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Old 03-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #11
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How so? It's already called International and Ethnic. New sub categories could be opened for the cuisines with a some minimum number of topics.

Searching would be easier if people always put tags.
I'm sure you also remember some of the arguments about the origin of some ethnic recipes. Sub categories would only invite even more of the same. JMHO.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:23 PM   #12
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I am unsure of what you are referring to Kayelle . When you say Ethnic do you mean International , foods of different countries around the world ? I suppose the origin of any recipe can always come into question from any country ?
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:31 PM   #13
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I am unsure of what you are referring to Kayelle . When you say Ethnic do you mean International , foods of different countries around the world ? I suppose the origin of any recipe can always come into question from any country ?
Maybe it would be better for you to give an example of your proposed sub categories, besides Curry.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:44 PM   #14
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I would also like to see a little more subdivision of the "Ethnic Foods" section. While using the search function is great if you know exactly what you are looking for, it doesn't work well if you are browsing through the section.

Also, I would argue that we have many subdivisions under sections like "Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches" (Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Unleavened Breads) but all international recipes are lumped into a single forum that doesn't lend itself to browsing for something in a specific category. For people who have been here for many, many years, some of you know precisely what to look for. However, newer people have more of a tendency to simply go through the different sections.

Having said that, I don't know if it's necessary to have an entire section dedicated to curry. Like Andy says, it doesn't have a big following here. But I do think it would be useful to break up that big section into some of the more popular ethnic food groups, such as "Asian", "Jewish", "Indian","Mexican," "Thai," etc.

Just a thought.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:51 PM   #15
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Kayelle, I outlined my ideas in my first post. Curry was an idea put forward by Desmond in another thread and then Taxlady suggested it could perhaps be a sub category in the International forum . I am suggesting dividing International into broader sections to indicate which parts of the world we are looking at.
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I'm with Andy. Until someone popped in recently to talk about his collection of curry recipes, it was never much of a topic here. Each time someone new has a favorite, we can't just further sub-divide the forums to accommodate their pet topic.

Curry can belong to any culture, and it only adds more to the confusion. Maybe curries are just another part of casseroles, soups, & stews. Maybe they're ethnic. Depending on the protein in them, maybe they're chicken or pork. Any way you slice it, it's just more confusing.

If I were looking for a Thai curry, I'd look under Ethnic or Asian, not Curries. If I were looking for new ideas for chicken, I'd look under Chicken, not Curries. If I were looking for something as specific as curry, I'd do a search for the word.
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Curry aside then , I think Desmonds question made me think again about the International/Ethnic section .I have actually raised it before and still think it could do with an update?
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I would also like to see a little more subdivision of the "Ethnic Foods" section. While using the search function is great if you know exactly what you are looking for, it doesn't work well if you are browsing through the section.

Also, I would argue that we have many subdivisions under sections like "Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches" (Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Unleavened Breads) but all international recipes are lumped into a single forum that doesn't lend itself to browsing for something in a specific category. For people who have been here for many, many years, some of you know precisely what to look for. However, newer people have more of a tendency to simply go through the different sections.

Having said that, I don't know if it's necessary to have an entire section dedicated to curry. Like Andy says, it doesn't have a big following here. But I do think it would be useful to break up that big section into some of the more popular ethnic food groups, such as "Asian", "Jewish", "Indian","Mexican," "Thai," etc.

Just a thought.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:25 PM   #19
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I would also like to see a little more subdivision of the "Ethnic Foods" section. While using the search function is great if you know exactly what you are looking for, it doesn't work well if you are browsing through the section....But I do think it would be useful to break up that big section into some of the more popular ethnic food groups, such as "Asian", "Jewish", "Indian","Mexican," "Thai," etc.

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...If I were looking for a Thai curry, I'd look under Ethnic or Asian, not Curries. If I were looking for new ideas for chicken, I'd look under Chicken, not Curries. If I were looking for something as specific as curry, I'd do a search for the word.
I agree with Steve and Silversage. Geographic sub-divisions make more sense. Besides, even with geographic sub-divisions, you can still search curries.
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If I search "curry" won't I get a lot of stuff that has curry powder in it? And it doesn't make for wonderful browsing.
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