DESSERT STORM; BBC RECIPES ROW 150,000 SIGN PETITION AGAINST WEBSITE CHOP Professional and Amateur Chefs Hit out over Corporation's Decision to Shut Food Site Which Contains More Than 11,000 Recipes

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DESSERT STORM; BBC RECIPES ROW 150,000 SIGN PETITION AGAINST WEBSITE CHOP Professional and Amateur Chefs Hit out over Corporation's Decision to Shut Food Site Which Contains More Than 11,000 Recipes


Byline: maria.croce@trinitymirror.com MARIA CROCE

IT'S being described as a recipe for disaster - and has had cooking fans up in arms.

Plans to close a BBC website that features more than 11,000 recipes as part of cost-cutting measures have led to outrage.

An online petition at Change.org had reached more than 150,000 signatures by last night.

Emma B, who set up the petition, said the move to close it was "madness" at a time when the Government are trying to promote healthy eating.

Existing recipes are set to be archived - although users worry they'll become difficult to source as the home page will be deleted.

Recipes from TV shows will go online for 30 days and the BBC Good Food website will remain.

MiDweeK Meals The move is part of plans to cut PS15million from the corporation's online budget.

Mum's in MUM-of-four said she will miss if it goes.

Last year, Chancellor George Osborne said the BBC website was becoming "a bit more imperial in its ambitions" and said with features and recipes it was more like a national The 47-year-Troon, who works said: "I use the barbecue recipes, for quick midweek for those recipes have but don't find the book.

newspaper as well as a broadcaster and the issues needed to be looked at.

"It's a great resource and I'll for speedy menu "It includes and trust. You something quick The announcement that the recipes website is to close has been met with shock by chefs and members of the public who say it's a valuable resource.

Scottish celebrity chef Nick Nairn has hundreds of recipes on the site.

Nick, who was the youngest Scottish chef to win a Michelin star in the early 90s and runs a cook school near Stirling, feels the site should be saved.

He said: "For me, it's an archive of my recipes since I started doing telly shows - stuff dating back 25 years.

"And it's a real shame because for many people it's a go-to site. There are something like 300billion recipes online but the BBC site was a great signpost. I use them for research all the time.

"I know a lot of people who go to the recipes, they're very comfortable with them, they come from chefs they see on the telly they know.

"I'm sure every day there are hundreds if not thousands of breakfasts, lunches and dinners being cooked from those recipes.

"It's a shining example of a wellcurated set of recipes from chefs people know and trust and most of these recipes are welltested. When it's gone, people are going to have to find alternatives."

Nick is unsure closing the site will save much money as he says the chefs aren't paid for their recipes to be online.

Suzanne help kitchen Shirley Spear, chair of the Scottish Food Commission and founder of the Three Chimneys in Skye, said: "You can basically tap in anything and it will come up with ideas on how to do it which I think is great.

Suzanne Davies the website old from for NATS, site for inspiration meals and I know I have time to "I'd do anything to encourage people to cook at home and to realise it's all quite easy and straight forward."

She said people felt they could rely on BBC Good Food because it was tried and tested.

kitchen miss using it planning. chefs you know can always find and easy."

"I think it's a great shame," she added, "but I can understand why it's happening. I wonder why they couldn't tidy up the site somehow and keep the best examples.

"It's an amazing archive and we should do something to maintain it - even if it's taken on independently.

"I have accessed it myself when doing research. It's a very, very valuable resource of British cooking. I hope they can store it somehow for people to be able to access in the future."

Andrew Fairlie, who runs his two Michelin-starred restaurant at Gleneagles, said: "It's a huge shame. …

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