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New York Times Cooking Site Beta Test

ninrn | Jun 17, 2014 10:36 AM

The NYTimes is trying out a new cooking site: For now anyway, prospective users are being asked sign up as beta testers for it.

There's not that much to the site yet. It's got all the NYT recipes, and you can save them to a "recipe box", but the search feature has serious glitches. For example, I tried to look up some recipes by the exact title used when they were printed in the Times (e.g. Sam Sifton's "Trini Chinese Chicken") and they didn't come up in the search results. If I search for them via the main Times search engine they do though, and, now that I've signed up, once I reach a recipe page through the homepage or Google search, the link does come up to add it to my recipe box.

There are also some guest editor types who have their own recipe boxes you can look at, and I guess they'll post articles and recipes in the future. I expect (hope) they'll add more features in time.

Right now the upside is that if you sign up as a tester, it seems like you won't be blocked from recipe pages by the monthly 10-article limit the general NYT site has for non-subscribers. Otherwise, it's clearly a work in progress.

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