Simplify Your Kitchen: Managing Recipe Clutter Digitally

Simplify Your Kitchen: Managing Recipe Clutter Digitally

Stephanie Barlow
Jul 1, 2011

In this age of digital solutions, professional chefs are turning turning to e-readers and online cloud systems to manage their recipe clutter. The Wall Street Journal reports on these tips and how they can be of use to rescue home cooks from dreaded piles of loose recipes.

Professional chefs interviewed in the story stress that recipes need to be organized into categories from the start. And not just the standard labels like appetizers, main courses, and side dishes; use categories that fit your lifestyle. One chef's categories include "Comfort Food Lunches, Impress 'em Weekend Dishes and Back on the Wagon (for diet-friendly options)."

Then the challenge becomes finding an organizational system that works for you. Utilize free recipe storage boxes on sites you frequent and either scan or file your printed recipes. There are more and more digital solutions emerging daily; read more below for the latest recipe storage sites.

Read more: Chefs Solve a Modern Kitchen Crisis: Recipe Clutter at The Wall Street Journal

Do you store your recipes online or file them the old fashioned way?

Related: More iPhone Apps for the Home Cook

(Image: Michal Czerwonka/WSJ)

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