Short Meal Service
September 15, 2008 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Short Meal Service
Very short recipe site. Meals in 140 characters or less.

Submissions accepted, use the form or tweet to @E4T.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

I really love this! I feel like too much emphasis is placed on exactness and precise measurements in cooking, and these recipies are just enough spark of an idea to get my mind working.

I would donate to this if I could receive recipes via text with a keyword. I don't know how hard that is to set up but I'm surely RSSing it. I've submitted a few as well :)
posted by saxamo at 7:50 PM on September 15, 2008

posted by librarina at 9:26 PM on September 15, 2008

This is a great idea! Just enough detail to whet the appetite.
posted by peacheater at 10:55 PM on September 15, 2008

Great idea! I submitted one. Next step would be a service that texts you a new recipe every day.
posted by scose at 12:00 AM on September 18, 2008

Good idea, but why 140? Possible future functionality could allow users to SMS their recipes in and SMS allows 160 characters.
posted by like_neon at 2:29 PM on September 19, 2008

SMS is 160? It's easy to change the length of that field. I guess I've been in Twitterverse too long.

Actual SMS integration is something I'm very interested in; trying to figure out the best way to do it. I think my first step is RSS feeds by category and tag (at which point it's easy to make a 'Recipe of the Day' category, etc), and then try to find something to convert that feed to SMS. What's the best way to do that?

Thanks for all the feedback and submissions!
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 4:20 PM on September 19, 2008

Heh, this is cool. I was trying to fit a recipe into a Twitter a while ago and it didn't come out especially legible.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:34 PM on September 19, 2008

Any chance you could post all the recipes on the Twitter too?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:39 PM on September 19, 2008

posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:01 PM on September 24, 2008

I know what I'm cooking tomorrow (especially since it gives me a chance to take the slow cooker out for another whirl)! Great site!
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:55 PM on September 25, 2008

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