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30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Honestly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only does it fall within the boundaries of the best season (i.e., autumn), but the holiday is marked by lots and lots of food. And, I mean, is there anything better than food? Answer: no. Additionally, I…



Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Up-and-Coming Startups

By | Dec 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

For all you last minute shoppers out there (I won’t name names–you know who you are), there’s still time! Whether you’ve been too busy to shop or have been procrastinating on those who are impossible to shop for, I am here to help make…



LIFTTT App Adds Location Capability to IFTTT

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Today VisualCandyApps launched a brand-new iOS app, LIFTTT: Location plus If This Then That. It marks the third app the UK-based company has created, giving users the ability to factor in the “where” to the already popular IFTTT app. “Our company was founded a…


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5 IFTTT Recipes You Need to Be Using

By | Aug 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Much to the chagrin of Android users, If This Then That (IFTTT) is still exclusively on iOS. However, the rapid expansion in popularity could mean an Android version sooner rather than later. Part of IFTTT’s wild success can be directly attributed to the community…

Startups & Apps

New Recipe Discovery Site “Pandora for Cooking”

By | Apr 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

When you see a delicious looking picture of a meal, you probably begin craving something to munch on. Once you launch, expect that effect – times one hundred. The landing page of this recipe-discovery site is full of neatly organized pictures of all…

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How to Stay Competitive in a Crowded Marketplace: An Interview with Valerie Coffman of Feastie

By | Feb 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

When we first covered Feastie last September, we had decided that 2011 was the year of the recipe site.  Despite the very crowded market they are operating in, Feastie, a DC-based recipe search site that generates shopping lists based on what you want to…



CityEats Launches in DC, Directly Competing with OpenTable and Zagat

By | Dec 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

A new site designed to make that tough decision of where to eat tonight a bit easier for restaurant-goers and food lovers has launched in DC.  From the Food Network, the reservation site CityEats is partnering with Graffiato’s Chef/Owner, Mike Isabella, and competing directly…



Cereal for Dinner Again? Weekly Eats Can Help Get You Out of Your Food Rut

By | Dec 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

Winners of DC’s Startup Weekend, Weekly Eats are ones to keep your eye on. Not only did they claim the top spot in the capital’s weekend competition in late November – they were the highest placing US team in the recent Global Startup Battle….

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Tasty Startup CookItFor.Us Connects Cravers with Makers

By | Nov 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Catching on to the explosive growth of foodie culture and the pursuit of all things food, Chicago-based startup CookItFor.Us has positioned itself as a different kind of food website – one of action, purchase and discovery. Their online platform links “Cravers,” those who would…



Gojee Adds Drink Recipes, Reaches 200,000+ Members

By | Nov 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

Gojee, the curated recipe site that we covered previously, launched Gojee Drinks and announced over 200,000 members on Thursday. The new section has the same gorgeous photos and easy search of Gojee Food – with the ability to sort by what you have, crave,…

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Find Recipes on the Web with Feastie

By | Sep 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

Earlier this month, we asked, “Is 2011 the Year of Recipe Sites?” It must be so because, just a few weeks later, we have yet another recipe site to tell our readers about. Feastie is a new recipe search engine that scours food blogs…



Gojee Raises $1.2M Seed Round Led by Kapor Capital, Reaches Cooks in 199 Countries

By | Sep 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Gojee, a curated recipe site that we covered previously, has raised $1.2 million in seeding funding led by Kapor Capital. This announcement comes less than 3 months after Gojee’s gorgeous site launched to a collective sigh of happiness among foodies. Gojee has also brought…


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A Spicy Addition to the Semantic Recipe Search at Yummly

By | Aug 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

Some like it hot – and some don’t. And that’s OK, especially when you’re using the taste-based search engine, Yummly. Yummly, a semantic search engine for recipes, announced a spicy new addition to its search parameters this week.  They also announced that it’s serving…

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Enjoy Some Food Porn and Find Curated Recipes at Punchfork

By | Jul 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

Warning: do not visit Punchfork when you are hungry.  The food porn-ometer is off the charts.  Right now I am looking at photos of Charred Corn Tacos with Zucchini-Radish Slaw, Spice Rum Banana French Toast, Lemony Shrimp Salad with Couscous, Grilled Figs with Honeyed…



Users Are Obsessed with Recipe Site Gojee – But Where Is This Relationship Going?

By | Jul 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

Gojee has been compared to StumbleUpon and Pandora, and cofounder Mike LaValle calls it “Google for food blogger recipes.” Blogs are ablaze about its beauty: the site features full-screen photos, from pink-frosted chocolate cupcakes to crispy gorgonzola-pecan pizza. But those luscious photos leave…

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Save Recipes From Friends, Family, and Chefs Online at KeepRecipes

By | Apr 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

If you’re hungry, don’t read this.  How does Miso Orange Pepper Roasted Chicken sound?  What about Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter?  White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars with Coconut for dessert, anyone? OK, now I’m hungry too. If you love to cook, check out KeepRecipes,…