An Open Recipe Format2019-03-27
I have been toying with the idea of a recipe file format for a while. The main reason I was looking into this is because I have been playing around with a generic Python webscrapper to pull recipes from the plethora of ad and tracker ridden recipe websites and into a database. I use and reuse a lot of online recipes. The problem is I don't always know what recipe it was. So for a while I was printing them and adding them to a recipe box, but that only lasts so long. My thought was to create a database of all recipes I have used, and then I can go back and tweak them --use git or a git-like system to see what I changed-- add notes about what I did and didn't like, and most important, ensure that they will be there at all.
And then today I started thinking about recipe file formats again and decided pursue the creation of a recipe file format, and eventually get back to the scrapping as well. The main reason I am going to pursue the file format is purely for learning. I think it would be a great learning opportunity to create a standard, even if it's only ever a standard used by me.