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A recipe /'resɪpi:/ is instructions for how to cook a dish. Written recipes follow certain genre conventions:

  • A summary giving details of the serving e.g. "serves 2", preparation and cooking time, and (sometimes) difficulty.
  • A list of ingredients, with quantities required of each ingredient (e.g. "2 small onions", or "100g self-raising flour" (the "of" is often dropped)
  • Instructions, using the imperative mood, using cooking-related lexis.
  • Nutritional information.

Also within this genre are video presentations found on cookery shows.

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