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The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
August 2, 1995
Page E5
Internet offerings vary
By Stewart Ugelow
STAFF WRITER

Selecting recipes or nutrition information from the Internet isn’t like consulting your favorite cookbook. Most of the information has been placed there by individuals and the quality varies.

Some sites are lovingly crafted tributes to favorite foods that are rich in description but short on information. Others are simply online advertisements.

Keep in mind that the Internet is global and that most of the world measures their recipes on the metric system. Even the definition of a pint varies from country to country. So be careful when converting recipes.

Be wary of any online site that asks you to send your credit card number by e-mail. A savvy computer hacker can pick off your account number.

Also, don’t change your eating habits based solely on what you may read online. Having a computer, modem and opinion on eating doesn’t make someone an expert.