Proceedings of the 20 th International Ethnological Food Research Conference, Department of Folklore and Ethnology, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Łodź, Poland, 3–6 September 2014
The Role of Internet Recipes in Cooking: Silke Bartsch, Christine Brombach and Gertrud Winkler
Silke Bartsch, Christine Brombach and Gertrud Winkler
The Role of Internet Recipes in Cooking
Cooking recipes are a part of culinary knowledge (Ehlert 2008; Barlösius 2011). Internet recipes are a kind of collective summary of recipes. Today, the abundance of Internet recipes, often with accompanying commentaries, makes it unnecessary to collect them on an individual basis. There seems to be a new way of dealing with traditional and culinary knowledge, such as that in the form of cooking recipes, in western societies.
The Situation in Germany and Switzerland
Cooking is a topic that is much in evidence in the media – in TV Shows and food blogs,1 for example. Many cookbooks are available on the market and an abundance of recipes are ready for downloading from the Internet. Almost everybody, especially young people, has experience of using the Internet and other media forms. In general terms, Internet utilisation consists of (1) communication by using social media, emails and so on; (2) online and offline games; and (3) searching for information, and also for entertainment in the form of music and videos (MPFS 2013; BMFSFJ 2013).
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