When you import a recipe CookBook reads the code behind the recipe and parses the data.
Unfortunately a lot of websites do not hold their recipes in a structured recipe format therefore even if you can see the information, we may not be able to behind the scenes.
Commonly the issues are either with recipes being incorrectly named/tagged or with the recipe data within the ingredients and method being listed in a non standard format.
CookBook supports all modern machine readable markups and formats including HRecipe, Microdata, Recipe schema and JSON-LD.
What can you do?
- If its a website you use a lot, you can get in touch with the owner of the website/recipe and ask them to use a modern industry standard recipe format on their recipes. This not only benefits you but will benefit them too by improving their SEO and help them get found.
- Good old copy and paste - copy the recipe data and paste it into your CookBook manually
- We are continually monitoring imports and are working to support more websites, so if you believe the recipe is held in an industry standard format and think the importer should have worked, please get in touch with us by tapping on 'Submit a request' on this page. Remember to include the recipe URL along with any screenshots/attachments that may be helpful.