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Bon Appétit

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Bon Appetit

For anyone who has noticed (hi, Grandma), sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I haven’t cooked or baked in a while either (sorry, Geoff). I’ve been launching a Web site. And now, after months of preparation, a few weeks of grueling long hours and a ton of Time Square Turkish take-out (the Web editor’s favorite), I’m proud to announce that Bon Appétit’s Web site officially launched last Tuesday.

I feel like a proud parent, but I suppose I’m more like the nanny. Building a Web site, page by page, is the cyber equivalent to feeding and burping a small child, not to mention changing the occasional dirty diaper. And now, after hours of nurturing, the site is all grown up and the editors are poised to take over. My time at Bon Appétit is almost over, my work done, but at least I can visit at anytime. And you can too: www.bonappetit.com

The BA designers and editors got creative with this Web site concept. The content is organized around 100 iconic dishes (the recipes change with the seasons, but the “dishes” remain the same). Each dish has a landing page full of links to tips, tools, ingredients and multimedia content relevant to that dish and the current recipe. Listen to this podcast for the editors’ explanation of the site. It takes a little getting used to, but the organization has grown on me. I hope everyone likes it!

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