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Recipe appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Epic Erma has a ham recipe.
  • Epic eras use vigor eh? A hero gives us a recipe.
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Definition of the noun recipe

What does recipe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: recipes

  1. directions for making something
    • examples: The recipe serves six people. | It's my special recipe, rabbit stew. | I've left out the nuts in this recipe because Delia's allergic to them. | I only need one onion for this recipe. | Mary measured out two cups of rice for the recipe. | Mary can cook anything without using a recipe. | You'll need to find cheaper, alternative ingredients even though you're basing your recipe on your grandmother's. | The frog and I took turns guessing what the secret recipe was. | The recipe calls for four ripe tomatoes. | Tom shared his mother's oatmeal cookie recipe with Mary.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of recipe: formula
    • more generic words: direction / instruction = a message describing how something is to be done

Alternative definition of the noun recipe


  1. [medicine, archaic] A formula for preparing or using a medicine; a prescription; also, a medicine prepared from such instructions. [definition from 16th c.]
  2. Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients. [definition from 17th c.]
  3. By extension, a plan or procedure to obtain a given end result. [definition from 17th c.]
  4. Now especially, a set of instructions for making or preparing food dishes. [definition from 18th c.]


"Recipe" is a film, directed by Eric Khoo.


Recipe a.k.a. The Recipe is a musical group.


The recipe this step is a part of.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Recipe

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Google previewBehave (2017)

The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Dawkins introduced a great metaphor: a cake recipe is a genotype, and how the cake tastes is the phenotype.* Genotype chauvinists emphasize that the recipe is what is passed on, the sequence of words that make for a stable replicator.

Google previewTechnology Policy and Practice in Africa (1995)

by Michael Osita Ogbu, Banji O. Oyeyinka, Hasa Mfaume Mlawa, International Development Research Centre (Canada)

The recipe is an important resource —- a major component of the technology —— and determines the quality of the product. The final operation is baking ...

Google previewThe Promise of Energy Psychology (2005)

Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change by David Feinstein

The Basic Recipe is a powerful tool for changing your energy habits. Energy medicine offers many others, with multiple approaches for ...

Google previewSimulation and Model-Based Methodologies: An Integrative View (2012)

by Tuncer I. Ören, B.P. Zeigler, M.S. Elzas

A coupling recipe is a pair consisting of a finite set of ported 1/0 specifications and a coupling scheme. The coupling recipe is consistent if for each link (<P1, r1 = * <P2, r22) in the scheme, <P1, r1 > is one of the output ports of the component ...

Google previewThe New Old Bar (2012)

Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys by Steve McDonagh, Dan Smith

liqueur whose recipe is a highly guarded trade secret, ostensibly known to only three people at any given time. Its sweet and herbal warmth adds texture and spice to many vintage recipes. Paired with brandy, it is one ofthe Bs in B&B ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms (2004)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, and Training Aids for a Successful Food Service Operation by Douglas Robert Brown

Standard Recipe Card B RECIPE NAME: ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Training (2005)

A Complete Ready-to-use Training Program for All Positions in the Food Service Industry by Lora Arduser, Douglas Robert Brown

The standardized recipe is an important tool for the kitchen staff. Use of a standardized recipe assures quality and consistency of menu items, and it helps with cost control and menu pricing. Some of the advantages to using standardized ...

Google previewThe World's Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities of Nature and Art, Science and Literature (1880)

Representing Anatomy, Physiology, Phrenology, Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Natural History, Ichthyology, Mythology, Ornithology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Chemistry, Zoology, Entomology, Biography, Etc.; [etc., Etc.] by John Platts

RECIPE FOR ESTABLISHING TRUE FRIENDSHIP. In Pliny's Natural History, we find a curious recipe foi making the Roman Friendship, a cordial that was universally esteemed in those days, and very few families of any credit were without it.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Natural and Artificial Wonders and Curiosities (1876)

Including a Full and Authentic Description of Remarkable and Astonishing Places, Beings, Animals, Customs, Experiments, Phenomena, Etc., of Both Ancient and Modern Times, in All Parts of the Globe : Comprising Correct Accounts of the Most Wonderful Freaks of Nature and Arts of Man by John Platts

RECIPE FOR TRUE FRIENDSHIP. 951 Day... Night; or, strictly speaking, from ten in the even ing to six in the morning. Debt.. .A necessary evil. Decency... Keeping up an appearance. Dress.. . Half naked. Duty.. . Doing as other people do.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management 2nd edition (2012)

by Abraham Pizam

Recipe costing is at the core of all pricing functions (see mark-up, menu pricing, and pricing methods). In order to price a menu item properly, the first step is to calculate the cost per edible portion (EP), which is the cost per servable pound, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Foods (2002)

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

Day 6 Recipe day 7 Breakfast 1 cup bran cereal—top with 1/2 cup. Breakfast 1 whole-wheat bagel 2 Tblsp peanut butter 1 nectarine 1 cup low-fat yogurt Coffee —regular or decaffeinated Noon Roasted vegetables on herbed focaccia bread ( 1 ...

Google previewThe Potter's Encyclopedia of Color, Form and Decoration (2003)

by Neal French

RECIPE A ALKALINE GLAZE Temp 1060°C/Cone 04 Parts dry weight High alkali frit 75 Alkaline glazes have a propensity to craze. Although this can be recti- China clay 15 tied by increasing the silica content, this would markedly reduce the ...

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Quotes about Recipe

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. (Carl Gustav Jung)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3I1P3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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