February 12, 2008SuperCook works like this: open your fridge and cupboard to see what ingredients you have in the house. Start punching them in to the website. SuperCook will give you recipes that you can make with nothing more than those ingredients you have on hand. Add more ingredients to the query to expand the list of possibilities.
This resource is invaluable to young people and smaller households, who often have a limited variety of ingredients in their home, as well as an infantile knowledge of what ingredients they can tastefully combine.
It's not very economical to work from a randomly-chosen recipe, then run to the store to buy a $7 bottle of maple syrup for the two teaspoons you need for that grilling sauce, or for the jar of organic shallots you need for a soup but will throw out after not touching the remainder for half a year. It's better to work backward, save money, and learn to appreciate the potential that even the most basic ingredients hold.