January 4, 2010

CulinaryCulture – A Gathering Place for Foodies


CulinaryCulture is an online destination for food enthusiasts of all types. Whether you’re a serious chef with years of training, a stay-at-home mom who loves baking cookies, or a 20-something city dweller with an interest in ethnic dishes, CulinaryCulture is an online community devoted to helping foodies from around the globe learn and share their knowledge with others.

From recipe listings, to restaurant reviews, to a searchable events calendar, the toughest part about using CulinaryCulture can be deciding what to do first. After registering for free, start small by creating a profile and uploading your own photo. From there you can browse recipes and submit your own, or check out what other users are saying about restaurants in your town. The site’s Upcoming Events section lists culinary happenings around the globe, and lets you discuss the events with others before and after they take place.

Possibly the busiest area of CulinaryCulture is the site’s community forum, where users discuss and debate all sorts of food-related topics—from the best cookie recipe to the worst kitchen appliances. It’s easy to reply to any discussion and insert your own 2 cents, or bookmark the conversation and return at a later time to see how the debate played out. If you are a food enthusiast who’s interested in making connections with others who share your passion, CulinaryCulture is definitely an online community worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a new recipe
  • Get cooking advice from experts
  • Read reviews of restaurants in your area
  • Learn about upcoming food events around the country

Insider Tips:

  • Browse recipes by ingredients or search for a specific dish
  • Include photos of in review of a new restaurant
  • Leave a comment to agree or disagree with another user’s review of a place
  • Search for events located a set distance from your current location

What we liked:

  • Large photos make recipes look enticing
  • Easy to comment on specific recipes or restaurant reviews
  • Ability to RSVP to an event and see who else is planning to attend
  • Lively discussion boards offer insight on a wide array of culinary topics

What we didn’t like:

  • Because the community is still new, there aren’t as many reviews or recipes as other major food websites


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
  • Founded by: Mischa DeHart and Jacob DeHart
  • Web site:


  • Free

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