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. Some didn’t have reviews so I had to find the top five through other means (like top pins on Pinterest). You’ll definitely notice some trends – like lots of comfort food and big use of the slow cooker.
I’m going to go through and make them all and will report back at the end of the summer! Let me know if you have any other ideas…
Thekitchn (no review #s, so had to use Pinterest)
Yummly (These below may be questionable, as they are ranked by pageviews and not reviews.)