Allrecipes.com is a global social networking service and forum, which encourages users to post recipes, comment on and make changes to existing recipes and search for specific recipes. In addition, it allows users to create recipe blogs, vote on pictures of finished dishes, and receive awards based on their submissions and results. Users become part of the community by reviewing and commenting on other people's food-related blogs, pictures and recipes. As of 2010, Allrecipes.com was the most-visited online community for food and cooking, with over 16 million visitors per month and more than 40,000 available recipes.23
All users may search and read the site's content, but only logged-in, registered members may post recipes, write blogs, add pictures, or write reviews. Registration is free.