Template talk:Cookbook

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Okay...how do I use this template on an article whose Cookbook counterpart is under a different name? Specifically Smoking (food) linking to Smoking.Krash 00:31, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Use Template:Cookbookpar, with the format {{cookbookpar|module name (without the "Cookbook:")}}. See Sodium chloride for an example. Gentgeen 00:48, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Invitation to write a recipe in the cookbook[edit]

I'd like to put a message in the page on Apfelstrudel saying


Wikibooks Cookbook does not yet have a section about:


If you have a recipe, why not click the link above and write one?

I can write the template by adapting Template:cookbook, but I'd like to get agreement on how to name it. I guess "cookbook-request" or something?

There are recipes for Apfelstrudel in the French entry for Apfelstrudel and in the talk section of the German entry.

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Merge Cookbook templates[edit]

I'd like to suggest that the Cookbook templates be merged as I've proposed be done with {{Wikibooks}}.

Furthermore, the Cookbook template currently transcludes the Wikibooks template. This is considered bad practice as it adds an extra call to the database. If anyone finds the consistency between the two important, we can try to merge the two. --Swift 23:05, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


I've been including the cookbook template on a number of pages, and sometimes the topic is not a recipe, but rather an ingredient or some other type of entry listed in the cookbook. Maybe I am using the template incorrectly, but if not then it would be nice to see the wording on the template changed slightly so that it doesn't mislead people by indicating, for example, that the cookbook has a recipe for walnuts when it has instead a page on walnuts that describes the ingredient, and lists recipes that include it. Thanks! --Daniel11 04:22, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I wasn't too sure on the wording when I put in the recipe, but didn't know of anything but recipes in the Cookbook. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. The Template:Wikibooks(edit talk links history) template uses the word "topic" instead of recipe. Do you have any suggestions for improvements?
If there is enough of a difference in usage between recipes and ingredients, we might also just want to create a new template for the latter. --Swift 07:58, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. I don't know if I have any better ideas off the top of my head, but I'll think about it. I'm not entirely sure there should be one for recipes and one for ingredients, as some things (e.g. bearnaise sauce) would presumably have descriptions of both their recipes and their uses as ingredients, and without having separate pages for each. I will think about the wording some more, but I'm sure anyone who thinks it through will come up with a good idea. --Daniel11 21:55, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm trying to create the Hebrew version for this Template..[edit]

yet.. this thig... div class="infobox sisterproject" does not seem to compute in the Hebrew version .. I've never worked with class's before in wikipedia... how do I make it work ? Acidburn24m 04:58, 31 May 2007 (UTC)


Should there be a colon at the end of the line "Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on"? I think the other sister site templates (e.g. Template:Wikisource) have that. --Daniel11 03:11, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

More than one link[edit]

It would be useful to have the template be able to take more than one link. For an example see Bannock (food). CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 00:26, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Consistent style specification[edit]

If you have changed your default font and size, this template looks quite different from other sister-project boxes. Its width and font are specified differently, breaking inheritence. Michael Z. 2009-01-31 22:59 z

Broken links[edit]

This template currently produces broken links to the cookbook. The links point to, for example, http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wok while they should go to http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Wok. Unfortunately, I don't have the technical knowledge about templates to fix it, nor do I know if this should be fixed on the Wikipedia or Wikibooks side. Zaha (talk) 09:55, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. --Swift (talk) 14:52, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Would appreciate help[edit]

Does anyone know how to get this template to list more than one article? I'd like to list this in the template, instead of writing it manually:

Also see the Wikibooks Cookbook articles on vegan cuisine and vegan substitutions and its listing of vegan recipes.

But when I use the template, it allows only one link. Adding another just overrides the first. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 18:39, 5 February 2011 (UTC)