Why is there no summer recipes section now?? It's not spring anymore

  • Posted by: Leah
  • June 25, 2018


Nancy June 26, 2018
But if you use the search function (magnifying glass at top right of screen), enter "summer" and select "in recipes," then sort by "relevance" you'll get recipes with summer in title at top of sorting.
702551 June 25, 2018
Just replace "spring" with "summer" in the URL, like this:


Note that this recipe search will include some results that are decidedly incorrectly categorized (like asparagus recipes in spring) and will include recipes that are not season specific like Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs, Spicy Shrimp or Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs.

702551 June 25, 2018
Sorry, I meant to write "asparagus recipes in summer" when the vegetable is decidedly past its prime. Perhaps more than any other vegetable crop in the Northern Hemisphere, asparagus scream *SPRING*.

At least here in on the West Coast and in Europe, asparagus start showing up in the late March and are welcomed as the first indication of spring's arrival. The peak harvest here in California is only 6-8 weeks long, so by the Memorial Day weekend, asparagus has already seen its day.

Corn would be a more suitable example of a summer vegetable.

Anyhow, best of luck.
702551 June 25, 2018
OK, I just discovered this idiosyncrasy about the recipe seasonal search.

Apparently, if a recipe is not tagged with a particular season, it will show up in all seasonal search results, regardless of the season.

Thus, the aforementioned recipes show up in a search for "winter" recipes as well as other recipes that showed up in the summer results:

- Louisa's Cake
- Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad
- Judy Hesser's Oven Fried Chicken
- Rao's Meatballs

and many more.

The lesson here to be learned is that a recipe that shows up in a seasonal search may or may not be specific to that season.

You will need to exercise your best judgment in determining if the recipe is actually seasonal.
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