February 2, 2014 8:59 AM   Subscribe
Most Recipes are Rated 4 or 5 Stars. This is my attempt for finding the Best of the Best. I have a large (~1 million recipes) database of recipes and ratings from popular recipe websites. Most recipes are rated a 4.5-5 on average, and most site encourage these high ratings. This makes it hard to distinguish between good and great recipes. I made a website that that takes the top 1% most highly rated recipes from each website in my database.

How it works: I had a spider index popular recipe websites. For example their are many recipes on a site that have 4.7 stars, but very few that have 4.8 or 4.9 stars with many reviews. My site only shows that top 1%. I normalize each recipe site, so sites like epicurious which have a rating system the encourages lower ratings have a lower threshold than others.
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posted by kbrower3 (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by feckless fecal fear mongering on February 3, 2014:

(Heads up: Amish White Bread is showing up as a "beef recipe.")
posted by this is a thing at 12:00 AM on February 3, 2014

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