Monday, 23 July 2012


Modern culinary recipes normally consist of several components
The name (and often the locale or provenance) of the dish
How much time it will take to prepare the dish
The required ingredients along with their quantities or proportions
Necessary equipment and environment needed to prepare the dish
An ordered list of preparation steps
The number of servings that the recipe will provide (the "yield")
The texture and flavour
A photograph of the finished dish
Some recipes will note how long the dish will keep and its suitability for freezing. Nutritional information, such as calories per serving and grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrates per serving, may also be given.
Earlier recipes often included much less information, serving more as a reminder of ingredients and proportions for someone who already knew how to prepare the dish.
Recipe writers sometimes also list variations of a traditional dish, to give different tastes of the same recipes.