FoodCrunch, what happens when VCs get into food

Paul Matteucci, one of the VC’s who funded PodTech, writes a good foodie blog called “FoodCrunch.”

That makes me wonder: who has the best food blog? Even better, who has the best Thanksgiving Day recipes? What’s the best way to cook a turkey? Yes, inquiring geeks want to know this. After all, our families are coming over and we want to impress them with everything we’ve learned on Google in the past year.

Talking about Web 2.0 might be fun for geeks, but it won’t feed your parents.

Oh, and it wouldn’t suprise me if FoodCrunch were acquired by TechCrunch. Imagine a whole “Crunch” family of blogs. Yikes, that’s scary. But why else would Mike Arrington be trying to leave the valley for a couple months? I smell “VacationCrunch” or maybe “SkiCrunch” coming soon to a blog near you.

Anyway, Paul has a whole foodie blog portal up on FoodCrunch.com too, in addition to the blog linked above.

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Robert Scoble

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Comments

  1. I was just thinking about this subject the other day, both myself and my fiance are geeks that love cooking. My Mum took the time to type out all her recipes into Word so that I could have a copy, but I never go to them unless I’m looking for something specific… I’m more likely to search for recipes online or check out http://www.videojug.com since they’ll walk me through the recipe step by step. Having them in Word is just not a user friendly storage method, and while I could print them out that just doesn’t work with my ‘digital lifestyle’.

    I think there’s a good gap for a company out there to launch an interactive recipe portal, one that community members can add to and be able to store all their own recipes online – easy sharing of your stuff with family and friends. If the portal also combined recipes from professional chefs (with an option to search for just professional or for the ‘amateur’ recipes as well) then people could use it not only for storage but also to find new ideas and add them to their own portfolio…

    It’s a shame that most geeks are guys, that’s why there are loads of pieces of software/websites out there for cataloging your DVD/CD collection, but none for recipes (that I could find, anyway…)

  2. I was just thinking about this subject the other day, both myself and my fiance are geeks that love cooking. My Mum took the time to type out all her recipes into Word so that I could have a copy, but I never go to them unless I’m looking for something specific… I’m more likely to search for recipes online or check out http://www.videojug.com since they’ll walk me through the recipe step by step. Having them in Word is just not a user friendly storage method, and while I could print them out that just doesn’t work with my ‘digital lifestyle’.

    I think there’s a good gap for a company out there to launch an interactive recipe portal, one that community members can add to and be able to store all their own recipes online – easy sharing of your stuff with family and friends. If the portal also combined recipes from professional chefs (with an option to search for just professional or for the ‘amateur’ recipes as well) then people could use it not only for storage but also to find new ideas and add them to their own portfolio…

    It’s a shame that most geeks are guys, that’s why there are loads of pieces of software/websites out there for cataloging your DVD/CD collection, but none for recipes (that I could find, anyway…)

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  4. I use to work with Paul at Adaptec many, many years ago and I’m glad to see he’s doing well (he got a link from Scoble :-). It’s a small world and thanks for helping to make the connection.

  5. I use to work with Paul at Adaptec many, many years ago and I’m glad to see he’s doing well (he got a link from Scoble :-). It’s a small world and thanks for helping to make the connection.

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