Chapter 6. Questions and Answers

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6.1. I've put a lot of recipes into Krecipes and now it runs and loads very slowly. Is there anything I can do to speed it up?
6.2. The Ingredient Matcher never matches any recipes. What am I doing wrong?
6.3. Where are all the recipes?

6.1.

I've put a lot of recipes into Krecipes and now it runs and loads very slowly. Is there anything I can do to speed it up?

Krecipes can work fine with thousands of recipes, even on a modest machine, and it is currently being tested with 50,000+ recipes.

Here's what you can do:

  • Select the MySQL or PostgreSQL backends. They provide better overall performance than SQLite, especially for a huge amount of recipes.

  • In the Configure Krecipes dialog, tune the Performance options.

  • Categorize your recipes. Krecipes will load much faster if all recipes are categorized.

6.2.

The Ingredient Matcher never matches any recipes. What am I doing wrong?

The purpose of the Ingredient Matcher is to find recipes that you are able to make (or almost make) with ingredients that you select. That means you have to select every single ingredient used in a recipe (or all but a few, depending on how many ingredients can be missing) to match that recipe. See the Ingredient Matcher section for details.

If you want to see which recipes use particular ingredients, then you want to use the The Ingredients Search.

6.3.

Where are all the recipes?

While running the Krecipes wizard will allow you to choose to install sample recipes, the prime function of the program is to allow you to store and manage your own recipe collection.

If you are looking to augment your personal recipe collection, there are Internet sites that host thousands of recipes that are freely available. Among these are: —

http://www.thehoseys.com/recipes.html

http://www.garvick.com/recipes/meal-master.htm

All you have to do is download the recipe and then, import it into your database. See the section Importing from a File for help with this function.