Cookbook | Help pages

This page describes policies for pages in the Cookbook. It is a "living document" so it will change over time to reflect the standards created by Cookbook contributors. For specific help with contributing to the cookbook, see Cookbook:Help and Cookbook:FAQ.

Style edit

For the cookbook's stylistic and formatting conventions, please see Cookbook:Manual of Style.

Pages Needing Work edit

Pages which need work should be tagged with the {{cookwork}} template, and will appear in Category:Cookbook pages needing work. When a recipe has been sufficiently improved, the template should be removed.

Featured Recipe and Ingredient edit

First, please know and understand, the 'Featured recipe' and 'Featured ingredient' categories are actually just repositories for links to the complete versions of recipes and ingredients that either:

  • are currently in the rotation to be displayed on the main Cookbook page; or
  • may have formerly been in the rotation to be displayed on the main Cookbook page, but are now 'retired'.

Adding a Featured recipe or Featured ingredient category tag to a recipe does not, by any means, put that recipe or ingredient on the current list of recipes or ingredients that can be displayed on the main Cookbook page.

Selection edit

Cookbook contributors and users who would like to suggest that a particular recipe or ingredient be displayed on the main Cookbook page are welcome to tag worthy modules with Category:Featured recipe candidates or Category:Featured ingredient candidate.

'Featured recipes candidates' and 'Featured ingredients candidates' should be chosen to highlight the potential of the Cookbook. They should therefore be well written and wikified. In addition, each Featured recipe candidate should:

  • have a picture of the finished recipe (if possible)
  • follow the recipe template
  • have a recipe summary (see template above)
  • have proper categories (by ingredient, diet, region, etc as appropriate)
  • be an entire food item (i.e. not a component as in pie crust, sauces)

And each Featured ingredient candidate should:

  • have a picture of the ingredient
  • have proper categories (by ingredient, diet, region, etc as appropriate)

Procedure edit

To rotate the Featured recipe and the Featured ingredient shown on the main Cookbook page click here. This will allow you, and everyone throughout the world who accesses the main Cookbook page thereafter, to see a different, randomly selected, Featured recipe or Featured ingredient from the rotation.

Actually adding to the list of recipes or ingredients in the rotation of recipes and ingredients shown on the main cookbook page can be problematic:

  • It is not presently possible to adjust the list of Featured recipes displayed on the main Cookbook page, primarily because the same rotation is also included in the main Wikimedia page and is carefully controlled for that reason.
  • To add to the list of Featured ingredients displayed on the main Cookbook page see Template:Featured ingredient. To prepare you in advance, it requires a bit of programming knowledge, a previously researched candidate, the name of an image, ready to cut and paste, the prior composition of a suitable one sentence summary, and several other steps to be successful.

Available Cookbook-Related Templates edit

See also Category:Cookbook templates
What to type What it makes Where it goes
{{cooknav}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients

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{{recipe}}

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Recipes

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{{ingredient}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Ingredients

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{{unit}}

Cookbook | Ingredients | Units of measurement
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook/Units of measurement

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{{technique}}

Cookbook | Ingredients | Cooking techniques
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cooking techniques

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{{diet}}

Cookbook | Ingredients | Special diets
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Diets

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{{cookbook help page}}

Cookbook | Help pages
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook/Help pages

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{{cookbook special page}}

Cookbook | Special pages
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cookbook/Special pages

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{{cereal}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cereal Grain
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cereals

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{{cheese}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cheese
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Cheeses

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{{fruit}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Fruit
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Fruits

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{{herb}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Herbs and spices

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{{meat}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Meat and poultry
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Meat and poultry

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{{nut}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Nuts and Seeds
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Nuts and seeds

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{{seafood}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Seafood
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Seafood

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{{seed}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Nuts and Seeds
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Nuts and seeds

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{{spice}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Herbs and spices

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{{vegetable}}

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Vegetables
note: also includes the page using the template in Category:Vegetables

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{{Recipesummary|
|Category   = Dessert recipes
|Servings   = 1-2
|Energy     = 100 Cal (400 kJ)
|Time       = 30 minutes
|Difficulty = 3
|Note       = Requires specific tools
|Image      = [[Image:Hamburger_sandwich.jpg|300px]]
}}
Policy
 
CategoryDessert recipes
Servings1-2
Energy100 Cal (400 kJ)
Time30 minutes
Difficulty
NoteRequires specific tools


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{{recipesummary|Dessert recipes|1-2|30 minutes|3|[[Image:Hamburger_sandwich.jpg|300px]]|100 Cal (400 kJ)|Requires specific tools}}

Policy
 
CategoryDessert recipes
Servings1-2
Energy100 Cal (400 kJ)
Time30 minutes
Difficulty
Note100 Cal (400 kJ)


Top of Page, above {{cooknav}} or {{recipe}}
{{cookwork|Optional reason for work}}
This Cookbook page needs work. Please improve it. See the talk page for discussion regarding improvements.
The following reason was given: Optional reason for work
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{{cookstub}}

This Cookbook page is a stub. Please expand it.

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{{1881}}
Talk

See template for text

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{{Oscookbook}}
Talk

See template for text

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{{Decameron}}
Talk

See template for text

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{{featured recipe}}

[[File:{{{cover}}}|x210px|center|link=Cookbook:{{{title}}}]]

{{{desc}}}
[[:File:{{{cover}}}|Image credit]]
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{{featured ingredient}}


[[File:{{{cover}}}|x210px|center|link=Cookbook:{{{title}}}]]

{{{desc}}}
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{{Nutrition Summary|
|ServingSize=1/6 of recipe (300 g)
|Servings=6
|Cals=128
|FatCals=31
|TotalFat=3 g
|SatFat=2 g
|Cholesterol=7 mg
|Sodium=351 mg
|Carbs=19 g
|Fiber=3 g
|Sugars=0 g
|Protein=6 g
|VitaminA=405%
|VitaminC=15%
|Calcium=8%
|Iron=8%
}}
NUTRITION FACTS 
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 128
Calories from fat 31
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 405%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
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{{nutritionsummary|1/6 of recipe (300 g)|6|128|31|3 g|2 g|7 mg|351 mg|19 g|3 g|0 g|6 g|405%|15%|8%|8%}}
NUTRITION FACTS 
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 128
Calories from fat 31
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 405%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
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{{Seasonality|Apricot|1|1|1|1|3|3|3|2|2|1|1|1}}
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{{Seasonality|Apricot|1|1|1|1|3|3|3|2|2|1|1|1|2|3|3|3|2|1|1|1|1|1|1|1}}
Seasonality tables | Autumn | Winter | Spring | Summer | All year
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Usage notes edit

  1. {{Recipesummary}}:
    • All fields are optional, see Template:Recipe summary/doc#Examples for examples on using this template.
    • The "Category" tries to resolve to an actual category, but does not include the recipe in that category.
  2. {{nutritionsummary}} is shorthand for {{Nutrition Summary}}. Its arguments are in the order they are displayed.
  3. {{Seasonality}}:
  4. {{SeasonalitySpec}} is used to enter the values for the southern hemisphere manually. The template has 24 number fields one per month per hemisphere, from Jan to Dec, northern hemisphere first.