BigOven.com – A Social Network About Food

Recipearchiveb3 BigOven.com is a growing recipe sharing network that I’ve been building up brick-by-brick. 

At present, the product portfolio includes award-winning recipe software for Windows, www.bigoven.com – a massive online recipe archive (160,000+ recipes), and free mobile companions for Palm and Windows Mobile.  All the products work together, to try to solve the "What to make for dinner tonight?" problem easier to answer for home cooks.

BigOven integrates seamless access to the archive with (optional) Windows desktop software.  You can search recipes by ingredient (e.g., use up those chicken breasts in your fridge).  You can drag and drop the recipe cards you want onto a shopping list, and boom! — a sorted grocery list is generated for you.  Or, if you’d like, you can drag recipes onto an Outlook-style calendar and plans meals in advance.

BigOven is profitable, and growing.  It’s also been a terrific sandbox for me to experiment around with various social networking concepts, such as peer-produced content, tagging, and more.  At this writing, we’ve got about 50,000 members, and have sold a great deal of desktop recipe software.