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Search Rules

This search engine helps you find documents on this website. Here's how it works: you tell the search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the pages in our index relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.

How To Use:

  1. Type your keywords in the search box.
  2. Press the Search button to start your search.

Here's an example:

  1. Type noodle kugel in the search box.
  2. Press the Search button or press the Enter key.

Tip: Don't worry if you find a large number of results. In fact, use more than a couple of words when searching. Even though the number of results will be large, the most relevant content will always appear at the top of the result pages.

The reason that you found so many results with the search term "noodle kugel" is that unless you tell it otherwise, the search engine assumes that you mean "noodle OR kugel," so it dutifully reports back every recipe which includes either word.

If you want to find only recipes containing both the words "noodle" and "kugel," tell the search engine that you mean "noodle AND kugel." There are two simple ways of doing that:

  1. Set the dropdown in the search box from "Any" to "All", or
  2. Precede each search term that you want to include in your search with a "+".
    Example: +noodle +kugel

On the other hand, you would not want to enclose both words in double quotes – "noodle kugel" – unless you want just recipes which not only are kugels made with noodles, but include those two words in that order.

More Basics – An Overview

What is an Index?

Webster's dictionary describes an "index" as a sequential arrangement of material. Our index is a large, growing, organized collection of kosher recipes from around the world. When you use our search service, you search the entire collection using keywords or phrases.

What is a Word?

When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters and numbers. The search service needs to know how to separate words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet. You can separate words using white space and tabs.

What is a Phrase?

You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.

Example: To find pressure cooker recipes, type "pressure cooker" in the search box. You can also create phrases using punctuation or special characters such as dashes, underscore lines, commas, slashes, or dots.

Simple Tips for More Exact Searches

Searches are case insensitive. Searching for "Hummus" will match the lowercase "hummus" and uppercase "HUMMUS".

All searches are accent insensitive as well. Accent sensitivity relates to Latin characters like ö.

Including or excluding words:

To make sure that a specific word is always included in your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus (-) sign before the keyword in the search box.

Example: To find recipes for noodle kugel without raisins, try "+noodle +kugel -raisin".

Expand your search using wildcards (*):

By typing an * within a keyword, you can match up to four letters.

Examples: Try pickl* to find pickle, pickles, pickled, or pickling. Try smok* to find smoke, smoked, smoker, or smoking.

Fancy Features for Typical Searches

You can search more than just text. Here are all of the other ways you can search on this website:

Finds pages that contain the specified text in the body of the document. By way of comparison, searches without the "text:" attribute will scan the URL, title, links, and META tags as well as the document body. The search text:saute would find pages with "sauté" anywhere within the page's content.

Finds pages that contain the specified word or phrase in the page title (which appears in the title bar of most browsers). The search title:rye would find pages with "Rye" in the title.

Finds pages with a specific word or phrase in the URL. Use url:soup to find all pages that have the word soup in the host name, path, or filename – the complete URL, in other words.

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