Why it’s so maddeningly frustrating to read recipes online

For reasons that nobody quite understands, recipe website have quietly become the most Byzantine corner of the internet.

We’ve all been there: Company is coming over in 40 minutes so you quickly Google a good quiche recipe. All you need are ingredients and directions, and you’re good to go.

Instead, you’re bombarded with a pointless and never-ending introduction about how quiche was invented by the Ancient Persians or something. As you frantically scroll downwards, you finally hit upon the directions — only to have them continually bumped away by a battery of loading images.

Inevitably, though, you’ve only just started cracking eggs when your device crashes outright because of the site’s overwhelming number of popups. The quiche recipe is never located, dinner is ruined and your guests arrive to find you huddled on the kitchen floor, screaming at a deity that would allow this.

It doesn’t need to be this way. Recipes are one of humanity’s oldest forms of written instructions, and they don’t deserve to dwell exclusively in the dankest possible depths of the world wide web.

Watch the video above to discover why this injustice persists, and why its righteous and overdue death may be coming sooner than you thought.

Recipe websites: JUST GIVE ME THE INGREDIENTS AND THE DIRECTIONS. NOBODY WANTS TO READ A RAMBLING 400-WORD INTRO ABOUT HOW THIS LASAGNE REMINDS YOU OF KNIGHT RIDER OR WHATEVER.

— Tristin Hopper (@TristinHopper) May 10, 2018

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Source:: Nationalpost

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