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May 27, 2009 1:26 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2009 9:09 pm
Hello, Allrecipeople!
I’m Carl, blogging today from the Editorial department at Allrecipes. I’d like to point out a couple editorial features and give you a head’s up on what’s coming your way this summer.
From time to time we hear that our tips-and-advice articles and videos are a little tough to find. Often the question is put to me like this: “Really? You have articles?” We do!
Here are a few ways to find them.
Let’s say you’re hunting down a recipe to have for dinner tonight, and crispy Fried Chicken has caught your eye. You have all the ingredients on hand, including a whole chicken. But the recipe calls for chicken pieces. All you need now is a little advice on the best way to cut that whole chicken up for frying.
Turns out, we have a how-to article on just that very topic. The easiest way to find it is to enter a few keywords describing what you’re looking for into the very same search field you use to find recipes on the site.  In this case, a phrase like “cut whole chicken” would work great.  Then, instead of clicking the orange search button, click just above the search field on the word “articles.”  (Photo 1) You’ll see an article about cutting up a whole chicken in a list of other related articles. (Sometimes the most relevant article isn’t positioned at the very top. So you might need to scroll down slightly.)
If instead of the “article” button, you click the orange “search” button, you can still find your article. But first, you’ll see a message telling you that while there were no recipe matches for “cut whole chicken,” there is an article match. Click the “Article Search” link, and it will take you to a list of related articles. (Photo 2)
Here’s yet another way to find articles. Every Allrecipes recipe includes a list (located over in the far left-hand column of the page) of “Top Related Articles.” If you’re looking at the Fried Chicken recipe, you’ll see an article titled “Cutting Up a Whole Chicken” right there in the list of top articles! (Photo 3) One more click and you’ve got it.
What’s on the Way?
This brings us to something we’re all pretty excited about. Coming soon, you’ll be able to make comments about the articles you’ve read right there on the article page -- just like recipe reviews or the comments in blogs. It’s one more way to share your thoughts, wisdom, and interests with other Allrecipes members. Look for this feature by the end of June.
Feel like browsing some articles?  Click here and explore our Tips & Advice section. To find articles on a specific topic, enter keywords into the field labeled “Search Tips & Advice.”
As always, we look forward to hearing from you.
1) Cut Whole Chicken in search field
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2) Article Search List
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3) Article list with recipe
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Comments
May 27, 2009 2:50 pm
Thanks for the great info!!! Y'all are great and I thank-you for all the hard work you do to make this site so user friendly!!!
 
May 27, 2009 5:28 pm
Cool! Thanks! I always forget abut the articles - it will be great to be able to post comments there too!
 
May 27, 2009 9:09 pm
I've used the "articles" quite a bit, just to up-date myself on how things are done that are different than when I was learning to cook. It's amazing how things have changed. Thanks for all the good work and especially to all the staff who are "blogging". Really enjoy all of you.
 
 
 
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