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Introducing Garlic Toum, the Recipe Search Engine!

Fri Oct 23 2020

Welcome to a new kind of search engine! Garlic Toum is the search engine when it comes to looking for recipes. By searching through titles and ingredients, Garlic Toum makes it easier to find real recipes for the things you want to cook. With a hand-curated list of websites to search through, the recipes that you find come from real people. We went through and found the best food blogs and sites and indexed them for easy searching. There are no fake websites that have gamed the SEO in an effort to make ad money. The most relevant recipes show up, because that's what you need.

Discoverability #

One of the major things we want from Garlic Toum is the ability to discover new recipes from cuisines around the world. Right now you can search for ingredients you have on hand and we'll find recipes that can work for you. With the protein and cuisine filter, you can even narrow down your results to what protein you enjoy eating (or none at all - we have a vegetarian filter!) and food from regions around the world. We have all sorts of ideas of how to make recipes more discoverable in the works, so stay tuned for even more deliciousness!

Ideology #

At its core, Garlic Toum will always be a free search engine first. We want to put the users in control of what they are looking for. We aren't going to "de-rank" a recipe because it takes too long, has too many ingredients, or is too "exotic". We will always try and encourage our users to find a recipe on their own. Any features added to the site will be in the name of search and discoverability. We don't sell your data, because we don't collect your data.

Garlic Toum will be in progress for quite a while, as we mostly just work on it in our spare time. Check back on the blog to hear about any updates! We hope you enjoy the site!