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The Culinary Review offers an ingredient database with measurements regarding calories and costs. We list how much each ingredient costs and how many calories contains. This information is used within all our recipes.

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Food Ingredient Calorie and Cost Information Online Database

Last Modified: 06/17/12
First Published: 12/09/07
Views: 11093
Views: 11093


Information about ingredients are approximate values. Prices for ingredients are subject to change and represent averages in the United States.

Note: each ingredient has its own density so when you want to convert from mass to volume each ingredient may have a different value. We provide these values on each ingredient in our database. You may browse our ingredients here.

You can also view all the categories of ingredients where have.


Calorie content per serving is approximate and based on the number of servings the recipe calls for.

It is best to use the price and calorie information as a guide.

From time to time we will update prices as they change. Regional price differences in the United States, or other regions of the world are not reflected.

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Measurement Note:

The ingredients in recipes may be denoted in metric or standard, which is based on how the information about the ingredient was entered in our database. You may use our calculator to translate any amount from metric or standard as needed.

About the Culinary Review

Last Modified: 10/24/08
First Published: 10/10/07
Views: 1175
Views: 1175

The Culinary Review offers an online food and cooking resource focused on the cost and calories of food and recipes. Through our unique, freely available database of food costs, density conversions and calories, we translate common recipes, as well as those from famous TV chefs, and provide clear-cut information such as total cost, cost per serving, total calorie content and calories per serving. Capuccino_martini

Visitors can gain a better understanding regarding the food we all eat through this program where anybody can convert an ingredient and see for example how many tablespoons make up three ounces of flour or how much 50 pounds of sugar costs… It is possible to browse or price out any recipe by its ingredients as well as find out more information regarding an ingredient from any recipe.

The Culinary Review is also focused on exploring the relationship between food, cost and behavior to promote cooking at home. The rising cost of food around the world is forcing people to look at food and cooking with more careful eyes. We believe that by educating people about food, cooking, and everything that encompasses (cooking techniques and methods, calories of different kinds of food, cost of food etc…) we can help home chefs and cooks to make better choices for them and their families. Cooking can and should be a end in itself and not simple a means to an end since cooking at home fulfills various important functions such as cost-effective living, control over the quality of your food, as well as entertainment since cooking enables people to spend time together in a meaningful way.

The Culinary Review aims to offer a down-to-earth cooking resource that factors in these several aspect of cooking such as price, level of effort and result. Too often, recipes are not reasonable in their approach and call for many different and hard-to-find ingredients that drive up the cost of recipes, many times unnecessarily. By clearly showing what each recipes is made with, i.e. the amount, the cost and the calorie of each ingredient, the chef can better understand and see what drives up the cost of each recipe as well as where the calories hide.
Visit The Culinary Review for clear-cut information, interesting comparisons, tips and advice for cooking and more. Cooking at home should be fun and interesting as well as reasonable and cost-effective and we wish to bring these various aspects together.

If you have any questions, thoughts or comments, please feel free to write us.

Our Favorite Cooking Blogs Online

Last Modified: 10/15/07
First Published: 10/10/07
Views: 3966
Views: 3966

There are so many interesting and beautiful food sites out there. Here are a few which we enjoy reading. It’s a pleasure to take part in the lives of these food enthusiasts. Each one puts a lot of time and effort into their blog! Most of them write very personally and descriptive and post gorgeous photos next to their recipes. So for some inspiration, pay these food blogs a visit.
One of the first popular cooking blogs. Cute French girl writes this blog filled with personal stories and nice photos.
Swedish food enthusiast explores in the kitchen: fun and fresh recipes.

Gorgeous blog with beautiful photos that’s worth a visit.
Extensive, personal food blog with lots of interesting recipes.
A delightful cooking blog by a Swedish girl.

Estonian cook writes a personal account of Eastern/Northern European inspired dishes.
Fun, colorful blog with interesting recipes.
Cozy blog with gorgeous shots with a focus on baking.
Thorough account of experiences in the kitchen with lots of wonderful desserts.
This blog features a lot of interesting, different recipes.
Beautiful blog with personal stories.
Extensive blog with gorgeous shots, nice recipes and a personal touch.
Cute blog with lots of interesting recipes.
Insightful account into all things food related.
Beautiful Australian blog with crisp photos and detailed descriptions.
Very nice account of various cooking experiences: personal and informative.
Delightful, detailed blog with beautiful photos and interesting recipes.
Handsome blog with unique, inviting recipes.
London-based food enthusiast shares her cooking delights.
Really fun and interesting blog with nice photos and steps for each recipe. Personal, cute writing and hearty, simple recipes