Thursday, February 1, 2007

What is fridge-Googling?

Fridge-Googling is what you do when you need to cook something for dinner and it's been 3 weeks since the last trip to the supermarket. Your refrigerator contains:

- two eggs

- an onion that has started sprouting!

- half an eggplant (that's aubergine my side of the Pond)

Using the internet's favorite search engine (see disclaimer below!), you find an amazing recipe for a tasty meal, using the pathetic array of ingredients you have at your disposal!

How do I Fridge-Google?

It's a piece of cake!

1) Open up that fridge or freezer. Brace yourself.

2) Take a good honest look inside

3) Make a shortlist of the still-edible items. Take the rest to a local toxic waste depot.

4) Type your shortlist into the Fridge-Google Search Box above (spaces between words), e.g. onion eggs eggplant (or aubergine to use the proper term!). Adding the word recipe may help too. Press Enter or the Search button.

5) You will be taken to a page full of search results containing tasty recipes with the very ingredients you typed!

6) Get cooking!

Who invented Fridge-Googling?

No-one knows for sure! Starving students? Hard-up housewives? Culinary daredevils in search of a new rush?

I have been doing it for a number of years, certainly before the term was invented! Many's the time a seemingly desperate dinner-situation has been salvaged by the use of Fridge-Googling!

Why not give it a try now? Here's that fridge-Googling search box again!
Oh, and if you fridge-Google up a tasty meal, be sure and let us know!

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