- Please click on this link to take you to CookBook in the Chrome Web Store.
- Click 'Add to Chrome'
- In the top right hand corner of your Chrome browser, click on the puzzle extensions icon
- Click the pin next to CookBook to make it blue - this will pin the icon in your top bar
How to use:
- Click on the CB extension icon and sign in to your CookBook account (this will open the CookBook website up into a new tab for you to sign in)
- Browse the web and find a recipe you'd like to import
- Click on the CB extension icon - this will initiate the recipe read
- If successful, CookBook will say 'Recipe received! Click "Open Recipe" to save this recipe to your CookBook'
- Click 'Open recipe' - this will open the recipe into your CookBook in a new tab on the CB website
- Edit, add your tags, notes etc. and hit save!
What if CookBook didn't read my recipe?
There are 2 error messages you may see:
- "We could not read the recipe data from this page"
- "We were unable to read recipe information from this website. Websites must support structured recipe data such as hrecipe, microdata, Recipe schema or JSON-LD formatting to be compatible. Check our FAQs to find out more (0).
Why didn't my recipe import?
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.