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The BBC announced on Tuesday that it would be closing BBC Food as part of efforts to save £15 million (about $20 million) a year.

The original plan, as Radio Times reported, was for the 11,000 recipes in BBC Food's database to be “archived or mothballed" (not linked to from other BBC sites and unsearchable through Google—though still accessible if you have the unique URL).

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But after a Change.org petition drew over 180,000 signatures, the BBC changed course. The plan now, according to a more recent Radio Times article, is to merge BBC Food with the commercial site BBC Good Food, migrating over as much content as possible.

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Regardless of whether the BBC's recipe archives were truly at risk (a spokesperson for the company stated, "we have never said we'd delete [...] and nor will we"), the hubbub has made us appreciate some of our favorite British and U.K.-based cooks (some BBC-affiliated, many not).

Here are a just a few of the recipes (some British, many not) we love that originated—in some way shape or form—across the pond. (Print them all out now, clip them in a binder, and you'll can have them forever! Even if the whole internet implodes.)

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Diana Henry

Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake
Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey's Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds

Madhur Jaffrey's Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds by Genius Recipes

What Madhur Jaffrey Wants You to Know About Masala Chai

What Madhur Jaffrey Wants You to Know About Masala Chai by Sarah Jampel

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Elizabeth David

Pork Cooked in Milk (Maiale al Latte)

Pork Cooked in Milk (Maiale al Latte) by Emiko

Red Wine and Cardamom Poached Pears

Red Wine and Cardamom Poached Pears by Skye | From My Dining Table

Olia Hercules

Curd Cheese Cookies

Curd Cheese Cookies by Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules' Napoleon Cake

Olia Hercules' Napoleon Cake by Sarah Jampel

Olia Hercules' Watermelon Rind Jam

Olia Hercules' Watermelon Rind Jam by Genius Recipes

Gherkin, Beef & Barley Broth (Рассольник | Rassol’nyk)

Gherkin, Beef & Barley Broth (Рассольник | Rassol’nyk) by Olia Hercules

River Cottage

Macaroni Peas

Macaroni Peas by Nicholas Day

The River Café's Strawberry Sorbet

The River Café's Strawberry Sorbet by Genius Recipes

Anna Jones

Anna Jones' Seeded Banana Bread with Lemon Sesame Drizzle
Anna Jones' Seeded Banana Bread with Lemon Sesame Drizzle

Nigel Slater

Pistachio Cake with Lemon, Cardamom, and Rose Water

Pistachio Cake with Lemon, Cardamom, and Rose Water by Sarah Jampel

Nigel Slater's Miso Soup with Beef and Kale

Nigel Slater's Miso Soup with Beef and Kale by Kristy Mucci

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes

Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake by Genius Recipes

Chard Gratin

Chard Gratin by Amanda Hesser

Blueberry Fool with Yogurt

Blueberry Fool with Yogurt by Nicholas Day

Claire Ptak

Claire Ptak's Kamut, Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Claire Ptak's Kamut, Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing

April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing by Genius Recipes

April Bloomfield's English Porridge

April Bloomfield's English Porridge by Genius Recipes

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson's No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Nigella Lawson's No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake by Genius Recipes

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme M... by Genius Recipes

Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake by Genius Recipes

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

Mina Holland

Mina Holland's Baked Eggs with Sage, Cinnamon, and Arugula
Mina Holland's Baked Eggs with Sage, Cinnamon, and Arugula

Yotam Ottolenghi

Marinated Pepper Salad with Basil, Capers & Pecorino

Marinated Pepper Salad with Basil, Capers & Pecorino by Alexandra Stafford

Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa

Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa by Marian Bull

Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully's Pistachio and Pine Nut-Crusted Halibut

Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully's Pistachio and Pine N... by The Curious Pear

Yotam Ottolenghi and Lukasz Rafacz's Sumac Martini

Yotam Ottolenghi and Lukasz Rafacz's Sumac Martini by Samantha Weiss Hills

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Smashed Vegetables and Greens

Jamie Oliver's Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Smashed Vege... by Genius Recipes

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk by Genius Recipes

Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo's Sticky Malaysian Chicken with Pineapple Salad
Rachel Khoo's Sticky Malaysian Chicken with Pineapple Salad

Who are your favorite British or Britain-based chefs and recipe writers? Tell us in the comments!