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FAQs

What's happened to the current Recipe Binder?

We are making "Favourites" the consistent way of adding bookmarks to all BBC websites and content, beyond the Food site alone. In developing this tool from scratch, we are keeping things as simple as possible.

The link to your Favourites is in the top navigation bar, at the right of the screen.

You won’t lose any of your recipes. We will ensure that they will be available in Your Favourites without you having to do anything.

We are simplifying some of the functionality so that Your Favourites can work across all of BBC Online. This means that we have removed some features like searching within the Binder or notes within your binder. More ways to reach recipes will be introduced in the coming months that will help users with lots of links in their Favourites (recipes, programmes or other BBC content).

How can I contact a chef or presenter?

Unfortunately, we cannot give out personal contact details for chefs. You can find out more about your favourite chef here.

How do I submit an idea for a programme?

If you have an idea for a programme, you can submit it via the BBC Commissioning website.

How do I find out about an item / supplier I have seen on a show?

We cannot give out any information about products, suppliers, or provide specific recommendations.

Why can’t I find a recipe?

BBC Food is sometimes unable to provide all of the recipes that feature on television programmes. If you cannot find the dish you are looking for in our recipe search or via the programme page then we are unlikely to have it.

How do I apply to appear on a TV programme?

Please visit the BBC shows website.

Can I use information from the BBC Food site for my school project?

Text and images from the BBC Food site can be replicated as long as it is strictly for personal use, or for acceptable non-commercial use e.g. a school project, but can not be copied for blogs.

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options