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Torchlight info.png About the project

Welcome to WikiProject Food and Drink!

WikiProject Food and Drink is one of the oldest WikiProjects on Wikipedia, beginning its life as the Gastronomy WikiProject in April 2003. Since that time, it has evolved into a comprehensive project covering numerous subjects and concentrations. However, it remains as an association of Wikipedians who share an interest in food and drink related matters who have come together to co-ordinate the development of these articles on Wikipedia.

  • If you would like to help or require assistance, please inquire on the talk page, check the "Ways to contribute" section on this page, or just dig in and start editing!
  • To join the project, sign up at the participants page.

Wiki letter w.svg What topics do we cover?

This WikiProject covers a very broad array of subjects, from national cuisines to various food dishes and beverages. The amount of topics that fall under our umbrella is huge, with over 32,000 articles and counting that are grouped into numerous categories.

These are some of the topics that fall under our purview:

  • National cuisines;
  • Chefs and food personalities;
  • Commercial food vendors, manufactures and restaurants;
  • Dishes, beverages and other foodstuffs.

There are, of course, a great deal more topics that these few listed here.

Torchlight view tree.png How we are organized

We have organized activities within the project in several departments:

  • The assessment department and corresponding Assessment Task Force focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Food and drink related articles.
  • The Welcome Squad is a group of WikiFoodies that has a two-fold purpose, to welcome new members of our project and to invite newly registered users to Wikipedia to join our project. They will use the templates designed for these purposes, {{FD Welcome}} and {{FD invitation}}.

Nuvola apps kservices.png Project goals

WikiProject Food and drink's goals are to build the foremost free-content encyclopedia of food and drink content in the English language by:

  1. Engaging in the creation, expansion, collaboration, maintenance of articles relating to the categories of food- and drink-related articles
  2. Providing developmental and structural guidelines and recommendations for editors of food- and drink-related articles
  3. Serving as the central point of discussion for all issues related to Food and Drink on Wikipedia
  4. Helping to maintain the various WP:Portals associated with this project and its sister projects.

500 good articles34.4% complete
500 featured articles7.6% complete
10% of all articles rated B-Class or better30.5% complete
500 items of featured content other than articles: 15.4% complete

Nuvola apps kword.png Ways to contribute

The editors and contributors to Wikipedia and the Food and Drink WikiProject are the lifeblood of this project. Without you, we cannot reach our goal of becoming the premier site on the web for Food and Drink-related information! To that end, we have taken several steps to help you help us meet our goal.

You can click on the Open tasks or Assessment department main page link above or go directly to the individual pages by using the navigation bar.

Article to-do list

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Project tasks

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Here are some tasks you can do for WikiProject Food and drink:
Note: These lists are transcluded from the project's tasks pages.

Nuvola apps bookcase.png Articles

Article alerts

Today's featured article requests
Articles for deletion
Proposed deletions
Categories for discussion
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Good article nominees
Requests for comments
Requested moves

New articles requests

The following list is of pages that contain lists of topics that require articles. There are literally hundreds of requests for new articles, and listing them would take up too much space. Instead we have provided links to the pages that contain the lists.

Article improvement requests

Nominations for top-level importance

To nominate articles for top level status or to contribute to the discussion, select here → Nominate


Our Showcase features the best of Wikipedia featured content, including articles, media and other high quality content! You can click on the Showcase main page link above or go directly to the individual sections by using the navigation bar.

Featured content Featured content

Featured content is subjects such as articles, pictures, lists, portals and topics which are considered to be the best of what Wikipedia has to offer, as determined by Wikipedia's editors. Most of the featured content has been featured on the Wikipedia main page or Wikimedia Commons main page.

A small bronze star icon (This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.) on the top right corner of a page indicates that the article, image or other item is featured, unless the appropriate user preference is set.

Good articles Good articles

Good articles are considered to be of good quality, but are not yet as qualified as featured articles. Good articles meet the good article criteria, passing through the good article nomination process successfully. In short, they are written very well, contain factually accurate and verifiable information, are broad in coverage, neutral in point of view, stable, and illustrated, where possible, by relevant images with suitable copyright licenses. Good articles do not have to be as comprehensive as featured articles, but they should not omit any major facets of the topic: a comparison of the criteria for good and featured articles describes further differences.

Did you know... Did you know...

Main project page: Food and drink DYK

Did you know... (DYK) consists of a series of "hooks", which are interesting facts taken from Wikipedia's newest content, in the format "Did you know that...?" Something that appeared on DYK was identified by an editor as being from new or recently expanded content and proposed an interesting "hook" designed to catch the eye of other readers. DYK is not a general trivia section, but is only for articles that have been either, created, expanded at least five-fold or were newly sourced and expanded at least two-fold at the time they were featured on the main page.

New articles New articles

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2016-02-10 19:13 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Nuvola apps kdmconfig.png Participants

Main page: Membership page

You can join this project or any of the related task forces by adding your name on the participants list by clicking on the Members page link or going directly to the individual pages by using the navigation bar at the top of this page. Also, you can place the {{User WP Food and drink}} template on your user page which will automatically place you in the WikiProject Food and Drink members category.


  1. valoem (talk · contribs) -- all food related topics
  2. MCB (talk · contribs)
  3. Sjschen (talk · contribs) -- East Asian food, particularily Chinese food, and other odds and ends YesY
  4. Willscrlt (talk · contribs) - Especially coordination between this WikiProject and its sub-projects.
  5. Macrakis (talk · contribs) -- Especially interested in food history, in particular trying to disentangle what actually happened from the romantic and/or nationalistic re-writings of history. YesY
  6. Peter G Werner (talk · contribs) – Interested in unusual ingredients, such as wild mushrooms and lard.
  7. Elonka (talk · contribs) - working on nutritional supplements and infobox templates
  8. Peter Isotalo (talk · contribs) – food history, especially medieval cuisine
  9. Becksguy (talk · contribs) - Interested in Culinary History
  10. Pyrope (talk · contribs) - I eat a lot.
  11. GentlemanGhost (talk · contribs) - Helping tag talk pages with Project banner.YesY
  12. Jerem43 (talk · contribs) - 30 years in hospitality, primarily QSRYesY
  13. barliner (talk · contribs) - YesY North African and Arabian as I get back into the project
  14. Max rspct (talk · contribs) - French, Italian, Scottish and Japanese cuisine; wild foods
  15. Doug (talk · contribs) - coordination between this project and WikiProject Agriculture particularly on issues related to crops and livestock/poultry
  16. Thespian (talk · contribs) - I am currently working on a number of articles about chefs that i realized definitely belong in this project, so I figured I'd join.
  17. The Obento Musubi (talk · contribs) - I'm such a glutton, and Hawaiian (plate lunch style) and Japanese food makes my mouth water
  18. Trulystand700 (talk · contribs) - Addicted to so much food.
  19. Dentren (talk · contribs) - Writes about South American cuisineYesY
  20. Staka (talk · contribs)
  21. Deli nk (talk · contribs) - I'm interested in food chemistry and how it relates to nutrition
  22. Fishhead2100 (talk · contribs) - Likes different aspects of cooking.
  23. queenmomcat (talk · contribs) - when I get hungry, I start editing food articles on Wikipedia YesY
  24. Tinucherian (talk · contribs)
  25. Puffin (talk · contribs) - Food
  26. Steven Walling (talk · contribs) as related to coffee, livestock (esp. rare breeds), and slow food YesY
  27. Beastiepaws (talk · contribs) Medieval and historic cuisine enthusiast
  28. kerberus13 (talk · contribs) just a simple foodie
  29. chefallen (talk · contribs) Jewish cuisines YesY
  30. Pdcook (talk · contribs) - I'm an amateur foodie, former cook, and a biochemist
  31. GreenGlass1972 (talk · contribs) - candy, specialty foodsYesY
  32. Visik (talk · contribs) - wikifying and concentrating on food and drinks templates.
  33. dmforcier (talk · contribs) Hmmm. Thought I was already a participant...
  34. Spongie555 (talk · contribs)
  35. CanonLawJunkie (talk · contribs) (American, especially fast, food. Interested in French cuisine also.)
  36. Yaksar (talk · contribs)
  37. Worm That Turned (talk · contribs) - I keep working on food and drink articles, perhaps I should join up! YesY
  38. Ebe123 (talk · contribs)
  39. WIERDGREENMAN (talk · contribs) YesY I like food.
  40. Rohini (talk · contribs) Vegetarian foodie from India
  41. ChaosAkita (talk · contribs) - I love food
  42. Night of the Big Wind (talk · contribs) The Banner (talk · contribs) - Lousy cook but interested in Michelin starred restaurants and chefs YesY Still working on the Michelin starred restaurants, in real life slowly moving into food production with related growth of knowledge.
  43. Xufanc (talk · contribs) - Mainly Thai and Spanish food YesY
  44. Heroeswithmetaphors (talk · contribs) YesY - tryin' to get Molecular gastronomy up to Good Article status
  45. Sue Kastle (talk · contribs) - I've been contributing to food articles (i.e. Food Paradise), so I decided to join this project! YesY
  46. EricEnfermero (talk · contribs) - I'll eat anything that doesn't eat me first. YesY (Haven't been active with food articles recently, but still interested in helping.)
  47. Miniapolis (talk · contribs) - Especially interested in vegetarian cuisine; copyediting and cleanup a specialty and YesY yes, I'm still interested!
  48. Bzweebl (talk · contribs)- Israeli cuisine, gastronomy, and highly rated restaurants. Would not like to receive the newsletter.
  49. Epipelagic (talk · contribs) - Developed the seafood template and many of the articles on the template
  50. Miyagawa (talk · contribs) - Considering I've done two Good Articles and a whole bunch of DYKs for this project, it's probably about time I joined it. :) YesY Yep, still here!
  51. Kiyoweap (talk · contribs) - Japanese cuisine; did articles on a few ingredients, looked up some history of cuisines, added to lists, created some categories.
  52. Northamerica1000 (talk · contribs) YesY
  53. Matticusmadness (talk · contribs) - Will help with those I know about basically. YesY per call to confirm I'm still with this team.
  54. jadeslair (talk · contribs) - interested in food as it relates to health YesY
  55. Ibadibam (talk · contribs) - Tea and sandwiches, other topics as needed. YesY
  56. Purplebackpack89 (talk · contribs) - here and there
  57. Amadscientist (talk · contribs) - I am endeavering to replace food pics that look bad, are too small, outdated or misrepresent the subject. Foof pics on request as long as they are not outrageous.
  58. Mercurywoodrose (talk · contribs) - chocolate, cheese, organic/slow food topics, and wikignome work on category structure, afd's, tagging articles for the project, etc YesY (still here)
  59. phoebe (talk · contribs) - ratings, references
  60. ChesPal (talk · contribs) - I am interested in improving any category related to food which interests me. I have a collection of over 400 cookbooks. Some of the categories are: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Hungarian, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Jewish/Kosher, Traditional (Classic) American, Southern, Cajun, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian (including international recipes). I consider myself to be fairly proficient in many of these cuisines. I look forward to seeing where this project may be able to use my expertise.
  61. Ailemadrah (talk · contribs) - I'm happy to do whatever I can to help improve food articles. I'm a chef and cooking instructor with particular expertise in Italian and French cuisines and many years of experience writing recipes.
  62. Ranking Update (talk · contribs) – Mainly Malaysian cuisine especially on East Malaysian cuisine.
  63. Plantdrew (talk · contribs) - Interested in plants, especially food plants.
  64. EdJF (talk · contribs) - developed the Valle's Steak House article as well as the articles for Donald Valle and Richard Valle
  65. Whoisjohngalt (talk · contribs) - Interested in New England restaurants and foods
  66. Camellia wagashi (talk · contribs) - My culinary interests are eclectic. I've been working on an article on Molcajete.
  67. Davey2010 (talk · contribs) - Interested in English, Chinese and Indian food.
  68. Prof. Mc (talk · contribs) - All things related to beer; especially beer history
  69. Sam Paris (talk · contribs)
  70. Dinner101 (talk · contribs)
  71. Dennis Brown (talk · contribs) - American cuisine, particularly Texan, southern, southeastern and southwestern, as well as grilling/smoking/curing of meats.
  72. Eruditescholar (talk · contribs) - African cuisine, Continental cuisine, restaurants and other Food-related articles
  73. Fcia0423 (talk · contribs) - Rhetoric of food, Southern Italian Cooking, Restaurants, Cookbooks, Cake Art, Eating.
  74. emmakknight (talk · contribs) - interested in vegan and vegetarian cooking.
  75. Michael.C.Wright (talk · contribs) - Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Did I say coffee? I'm a bit of a foodie too.
  76. Esquivalience (talk · contribs)
  77. Jocelyndurrey (talk · contribs)
  78. Ca.papavero (talk · contribs) breadth of food industry, food system, food studies, culinary arts, food ways; various cuisines and dishes.YesY
  79. CWH (talk · contribs) Chinese food and cooking; Chinese American food and cooking
  80. Heaviside glow (talk · contribs) - I work in food safety
  81. Valereee (talk · contribs) YesY
  82. DangerousJXD (talk · contribs)
  83. Onel5969 (talk · contribs) - was graciously invited by Northamerica1000. I love eating and I love drinking. Will try to contribute as often as possible. Trying to broaden my wiki horizons.
  84. CamV8 (talk · contribs)
  85. Aeonx (talk · contribs) - Australian Food and Drink
  86. Kar2016 (talk · contribs) - I love everything about food & drinks!
  87. Lee788 (talk · contribs) - Singaporean cuisine
  88. Omotecho (talk · contribs) - Japanese cuisine, of both Kansai (Kobe-Osaka) area and Tokyo, not on the fancy end but everyday menus.


Members that have made no contributions to Wikipedia for over 6 months are listed at Inactive participants.

Assessment Assessment task force

The goal of the assessment task force is to grade the thousands of unassessed food and drink articles here on Wikipedia. These articles span the entire gamut of food and beverage topics in all associated projects, a list of which can be found in the to do section. You can join by clicking on the Assessment task force icon in the navbar above.


  1. Psubhashish (talk · contribs) 5 July 2011
  2. Jerem43 (talk · contribs) 1 July 2007
  3. Puffin (talk · contribs) 4 July 2011
  4. Xufanc (talk · contribs) 16 August 2010
  5. ZappaOMati (talk · contribs) 14 May 2012
  6. Miniapolis (talk · contribs) 17 October 2012
  7. Northamerica1000 (talk · contribs) 10 February 2013
  8. Mercurywoodrose (talk · contribs) 15 April 2013
  9. Ailemadrah (talk · contribs) 4 July 2013
  10. Shaztastic (talk · contribs) 14 April 2014
  11. Kayusyussuf (talk · contribs) 26 May 2015
  12. CWH (talk · contribs) 7 June 2015
  13. Lee788 (talk · contribs) 20 January 2016


Assessors that have made no contributions to Wikipedia for over 6 months are listed here.

Welcome squad Welcome squad

The Welcome Squad is a task force that has a two-fold purpose, to welcome new members to our project and to invite to registered users to Wikipedia to join our project. There are two templates designed to help them do this, {{FD Welcome}} and {{FD invitation}}. You can join by clicking on the Welcome squad icon in the navbar above.


  1. Jerem43 (talk · contribs)

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Main page: Our toolbox

The tool box contains several tools that are designed to make editing food and drink articles easier. On this page you'll find a series of things you can do to help the project, improve articles, become a better editor, understand how we setup a food and drink-centered article and what tools we use to in the project to make participating in the project easier.

You can click on the Tool box main page link above or go directly to the individual tools by using the navigation bar.

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Article Alerts is an automated subscription-based news delivery system designed to notify the Project when articles tagged by our banner or placed in one of the categories covered by the Project enters various workflows (such as Articles for Deletion, Requests for Comments, Peer Review, and many more). First AAlertBot browses all the workflows in its scope, then checks for WikiProject templates/categories on these pages. Reports are updated on a daily basis, and provide brief summaries of what is happening, with relevant links to discussion or results when possible.

Torchlight rtf.png Essays & guidelines

We have several essays available that provide tips for creating and editing food related articles on Wikipedia. These essays cover topics such as ethnic and national cuisines, naming conventions, article layouts and quality sourcing for food related subjects. These articles are designed as supplements to the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

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