A few months ago we applied a quant approach to selecting recipes. Let’s apply the same methodology we talked about before:
“I’m a quant so I like to screen, sort, and rank till I’m blue in the face. So, since cooking is basically just formulas, I’ve always wondered why cooking doesn’t work the same way. Why can I crowdsource cooking to find the best recipes? I get that we don’t all have the same tastes, but you should be able to at least rank the top recipes and exclude all the garbage, right? Similar to movie rankings, there is a good chance that 95% on Rotten Tomatoes is a lot better than that 25%…So, I’m trying an experiment and below I took the time to find the five most popular/highest rated recipes on the top five cooking blogs.”
I would love for someone to build me a website that could scrape the top 5-10 recipe websites and let you sort them by # of reviews and rating. Email me if interested, I’ll fund it! Sort of like a WireCutter for cooking…
As a hilarious aside, I was wondering why this one particular recipe for salted water was the second highest rated recipe on Epicurious, then I read the comments…worth a read! Below is a handful of top rated recipes…enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!