We wanted to let you know that we're aware that the Recipe Search isn't working as it should (the Contest Winners and Editors' Picks filters function properly, but that's about it), and that it will be fixed very soon. For now, we've renamed it the Magical Randomizer, but we look forward to the time when it reclaims its identity as a helpful Recipe Search. We'll keep you posted.
Not sure if you've noticed but on your Profile Page, along with your recipes there is a section called "Fans." Here, anyone who has "fanned" you will show up, as well as anyone you've chosen to be a fan of. You can fan someone by going to any profile page and and clicking on "Be My Fan" in the left margin.
Becoming a fan of someone on the site makes it easier to keep up with their latest recipes, photos and video. And it's just the first part of a set of social features we'll be implementing. For instance, soon you'll be able to receive email alerts any time someone comments on your recipes.
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Also, while we're on this profile section of the site, here's another feature we'd like to highlight: Saved Recipes. You can save any recipe on food52 and have it stored on your profile page along with your own recipes. Just go to a recipe you like and click on Save Recipe in the left margin.
That's enough from us -- we'd love to hear from you about features you'd like on the site. We're all ears!