Frequently Asked Questions

How can I search for recipes on Punchfork?

How are Punchfork recipe ratings calculated?

Punchfork uses an algorithm that measures sharing activity on social networks. The higher a recipe’s rating, the more it has been talked about and shared on the web.

The specific inputs to the calculation are:

  • The number of tweets for a recipe
  • The number of Facebook shares & likes for a recipe
  • The number of StumbleUpon views for a recipe
  • The number of Pinterest pins for a recipe
  • The number of Punchfork likes for a recipe

These statistics are then combined into a single composite rating from 1 to 100.

How do Punchfork recipe ratings compare to 1-5 star reviews?

The 1-5 star reviews commonly seen on Allrecipes, and other recipe sites are based on direct surveys of user opinions. Punchfork ratings are measurements of sharing activity rather than opinion surveys.

A trending recipe is both highly rated and recently published. “Trending” represents what is new and popular in the food blogging community.

Can I change the email address on my Punchfork account?

Yes, you can change your email address on the Settings page.

After any email change, we send confirmation emails to both the old and new addresses.

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