Cookbook:Policy

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Cookbook | Help pages

This page describes policies for pages in the Cookbook. It is a "living document" so it will change over time to reflect the standards created by Cookbook contributors.

Recipe Formatting[edit]

Recipes should be formatted according to the recipe template.

Pages needing work[edit]

Pages which need work should be tagged with the {{cookwork}} template, and will appear in Category:Cookbook pages needing work. When a recipe has been sufficiently improved, the template should be removed.

Naming Conventions[edit]

Cookbook Pages[edit]

Case[edit]

The de-facto naming convention for Cookbook pages is title case.

Name[edit]

Recipes should be named according to their traditional name, their origin, or their ingredients. Avoid naming recipes for people, unless it is a well-known recipe by that name.

Recipes with a non-English name that have a common English name should be named with their common English name. For example, the primary name for Cookbook:Khaeng Keaw Wan should be Cookbook:Thai Green Curry. If necessary or desired a redirect from the name in the original language can be created. In cases where the non-English name is the common name, that name should be used, as in Cookbook:Huevos Rancheros.

Recipes names with special characters (diacritics, etc) should be primarily spelled with simple ASCII characters and a redirect should be created with the special characters included.

Special Diets[edit]

Recipes for a special diet which are substantially adjusted variations of a normal recipe should be denoted by the diet name in parentheses after the name of the recipe. A vegan variation of Cookbook:Chili would be Cookbook:Chili (Vegan); a gluten-free variation of Cookbook:Brownie would be Cookbook:Brownies (Gluten-Free); a lactose-free variation of Cookbook:Milkshake would be Cookbook:Milkshake (Lactose-Free). Recipes which adhere to a special diet, but are not variations for that specific diet should not be named in this fashion; instead only the appropriate category should be added. Trivial variations should be listed on the recipe page itself.

Duplicate Recipes and Disambiguation Pages[edit]

When there is more than one recipe for a single type of food, there are several ways to resolve the situation:

  1. If one recipe is of poor quality, delete it.
  2. If one recipe can be expressed as a variation upon the other, include it in the variations section and delete the original.
  3. If the recipes can be merged into a single recipe, merge them and delete the originals.
  4. Create a disambiguation page for the 'abstract' type of food (using the {{cookdp}} template as a header) and give each recipe a unique name.

In the last case, the distinguishing name should be as descriptive of the unique qualities of the recipe as possible. For example, a disambiguation page is Cookbook:Lasagne which links to Cookbook:Traditional Lasagne, Cookbook:Ricotta Lasagne, and Cookbook:Lasagne with bean sauce. If there is not an appropriately descriptive way to distinguish the recipes, roman numerals should be used, as in Cookbook:Hummus I.

Cookbook Categories[edit]

Cookbook-related categories are not entirely standardized, but these generally seem to be in the "normal" wikipedia form of capitalized first letter, lowercased first letter elsewhere (except with proper nouns).

For recipe categorization by ingredient, origin, diet, meal type, and recipe type classifications there is a tendency to use the "___ recipes" format e.g.:

For ingredient categorization, a plural form is generally used, e.g.:

Featured Recipe and Ingredient[edit]

First, please know and understand, the 'Featured recipe' and 'Featured ingredient' categories are actually just repositories for links to the complete versions of recipes and ingredients that either:

  • are currently in the rotation to be displayed on the main Cookbook page; or
  • may have formerly been in the rotation to be displayed on the main Cookbook page, but are now 'retired'.

Adding a Featured recipe or Featured ingredient category tag to a recipe does not, by any means, put that recipe or ingredient on the current list of recipes or ingredients that can be displayed on the main Cookbook page.

Selection[edit]

Cookbook contributors and users should who would like to suggest that a particular recipe or ingredient be displayed on the main Cookbook page are welcome to tag worthy modules with Category:Featured recipe candidate or Category:Featured ingredient candidate.

'Featured recipes candidates' and 'Featured ingredients candidates' should be chosen to highlight the potential of the Cookbook. They should therefore be well written and wikified. In addition, each Featured recipe candidate should:

  • have a picture of the finished recipe (if possible)
  • follow the recipe template
  • have a recipe summary (see template above)
  • have proper categories (by ingredient, diet, region, etc as appropriate)
  • be an entire food item (i.e. not a component as in pie crust, sauces)

And each Featured ingredient candidate should:

  • have a picture of the ingredient
  • have proper categories (by ingredient, diet, region, etc as appropriate)

Procedure[edit]

To rotate the Featured recipe and the Featured ingredient shown on the main Cookbook page click here. This will allow you, and everyone throughout the world who accesses the main Cookbook page thereafter, to see a different, randomly selected, Featured recipe or Featured ingredient from the rotation.

Actually adding to the list of recipes or ingredients in the rotation of recipes and ingredients shown on the main cookbook page can be problematic:

  • It is not presently possible to adjust the list of Featured recipes displayed on the main Cookbook page, primarily because the same rotation is also included in the main Wikimedia page and is carefully controlled for that reason.
  • To add to the list of Featured ingredients displayed on the main Cookbook page see Template:Featured ingredient. To prepare you in advance, it requires a bit of programming knowledge, a previously researched candidate, the name of an image, ready to cut and paste, the prior composition of a suitable one sentence summary, and several other steps to be successful.

Available Cookbook-Related Templates[edit]

See also Category:Cookbook templates
What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{cooknav}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients

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{{recipe}}

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Recipes

Top of Page, instead of {{cooknav}}
{{ingredient}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Ingredients

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{{unit}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Units of measurement
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook/Units of measurement

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{{technique}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cooking techniques
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cooking techniques

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{{diet}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Special diets
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Diets

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{{cookbook help page}}

Cookbook | Help pages
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook help pages

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{{cookbook special page}}

Cookbook | Special pages
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook special pages

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{{cereal}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cereal Grain
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cereals

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{{cheese}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cheese
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cheeses

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{{fruit}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Fruit
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Fruits

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{{herb}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Herbs and Spices

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{{meat}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Meat and poultry
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Meat and poultry

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{{nut}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Nuts and Seeds
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Nuts and seeds

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{{seafood}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Seafood
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Seafood

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{{seed}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Nuts and Seeds
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Nuts and seeds

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{{spice}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Herbs and Spices

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{{vegetable}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Vegetable
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Vegetables

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{{Recipesummary|
|Category   = Dessert recipes
|Servings   = 1-2
|Energy     = 100 Cal (400 kJ)
|Time       = 30 minutes
|Difficulty = 3
|Note       = Requires specific tools
|Image      = [[Image:Hamburger_sandwich.jpg|300px]]
}}
Policy
Hamburger sandwich.jpg
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 1-2
Energy 100 Cal (400 kJ)
Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Note Requires specific tools


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{{recipesummary|Dessert recipes|1-2|30 minutes|3|[[Image:Hamburger_sandwich.jpg|300px]]|100 Cal (400 kJ)|Requires specific tools}}

Policy
Hamburger sandwich.jpg
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 1-2
Energy 100 Cal (400 kJ)
Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Note Requires specific tools


Top of Page, above {{cooknav}} or {{recipe}}
{{cookwork|Optional reason for work}}
This Cookbook page needs work. Please improve it. See the talk page for discussion regarding improvements.
The following reason was given: Optional reason for work
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{{cookstub}}

This Cookbook page is a stub. Please expand it.

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{{1881}}
Talk

This page incorporates text from the public domain 1881 Household Cyclopedia.

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{{Oscookbook}}
Talk

This page incorporates text from the Open Source Cookbook, which is under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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{{Decameron}}
Talk

This page incorporates text from the public domain cookbook The Cook's Decameron: A Study In Taste, Containing Over Two Hundred Recipes For Italian Dishes.

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{{featured recipe}}

[[File:{{{cover}}}|x210px|center|link=Cookbook:{{{title}}}]]

{{{desc}}}
[[:File:{{{cover}}}|Image credit]]
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{{featured ingredient}}


[[File:{{{cover}}}|x210px|center|link=Cookbook:{{{title}}}]]

{{{desc}}}
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{{Nutrition Summary|
|ServingSize=1/6 of recipe (300 g)
|Servings=6
|Cals=128
|FatCals=31
|TotalFat=3 g
|SatFat=2 g
|Cholesterol=7 mg
|Sodium=351 mg
|Carbs=19 g
|Fiber=3 g
|Sugars=0 g
|Protein=6 g
|VitaminA=405%
|VitaminC=15%
|Calcium=8%
|Iron=8%
}}
NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 128
Calories from fat 31
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 405%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
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{{nutritionsummary|1/6 of recipe (300 g)|6|128|31|3 g|2 g|7 mg|351 mg|19 g|3 g|0 g|6 g|405%|15%|8%|8%}}
NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 128
Calories from fat 31
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 405%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
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Usage notes[edit]

  1. {{Recipesummary}}:
    • All fields are optional, see Template:Recipe summary/doc#Examples for examples on using this template.
    • The "Category" tries to resolve to an actual category, but does not include the recipe in that category.
    • Rating is between 1 and 5 inclusive.
  2. {{nutritionsummary}} is shorthand for {{Nutrition Summary}}. Its arguments are in the order they are displayed.
  3. {{Seasonality}}:
  4. {{SeasonalitySpec}} is used to enter the values for the southern hemisphere manually. The template has 24 number fields one per month per hemisphere, from Jan to Dec, northern hemisphere first.