How to choose the best recipe for you

The Essence of Yum is not a recipe website.

Essence of Yum exists to help you do two things:

  1. Understand the dish you want to make, so that you can…
  2. Choose the recipe for that dish that’s best for you.

Why would you need this help?

Because there are literally millions of recipes available online. Try a Google search for “macaroni and cheese recipe”. It returns more than 200 of them!

And as if the sheer number doesn’t make choosing one hard enough, lots of them are “the best”, or the creamiest, or the easiest, etc, etc, etc.

So how can you possibly choose?

This is where I think I can help.

I review 10 or 20 (sometimes more) recipes for a dish to figure out how they compare. How they are the same, how they differ, how their readers rate them and more.

From that review, I pull out the details that help understand how a typical recipe for that dish works. And I try to point out the factors that will help you choose one that’s right for you. Factors like different cooking methods, variations in ingredients, different textures and more.

Hopefully, being armed with this knowledge helps you choose the recipe that’s best for you.