Joy the Baker

Goodbye Tastespotting.com

June 13, 2008


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  • I feel the same way…I am so devastated to see it go. It was one of my favorite sites and I checked it every day….this is just too sad!

  • Hello! I started up a blog—Food Porn Daily—in response to Tastespotting’s shutdown. I’ll be featuring photos of drool-worthy foods daily. I added your site to my reader for considerations… check it out at http://fpdaily.net. Let me know any feedback, I’d love to hear it! :)

  • I cannot believe this has happened. And I know this may seem a little pathetic, but this almost makes me sick. I just can’t believe it. I am 18 years old, and cooking has just recently for the past year and a half been a passion of mine. To find this website was like the light at the end of the tunnel for me. And to have it taken away? Over someone who had the nerve to take away and personally offend me and many others source of passion. This person obviously didn’t like cooking if they made this much ruckus and caused the website to shut down. Finding good recipes to cook was so easy with tastespotting, and it really inspired me more and more each day to cook with passion. I have over 200 recipes from tastespotting in my e-mail. And all I can think about is to pray they will bring it back. If they do, it will be harder for people to copyright, or do whatever was done. Maybe this will help, having saved so many recipes, somehow.

  • TASTESPOTTING – This is what my Saturday mornings were all about. Catch up on email and search for some of the best ideas and recipes to be found. Greatest way to find the best blogs and new people and places. Too bad the lawyers had to destroy something else we all shared. Why is it when there are good things that so many people enjoy that do not harm someone that it must be taken away. For me, I will go back to data mining and locating the recipes and ideas the hard way and remember that someone did a fine job of presentation and sharing of ideas only to be taken away by some scrooge. The only profit I got from using the site was the pleasure of sharing the good things in life….

  • The people over at Recipes 2 Share have in fact created a new food photography gallery in hopes of allowing us food bloggers to come down from the Tastespotting withdrawal shakes. I’m all about encouraging any site that is trying to fill the Tastespotting void because I think food bloggers really need such a forum. Check it out!

  • oh……no. i’m really sad to hear this.

  • Nooooo … :( :( :(

  • I couldn’t believe it. I was initially puzzled when Tastespotting ceased being updated these past few days, and when it finally showed that the much beloved site was no more I just about broke my computer. Legal complications? Seriously? Can’t they ameliorate whatever damage has occurred and bring the site back up? It was my foodo-blogo-sphere(o) cornerstone. Practically my laptop’s homepage. Sheesh. Makes me want to pick up and start my own site.

  • I too am so sad to see it go. I noticed there were no new postings Thursday and thought there was a glitch until I checked again and got the note of it being closed. SOOO bummed – I loved looking at all those food pictures and it was such a resource to find great food blogs and recipes (it’s how I found this site as well).

  • lol, that’s a great reply. But yea…sad to see it go. :-/

  • Tastespotting.com introduced me to so many good blogs including this one. I have only recently found this world of food and recipes and am sad to see it gone. I thank it for all that it has given me especially your brownies.

  • I read a few theories about it but apparently it is definitely shut down for good. There is a site called Recipes 2 Share that is in the process of trying to create a website like Tastespotting to fill the void. Not sure how good it will be or the details behind it, but I’m crossing my fingers it will be at least half decent.

  • so what happened to it???
    is this it forever?

  • Yeah, I will miss it too.

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