe-end.html %}

categories

Much like the original USENET Cookbook, there are categories, and the category codes are pretty much the same. They are:

M
main dish (main)
A
appetiser/snack (snack)
B
bread or pasta (bread)
L
beverage (liquid) (drink)
C
cookie or cake (cake)
S
sauce (sauce)
As
salad (salad)
P
soup (soup)
D
dessert (dsst)
V
vegetable dish (vege)
O
other (other)

The suffix V on any category means it is vegetarian, so a dish marked MV would be a vegetarian main dish.