Entering your terms is simple:
Separate them with a space.
The search engine will try to find all the recipes with titles containing the terms and reject all the recipes with titles or ingredients containing the terms in the "Without...' section.
To use wildcards, see the dedicated paragraph a bit lower down
It's even easier with this search option because all you need to do is enter 1-3 desired ingredients
and if necessary, request certain ingredients to be excluded ("Without...").
With this type of search, wildcards are not active.
This is where things get complicated:
It's the type of search that will satisfy the most demanding users.
Example: I'd like to find tart or quiche recipes that contain tomatoes but not eggs.
- If you want a keyword to appear in the recipes, enter it as it is.
- If you don't want it to appear, put a minus sign (-) in front of it.
- If you want the search engine to suggest tart recipes as well as quiche recipes, use an equals sign (=) between the two terms, leaving a space on each side.
The previous example is therefore written as:
It's possible to use wildcards when searching by title and, of course, in the advanced search.
This involves replacing the end of a keyword with an asterisk or question mark so that the search engine displays recipes containing different permutations of the keyword.
- The asterisk * replaces several characters.
- The question mark ? replaces 1 character.
However, you cannot use wildcards at the start of a word.
Remove all accents from words.
A short example:
To search the terms cream or creamy, use the keyword cream*.
A little bit of advice:
You need to enter at least one "constructive" term that you want to find in the recipes.
- the types of dishes
- the cost
- the difficulty
You can of course select one or more possibilities.
If you don't want to filter your search, don't tick anything:
only the keywords will be used to search for recipes.
The recipes will appear in a list.
Next to the picture, you'll see the title of the recipe.
To the right, you can see at a glance a few indications that will help you determine if the recipe is of interest to you:
- The type of dish (Example: Dessert)
On the right-hand side, you'll find a summary of the recipe.