BigOven was mentioned as one of Saveur Magazine's "100 Favorite Things" for the New Year, in the 2009 edition of the Saveur 100. At #65 on the list, BigOven was as a favorite recipe app.
65 Brave New World
We love our broken-backed cookbooks and
our recipe boxes stuffed with index cards, but the truth is that these
days many home cooks are taking inspiration from the Internet as often
as they are from paper and ink. And that poses an interesting problem:
short of printing out and filing away every online recipe that piques
your interest or creating a bookmark drop-down menu on your browser
that's a mile long, how do you conveniently store, organize, and share
your electronic recipes? Enter our favorite Web development in recent
memory: ONLINE RECIPE-MANAGEMENT TOOLS. Software packages such
as MacGourmet (macgourmet.com) and BigOven (bigoven.com) save and
catalogue recipes in formats that allow users to sort and search by
theme ("family meal", say) or ingredient ("fennel bulbs"); to e-mail
recipes with ease; to print recipes onto index cards or preformatted
recipe book pages; and, in some cases, to upload recipes to an iPod or
a PDA. Some of them let you rescale recipes to make bigger or smaller
quantities, convert measurements to or from metric, and compile
shopping lists of ingredients you'll need. We've also gotten hooked on
Delicious (delicious.com); no, it's not a food blog or a recipe tool.
It's a "social bookmarking" site that lets you collect online bookmarks
(in our case, for recipe pages) from all over cyberspace, share them
with others, and see what recipes like-minded users have discovered out
there in the boundless banquet that is the World Wide Web.