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h-recipe is a simple, open format for publishing recipes on the web. h-recipe is one of several open microformat draft standards suitable for embedding data in HTML/HTML5.

h-recipe is the microformats2 update to hRecipe.



Here is a simple minimal recipe example:

<article class="h-recipe">
  <h1 class="p-name">Bagels</h1>
    <li class="p-ingredient">Flour</li>
    <li class="p-ingredient">Sugar</li>
    <li class="p-ingredient">Yeast</li>
  <p>Takes <time class="dt-duration" datetime="1H">1 hour</time>,
     serves <data class="p-yield" value="4">four people</data>.</p>
  <div class="u-instructions">
      <li>Start by mixing all the ingredients together.</li>

Get started

The class h-recipe is a root class name that indicates the presence of an h-recipe.

p-name, e-instructions, p-ingredient and the other property classnames listed below define elements as properties of the h-recipe.

See microformats-2-parsing to learn more about property classnames.


h-recipe properties, inside an element with class h-recipe:

Experimental properties with wide adoption


h-recipe is a microformats.org draft specification. Public discussion on h-recipe takes place on h-recipe-feedback, the #microformats irc channel on irc.freenode.net, and microformats-new mailing list.

h-recipe is ready to use and implemented in the wild, but for backwards compatibility you should also mark h-recipes up with classic hRecipe classnames.

Property Details

(stub, add any property explanations here)

dt-duration should be marked up using the duration microsyntax defined in HTML5. TODO: add more examples

hRecipe has a number of experimental properties which have real world adoption due to Google recipe search support of hRecipe. These are: summary, author, published and nutrition.

Examples in the Wild

Backward Compatibility

Publisher Compatibility


Parser Compatibility

Microformats parsers SHOULD detect the following root class name and property names. A microformats2 parser may use existing microformats parsers to extract these properties. If an "h-recipe" is found, don't look for an "hrecipe" on the same element.

compat root class name: hrecipe
properties: (parsed as p- plain text unless otherwise specified)


h-recipe is based on the existing hRecipe specification.

See Also


h-recipe was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969