What is Fork the Cookbook?

Fork the Cookbook is your personal recipe scrapbook to keep track of your favourite recipes. Fork the Cookbook makes it easy for you to edit recipes and share it with friends and family.

What is fork?

We are taking a cue from the open source community. To fork means to create a copy from the original recipe so that you can work on it independently and share your version with the world.

Why should I fork?

We believe that everyone has something valuable to share with the community. We believe recipes should suit you, not the other way around. Fork your perfect version of a dish, and then share it with the world. We believe it makes the world a better place.

Why the name “Fork the Cookbook”?

Cookbooks have a very imposing feel on them. One almost always feels the need to follow a cookbook to a T. The name comes from a play of naughty sounding words, and the concept of forking (ala open source projects). Plus, a fork is a fairly common kitchen utensil. :P

Can I fork recipes that are not in Fork the Cookbook?

Not yet. It was a feature initially planned for release but it turned out to be more difficult than expected so we're still working on it.

Is this legal?

According to the law, cooking is not considered inventing, it evolves. Recipes are a list of ingredients that cannot be copyrighted. You can however, modify the list, and share it with the world, which is what Fork the Cookbook aims to help.

Why do you need my email?

We need your email for two reasons: So you can sign in to Fork the Cookbook; and to ensure that you will have a page to track your own forks. Also, you need to be a human to use Fork the Cookbook. Or a really intelligent cat.
p/s: We hate spam and we won't spam you.

But wait, no need for password?

You have to remember the passwords for your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, reddit etc. Let us worry about this password to Fork the Cookbook for you. All we need is an email address that we can send your one-time password to and you will use that one-time pass word to login.

What if I’m logged out & I forget my PIN?

Once you’re logged in, you should not be logged out unless you clear your cache/cookies. In the event that you are logged out & you forgot your PIN, simply submit your email again and we’ll send you another PIN.

Is Fork the Cookbook open source?

Not yet. There are many reasons for this, code quality being the main reason. We DO however have a plan to open source Fork the Cookbook, and we will be doing it by components. Expect the first component to be open sourced at around the end of April 2013

My question isn't on this list!

Shoot us an email: admin[at]forkthecookbook.com . We answer all emails except spam