Abbreviations on this Site
Below is the full list of abbreviations which feature on
all recipes on this site.
How many times have you come across the title of a
recipe which sounds great only to find that it's a starter instead of a
main course or something similar? This is what prompted me to put these
abbreviations in place, especially as less experienced cooks may not be
able to tell just by reading the ingredients.
Once you are familiar with them they will clarify
what type of dish it is just by the title. For example HT = hot
(as opposed to cold), Veg = Vegetarian, MC = Main course.
They are also explained on the "search page" as they were originally put
in place so that people could use them as shortcuts when searching
to define what they were looking for. And it doesn't matter whether you
use lower or upper case.
E.G. if you only have a small amount of salmon
which would only be enough for a starter, you can use the search form to
find a recipe by typing Salmon HD = (hors
d'oeuvre) and the result should only return starters containing salmon.
You could also add other recognised abbreviations e.g. CD =
cold plus other words e.g. smoked (as opposed to fresh or
tinned salmon). I hope you find them useful.
||HT = Hot
= Hors d'oeuvre
||SP = Soup
= Main Course
||DP = Desserts and
= Cakes & Baked Fayre
||PFC = Party
Food and Cocktails
||PIC = picnics