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Sample recipe search

There are lots of great options documented here.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
        function getRecipeJson() {
            var apiKey = "your-api-key-here";
            var any_kw = "chicken";
            var url = "http://api2.bigoven.com/recipes?pg=1&rpp=25&any_kw="
                  + any_kw 
                  + "&api_key="+apiKey;
            $.ajax({
                    type: "GET",
                    dataType: 'json',
                    cache: false,
                    url: url,
                    success: function (data) {
                    alert('success');
                    //console.log(data);
                    }
                });
        }
</script>
        

Sample Response

{
  "ResultCount": 77815,
  "Results": [
    {
      "RecipeID": 432218,
      "Title": "Pistachio Cinnamon Chicken Salad",
      "Cuisine": null,
      "Category": "Salad",
      "Subcategory": "Meat and Seafood",
      "Microcategory": "",
      "StarRating": 4.5,
      "WebURL": "http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/pistachio-cinnamon-chicken-salad/432218",
      "ReviewCount": 2,
      "Poster": {
        "UserName": "darrinrich",
        "UserID": 1721301,
        "FirstName": null,
        "LastName": null,
        "PhotoUrl": "http://photos.bigoven.com/avatar/photo/hwdnrvpumeatheya2mfj.jpg"
      },
      "IsPrivate": false,
      "Servings": 6,
      "CreationDate": "2013-01-23T16:30:26.000Z",
      "IsRecipeScan": false,
      "IsBookmark": false,
      "TotalTries": 389,
      "PhotoUrl": "http://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/pistachio-cinnamon-chicken-salad.jpg"
    },
    {
      "RecipeID": 171326,
      "Title": "Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken",
      "Cuisine": "Asian",
      "Category": "Appetizers",
      "Subcategory": "Meat",
      "Microcategory": "",
      "StarRating": 4.29347826086957,
      "WebURL": "http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/skewered-honey-balsamic-chicken/171326",
      "ReviewCount": 184,
      "Poster": {
        "UserName": "ellie36",
        "UserID": 150767,
        "FirstName": null,
        "LastName": null,
        "PhotoUrl": "http://photos.bigoven.com/avatar/photo/061008042245150767.jpg"
      },
      "IsPrivate": false,
      "Servings": 6,
      "CreationDate": "2009-04-21T18:34:20.000Z",
      "IsRecipeScan": false,
      "IsBookmark": false,
      "TotalTries": 6164,
      "PhotoUrl": "http://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/skewered-honey-balsamic-chicken-6.jpg"
    },
...
]}