Hi! There's a new version available (api2), recommended for all new and future development.

We plan to continue to support the legacy version of the API well into 2017 (and later if you let us know), but we do recommend all developers migrate to the new api2 format as your development cycle allows. We strongly recommend that all new recipe and grocery API developers begin with http://api2.bigoven.com

Food Glossary

BigOven has over 1,000 articles on various ingredients, techniques and more, accessible via the API endpoints below. Paying API customers may use these entries in their apps, subject to the Terms and Conditions of the BigOven API.

Food Glossary No Yes No No

Reading a Food Glossary entry (HTTP GET) - Paid plans only

Read the food glossary entry with a given primary key (ID).
GET https://api.bigoven.com/glossary/{id}
Parameter Description Required?
id (int) Primary key(ID) of food glossary entry. Yes

Read the food glossary entry by term (e.g., bacon).
GET https://api.bigoven.com/glossary/byterm/bacon
Parameter Description Required?
term (string) ingredient or term Yes

Creating a Food Glossary entry (HTTP POST)

This method is not supported at this time.

Updating a Food Glossary entry (HTTP PUT)

This method is not supported at this time.

Deleting a Food Glossary entry (HTTP DELETE)

This method is not supported at this time.