A recipe is really a set of directions which describes how to make or prepare something, particularly a dish that is prepared food. In olden days, recipes were considered to be more like directions or teachings and they were more or less closely followed by people in the villages and towns. Recipes are also called a “oire” in some places in England, Canada and Australia. In France recipes are referred to as “jeans”, while “jeu vivre” in Canada refers to food that is eaten with no sauce (most commonly butter or cream). The word “recipe” actually derives from the French word “resemblant”. So basically, recipes are almost like a map or a book that tells you where to find ingredients, in this case the ingredients necessary to make a particular dish.
In order to create a good recipe, the most important thing that should be considered is the preparation time. The recipe tells you how long the recipe will take to cook, usually in minutes, but you should also consider the cooking time of the different ingredients and how they will interact with one another before you start cooking. For example, if you want to cook quiche, then the recipe will tell you how long it will take for the quiche to finish cooking, the cooking time of eggs in the pan, the cooling time of strawberries, etc.
One of the best ways to create these recipes is using a standard format of ingredients. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a standard format for ingredients in foods and beverages in the 1930s. This format remains in use today, which is the “Recommended Dietary Supplements” or RDS. These standard formats allow cooks to create easily readable lists of ingredients, which makes it easier for readers to duplicate dishes and eat them.