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Recipes

The Recipe object refers to a recipe within the BigOven collection. The following methods are supported for the Recipe object.

Like all calls, you need to append ?api_key={your api key issued to you by BigOven} to your call.

CREATE READ UPDATE DELETE
Recipe No Yes No No

Creating a Recipe (HTTP POST)

This method is not supported at this time.

Reading a Recipe (HTTP GET)

GET http://api.bigoven.com/recipe/{id}
Parameter Description Required?
id Primary key(ID) of recipe. Yes

Updating a Recipe (HTTP PUT)

This method is not supported at this time.

Deleting a Recipe (HTTP DELETE)

This method is not supported at this time.

Example

Here's a sample call to /recipe?rid=530115. JSON format is shown. Be sure to set "Accept" and "Content-Type" headers in your request to "application/json", otherwise you'll get back XML.

        {
  "RecipeID": 530115,
  "Title": "Teriyaki Chicken",
  "Description": "Great basic Chicken Teriyaki recipe. Why use the bottled stuff when the make-it-yourself marinade is easy and so much tastier?",
  "Cuisine": "Japanese",
  "Category": "Main Dish",
  "Subcategory": "Grill and BBQ",
  "PrimaryIngredient": "Chicken",
  "StarRating": 4.6,
  "WebURL": "http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/teriyaki-chicken/530115",
  "ImageURL": "http://redirect.bigoven.com/pics/rs/640/chicken-teriyaki-10.jpg",
  "ReviewCount": 5,
  "MedalCount": 0,
  "FavoriteCount": 568,
  "Poster": {
    "UserID": 29,
    "UserName": "stevemur",
    "ImageURL48": "https://bigoven-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/t_recipe-48,d_avatar-default.png/uchantyakshfoptvjvrz",
    "PhotoUrl": "https://photos.bigoven.com/avatar/photo/uchantyakshfoptvjvrz",
    "IsPremium": true,
    "IsKitchenHelper": true,
    "PremiumExpiryDate": "\\/Date(1480444911497)\\/",
    "MemberSince": "\\/Date(1074527940000)\\/",
    "IsUsingRecurly": true
  },
  "Ingredients": [
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247317,
      "DisplayIndex": 0,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Soy Sauce",
      "HTMLName": "Soy Sauce",
      "Quantity": 0.333333333333333,
      "DisplayQuantity": "1/3",
      "Unit": "cup",
      "MetricQuantity": 79,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "79",
      "MetricUnit": "ml",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Soy Sauce",
        "Department": "Asian"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247318,
      "DisplayIndex": 1,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Dry sherry",
      "HTMLName": "Dry sherry",
      "Quantity": 0.25,
      "DisplayQuantity": "1/4",
      "Unit": "cup",
      "MetricQuantity": 59,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "59",
      "MetricUnit": "ml",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Dry sherry",
        "Department": "Wines"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247319,
      "DisplayIndex": 2,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Vegetable Oil",
      "HTMLName": "Vegetable Oil",
      "Quantity": 0.333333333333333,
      "DisplayQuantity": "1/3",
      "Unit": "cup",
      "MetricQuantity": 79,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "79",
      "MetricUnit": "ml",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Vegetable Oil",
        "Department": "Oils"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247320,
      "DisplayIndex": 3,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Brown Sugar",
      "HTMLName": "Brown Sugar",
      "Quantity": 1.5,
      "DisplayQuantity": "1 1/2",
      "Unit": "tablespoons",
      "MetricQuantity": 22,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "22",
      "MetricUnit": "ml",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Brown Sugar",
        "Department": "Baking"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247321,
      "DisplayIndex": 4,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Fresh Ginger",
      "HTMLName": "Fresh Ginger",
      "Quantity": 1,
      "DisplayQuantity": "1",
      "Unit": "tablespoon",
      "MetricQuantity": 15,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "15",
      "MetricUnit": "ml",
      "PreparationNotes": "grated",
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Fresh Ginger",
        "Department": "Produce"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247322,
      "DisplayIndex": 5,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "boneless chicken breast halves",
      "HTMLName": "boneless chicken breast halves",
      "Quantity": 4,
      "DisplayQuantity": "4",
      "Unit": null,
      "MetricQuantity": 4,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "4",
      "MetricUnit": "",
      "PreparationNotes": "trimmed of fat",
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "boneless chicken breast halves",
        "Department": "Poultry"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247323,
      "DisplayIndex": 6,
      "IsHeading": true,
      "Name": "Optional garnish",
      "HTMLName": "",
      "Quantity": 1,
      "DisplayQuantity": null,
      "Unit": null,
      "MetricQuantity": 0,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "",
      "MetricUnit": "",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": null,
      "IsLinked": false
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247324,
      "DisplayIndex": 7,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Sesame seeds",
      "HTMLName": "Sesame seeds",
      "Quantity": 1,
      "DisplayQuantity": null,
      "Unit": null,
      "MetricQuantity": 0,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "",
      "MetricUnit": "",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Sesame seeds",
        "Department": "Spices"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    },
    {
      "IngredientID": 5247325,
      "DisplayIndex": 8,
      "IsHeading": false,
      "Name": "Scallions",
      "HTMLName": "Scallions",
      "Quantity": 1,
      "DisplayQuantity": null,
      "Unit": null,
      "MetricQuantity": 0,
      "MetricDisplayQuantity": "",
      "MetricUnit": "",
      "PreparationNotes": null,
      "IngredientInfo": {
        "Name": "Scallions",
        "Department": "Produce"
      },
      "IsLinked": true
    }
  ],
  "Instructions": "Prepare marinade:\\\r\\\n\\\r\\\nMix soy sauce, dry sherry, vegetable oil, brown sugar and ginger.  Whisk to incorporate.  \\\r\\\n\\\r\\\nAdd to plastic ziptop bag with chicken breasts.  Gently press to remove air, and place in a bowl in the fridge for at least 2 hours, up to 6.  \\\r\\\n\\\r\\\nTurn on grill to medium heat.  Oil grill.  Place chicken breasts on grill, and let cook for 2 minutes.  Then turn 90 degrees.  Cook for 2 more minutes and flip.  Cook for 2 more minutes.  Turn 90 degrees.  Check for doneness, remove from grill when done.  Let rest on cutting board for 2 minutes.  Slice on bias and serve atop white rice.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and or grilled scallions to garnish.  ",
  "YieldNumber": 4,
  "YieldUnit": "Servings",
  "TotalMinutes": 180,
  "ActiveMinutes": 20,
  "NutritionInfo": {
    "SingularYieldUnit": "1 Serving (466g)",
    "TotalCalories": 528,
    "TotalFat": 23.316175517769967,
    "CaloriesFromFat": 210,
    "TotalFatPct": 0.3108823402369329,
    "SatFat": 3.3890373011313577,
    "SatFatPct": 0.1694518650565679,
    "MonoFat": 14.082038863021811,
    "PolyFat": 4.383178452679457,
    "TransFat": 1.4619209009373422,
    "Cholesterol": 55.68,
    "CholesterolPct": 0.1713230769230769,
    "Sodium": 18999.911704439695,
    "SodiumPct": 6.5516936911861015,
    "Potassium": 968.8308271141401,
    "PotassiumPct": 0.2549554808195105,
    "TotalCarbs": 38.39837382837061,
    "TotalCarbsPct": 0.11293639361285474,
    "DietaryFiber": 3.0802700533532446,
    "DietaryFiberPct": 0.12321080213412978,
    "Sugar": 35.31810377501736,
    "Protein": 39.84860956070838,
    "ProteinPct": 0.5692658508672626
  },
  "IsPrivate": false,
  "CreationDate": "\\/Date(1369489301000)\\/",
  "LastModified": "\\/Date(1429035195983)\\/",
  "IsBookmark": false,
  "BookmarkURL": null,
  "BookmarkSiteLogo": "",
  "BookmarkImageURL": null,
  "IsRecipeScan": null,
  "MenuCount": 4,
  "NotesCount": 4,
  "AdTags": "simplypotatoes15",
  "IngredientsTextBlock": null,
  "AllCategoriesText": "collsxgrillm",
  "IsSponsored": false,
  "VariantOfRecipeID": null,
  "Collection": "collsxgrillm",
  "AdminBoost": 100,
  "VerifiedDateTime": "\\/Date(1369507313000)\\/",
  "MaxImageSquare": null,
  "ImageSquares": [],
  "HeroPhotoUrl": "https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/chicken-teriyaki-10.jpg",
  "VerifiedByClass": "editor"
}