Edit 10/26/2010 Fridge to Food entered beta 2 last night. I completely rewrote the back end using CakePHP in about two weeks. It has received pretty serious design updates. I don't know if we're still considering it as a possible sister site, but either way I would appreciate any thoughts you have on it :)
Check it out: http://www.fridgetofood.com
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So I mentioned this in the Create a "recipes" meta site thread, but at the time we weren't in beta yet, so it was a sort of "maybe, in the future" suggestion. Well, as of a couple of days ago, Fridge to Food is now in public beta. I would like to offer it as an alternative recipe repository and sister site to a Recipes StackExchange.
I started writing it eight months ago partly based on ideas borrowed from StackExchange - such as a voting and reputation system, and active wiki tagging - but adapted specifically to recipes. I believe it could fill the job of recipe repository for this site and do it better than a vanilla StackExchange.
It is specifically adapted to recipes. It indexes recipes by ingredient and currently sports an ingredient based search. I plan to add a title based search, improve the ingredient based search and add an advanced search. It has tagging and filtering by tags. It has voting and reputation. And it has something more that a StackExchange lacks - its very image based. Anyone can post an image to any recipe - the image with the highest votes is the one displayed when searching and browsing.
Things it doesn't have that a StackExchange do would be easy migration and the ability to ask for certain recipes in a question and answer format. I plan to work very hard on the searching and filtering to make it very easy to find any recipe you are looking for. And recipes will already have been voted on so you can sort them by votes. As to the migration I would be willing to look into the StackExchange API to see if it's possible to create some sort of migration routine. I plan to attempt to write a recipe parser for blog posts in order to pull recipes from RSS feeds, which would be similar I imagine. But that's rather distant future.
I'm open to suggestions from the community for features or changes. Though this is a one man band free-time project right now, so I only have so much bandwidth to actually make changes.
Edit 08/16/2010 Updated tonight to add a title search, the ability to browse user profiles (by join date and reputation), deleting recipes and images you posted, recropping images, and some minor bug fixes and style improvements. Let me know if you find any bugs.
Also, do people think this is a viable sister-site recipe repository? Is there anything else I need to do to it to make it more viable?