I don't even know what to say? I lost generations of recipes that took more years to put together than I care to think about. I never received any email notices. This is heartbreaking!
Review by Beamesderfer CastiÃ±eira1 year ago
I can't even give them a 1 star rating, this is so wrong that they deleted the recipe database. Hours, months and years of working on my recipe books just gone? Does anyone know if a lawsuit has been filed against them?
Review by Darkangelluff2 years ago
I paid for more recipes than I had, hoping to add more. Just went to site to find out they have closed. So disappointed for those who got trapped in the unannounced closing and losing their work. All I lost was money.
Review by QuatoDux2 years ago
Is there another company picking up the tastebook recipe book - Ugg. I have a family heirloom created and now cannot get any updates.
Review by VanessaSelway2 years ago
Epicurious - you are dead to me. I have nothing else to say. Encouraging people to upload personal recipes and then wiping them? Unbelievable. You should rot in hell.
Review by Extrymas2 years ago
all my grandmother's recipes gone. not one email nothing telling me this site was going away. I cannt tell you how upset I am I have been working on this for so long maybe I have some scans somewhere but otherwise they are lost
Review by Rohan Gordon2 years ago
I had a book I was working on , they are gone! hours, months years gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!pictures gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Holuwahlosheyi3 years ago
Come on. I can see no longer printing pages for a format you longer support, but we need to get to the recipes we loaded onto our Taste Book page. Bummer. Bummer. Bummer. Not good customer service Epicurious.
Review by Vladoiu3 years ago
I am so luncky to have saved my family recipes hard copies. Until I finished the cookbook I figured better hold on to them just in case. Shortly after the holidays I went back to my cookbook. All gone! I think it is absolutely outrageous that tastebook never sent an email to its users. Unforgivable!! Recipes mean something to people. I am deleting and will never use epicurious again either. Horrible what they have done
Review by Phetakhom3 years ago
I had copied hundreds of family recipies into several books I was creating on the Tastebook site. As the holidays are approaching, I've tried to access the site to find that Tastebook has been deleted along with recipies I can never get again!
Someone needs to take responsibility and get our recipies back ASAP!
Very poor taste indeed!
Review by Radhe3 years ago
Just discovered as have others that my recipes are gone. Never ever received any emails regarding the change to this site. I do have a hard copy but not with me!!!! Poor , poor communication on their part!not at all professional as I thought it was!!!!
Review by Paraskevoo3 years ago
I had all of my favorite recipes, including family recipes saved on this site for years. I just went to pull one up and apparently the site doesn't exist anymore????? I am furious, what a terrible business practice for Epicurious. Very disappointing.
Review by Jacqueleen3 years ago
I was actually doing a search on tastebook to see if they had any new news since they got rid of their publishing piece of personal cookbooks earlier this year and came across this site of complaints about people losing all their recipes. DO YOU EVER CHECK YOUR EMAIL?!! I received at least 4-6 emails from Tastebook telling me my recipes were going to be deleted if I didn't download them from their site. I'm pretty sure it was like 6 months or more notice. Their site also had a banner FOR MONTHS telling people to download their personal recipes. This should not have been a shock to anyone. I still am sad and mad at Tastebook for doing this, and I still can't find a cookbook publisher that is anywhere as good with quality and format. In that regard I HATE tastebook for leaving us high and dry. I don't understand how they didn't make enough money from doing the books and how they are making more or enough money by just having some silly blog?!
Review by Jingca Löffelmannová3 years ago
You'd think they would be able to at least do this?! I would have definitely done something if I had known.
Review by Lisandra3 years ago
LIke everyone else, I had hundreds of recipes on tastebook. I had created and sent several tastebooks to family and friends. Luckily I still have hard copies, but all of my recipes are gone on tastebook, without warning or communication. Big change to a blog format, but no respect for folks who were using the old format. I will not read your blog - tastebook is dead!
Review by Blaza Alguera3 years ago
I am heart broken that my recipes were deleted without any warning from the company. This included special family dinner photos. I am reeling.
Review by Nimantha Sallstrom3 years ago
Tastebook is an appallingly horrible company that suddenly, and without warning, DELETED a cook book of been working on for a year. Including all my pictures, recipes, introduction and all my tedious detail of every recipe....GONE!!! I was making this cookbook for a Christmas present for members of my family, now all I did is lost forever. Their website said they apologized but wereally no long making Tastebooks. Really? No warNing, just gone. I couldn't believe it. They obviously had my email address and could have warned us they were taking their site down because since then they are plying me with spam email trying to sell me stuff daily. I have nothing but disgust for business tactics such as these. Perhaps their only goal the whole time was to build up an email database. They are definitely on my list of disreputable companies and I would never do business with them
Review by NIVisol3 years ago
Our home was flooded and we lost a lot of things that were not replaceable. I went to the site to retrieve some of the recipes that were in a cookbook I was creating for family recipes. So now the damage is doubled. I can't get the recipes from them either. This is so upsetting.
Review by Jongrech3 years ago
Like others I am shocked my recipes are completely gone!!! I was planning to order the books for my family this year and several of the recipes I no longer have printed copies of anymore that were passed down from friends now deceased. Those recipes were my connection to them and now its all gone. Horrible....horrible....the company MUST have the database available since they kept our emails to send constant messages about recipes they are pushing on the site. This is the worst type of experience....for you have destroyed my memories.
Review by Leda3 years ago
So all the effort and time I have put into creating the pages of this book are lost? No notice. No warning.
I am beyond frustrated and believe me - I will not support your new version with my interest, time or money.
Review by Vaul3 years ago
I expect Tastebook to get my family recipes in the mail to me pronto. I go to get a recipe off of my Tastebook page, only to find that it is gone!!! Unacceptable. I was going paperless, and now I have no copy of some of my most precious family heirlooms. I expect to hear from you TASTEBOOK. This is deceitful and terrible business practice. I am sure a lawsuit is coming.
Review by Burny Matcho4 years ago
As others in the same situation, I am quite upset that taste book has deleted photos, recipes and books that I spent much time creating. I was not alerted that this change would be coming until it was too late...and that was because I tried to log in...nothing was sent to me.
I am still able to access my recipes on my phone app, but I can not export them and I don't know how long that will even be available. The fact that they are still there though gives me hope that they still exist and hope that taste book can reopen all recipes and book collections for a time (with notice) to allow me to transfer them to another service they recommend.
This was no a professional way to handle this and I hope they can rectify.
Review by Mummasteel4 years ago
Why did Tastebook not send out an announcement to it's subscribers warning them that they were shutting down? I was away for a few weeks and today discover that all of my work adding cherished family recipes and photos have disappeared without the opportunity to retrieve them before Tastebook closed down. Does anyone know of any recourse?
Review by Segeltorp4 years ago
Review by Minervini4 years ago
WHERE ARE MY RECIPES?! I was just logged in two weeks ago, entering and updating my tastebook and there was NO NOTICE of the site shutting down. I can't even find a login to retrieve my recipes, and I had no backups for them because I always thought that it would be digital and therefore safe. This is such a betrayal. I hope that no one uses their worthless site. They're just trying to be a Pinterest knockoff at this point. It's absolutely awful what they have done to countless people who trusted that their family recipes would be safe.