New Wave Cooking SitesHousewife Lee Jung-sook (29, Bangbae-dong, Seoul) doesn't buy cook books. She hardly ever goes to the market. Searching cooking sites inside the Internet and getting cooking materials delivered two times a week is much more convenient and time saving.
Cooking Sites inside the Internet are becoming more and more professional. There are quite a few sites that specialize in certain fields, like cooking meat or baking. A site that has recipes from movies and novels have also recently appeared.
General cooking sites are expanding towards the electronic commerce of kitchenware and cooking ingredients, creating 'cooking portal sites.'
'YoriZori' and 'Banchan' show how to prepare meals with real pictures and it also provides recipes. At 'Cook Plaza' and 'CookCook' people can order ingredients that are hard to find at normal markets.
'cooking plus' sites are quickly appearing, where a professional dietitian plans a week's menu and purchases the ingredients at wholesale markets, prepares, and then delivers the food to people's houses.
'ebab' is a home cooking delivery site. The site is now demonstrating its delivery service in Boondang, Ilsan and Pyongchon. It delivers orders half processed and users just have to cook the food before eating.
'e-coocoo' is a matching menu and ingredient delivery site. Users can choose from separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner with diet menus and children's nutrition menus additionally provided.
At 'foodfood,' created in October last year, 5 dietitians categorize foods and place menus for the week on the Internet. Ingredients are delivered to users from 8pm to 7am two times a week after they order.
by Choi Ji-young
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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