Introducing DTaste: A decentralized food and recipe platform based on the STEEM Blockchain

in #introduceyourself5 years ago (edited)

Hello Steemians,
today i want to introduce myself. I'm DTaste, a decentralized recipe and food website based on the STEEM Blockchain.

I'm really thankful that you're here and found this introduction post, you may want to get 1 STEEM* and a chance to win one of two 500 SP delegations for one month for resteeming this post if you like it.
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  1. What is DTaste?
  2. Why DTaste
    1. Rich metadata
    2. Easy submittion process
    3. Review recipes with stars
    4. Collections and Favorites
    5. Keychain support
    6. Fast search
    7. "GDPR compliant"
    8. Multilanguage
  3. Who is standing behind DTaste?
  4. Summary

1. What is DTaste?

DTaste is a Steem frontend that encourages Steemians to view, review, collect foodblogs and create recipes, without focussing on the earn money part. DTaste is free to use for users and authors and a ad-free alternative to existing recipe sites.

2. Why DTaste

With DTaste, you have several advantages over current steem front-ends if you're creating a recipe. I want to point some of them out to give you an idea.

2.1. Rich metadata

Metadata is text what you may never directly view as a regular person, but search engines are watching out for these and like if they get some interesting data about the site they are watching. This is very powerful for recipes and other specific posts in general.

Because metadata gives the search engine more to know about what it is viewing, we can tell it what is relevant, like the title of the recipe, the category, ingredients or the preparation steps. Thanks to this, the search engine knows it is a recipe and can display it better as a result. But thats not the only thing, metadata can help us, also digital assistants can help you and navigate you through the recipe, but this is not tested because i don't want a spy in my house tough.

2.2. Easy submittion process

Like on other Steem Front Ends, it is very easy to submit a new post. DTaste is guiding you with a easy type and click recipe builder and creates a easy to read recipe with a logical layout for other steem front ends and DTaste itself.

2.3. Review recipes with stars

Since this is a recipe platform and you may want to know what others think about a recipe, DTaste is offering a new function to review and rate any steem foodblog or recipe. This helps you to directly know what's good and also gives recipe creators more feedback about the quality of the recipe itself.

2.4. Collections and Favorites

Sometimes you may really like a recipe or a foodblog and want to keep it. But some of you may know, the bookmarks in your browser can get really messy and may you never gonna find the recipe again.
With DTaste, you can create unlimited Collections which you can name and fill with recipe and foodblog posts you like on the steem blockchain. Because the favorites and collections are stored on the blockchain, you own it and can't loose it. Also you are showing visitors of your profile the collections and favorites too. As a recipe creator, you can create collections of your own posts with specific topics to help visitors navigate.

2.5. Keychain support

You may already heard of STEEM KEYCHAIN, a browser extension for steemians to protect their keys from being stolen. DTaste is fully supporting steem keychain and suggests to use it as only option to use it. Although, there is a bug which may interfere with the user-friendliness, it works great with DTaste and is the best option to do it, because you don't have to worry about giving anyone access to your account. If you really do not want steem keychain for some reason, DTaste also allows to use a private posting key.

2.6. Fast search

Currently, it is possible to find recipes through search engines. But if you want to view recipes or foodblogs on the steem blockchain, inexperienced users may only get a bad experience because usally there are no pictures, ratings or search settings. DTaste is giving users a fast search with a big preview picture and allows to filter recipes and foodblogs for tags, ingredients*, cooking time* and category*. *Only for DTaste recipes, currently.

2.7. "GDPR compliant"

Every connection on DTaste is going through the DTaste proxy to ensure full privacy. Also DTaste does not store any cookie and saves only elemental data directly in localStorage. Since DTaste is located in germany, this is forced by law and may slow the site down a little bit but protects your personal data, like browser information, ip address and access time. Also, DTaste is storing your ip address only for 3 days until it gets anonymized.

2.8. Multilanguage

For many people, it is hard to read not native language. DTaste starts with 6 different languages. I really don't have the skills for all the 6 language pairs, thats why most of them are translated by a machine translator.

3. Who is standing behind DTaste?

DTaste is created by @immanuel94. Because i'm not a trustworthy person for you guys on the blockchain, i am are very glad that there is now steem keychain. I created most of the sites by myself, but it has to be mentioned that i still learn to code. I used a template because im not very good with css. :P I worked fulltime in a restaurant for a while, so im not a experienced coder and simply wanted to try how it is to do something like that.
Since I am in Germany, I have to comply with the German law and provide an imprint, the privacy policy and all terms of use in any language that i have on the website.
Please note that i don't know korean, greek or any other language than german and english. Because of this, i already want to apologize for embarrassing translations on DTaste or the privacy policy, terms of use. The european law forces me to make a version in every language on the site. If you find any error, we would appreciate if you share this with me on Discord or here in the comments. =)

4. Summary

I hope, i could convince you that DTaste is a good extension to existing steem front ends which gives some advantages to users and creators of the food and recipe section. I want to point out, that this is the first version of DTaste, it can contain serious bugs and is labeled as Alpha. Although i tested it, you may encounter bugs which you can report in our Discord. This is also a reason to use steem keychain.

Now, i want to remind you about the offer you may read in the first lines, if you liked the introduction of this post: Everyone who resteems (excluding bots) gets a chance to win one of two 500 SP delegations for one month and the first 25 steemians (no bots) who are fast to resteem this post also get 1 Steem for free after 7 days if they created a comment about it.

Please tell me, what you like and don't like about DTaste in the comments. Because this is the first (real) approach to do something on the steem blockchain, i would really like to hear what you think. =) If you're interested, i'm also developing @steem.craft, a minecraft plugin, where players can use the social aspect of steem (like posting content and voting) within minecraft.

Check it out here:
SteemKitchen Discord:

I wish you all a nice day,



This could be a wonderful platform for food lovers like me and all the Steemians. We can learn and share many recipes and tastes in a organised way here. Wish all the best times ahead.

Thank you. =)

The force is with you! You got a 50.00% upvote from @steemyoda courtesy of @deven11!

Dtaste sounds awesome, and your front-end looks already well designed. The food and recipe community is huge and they definitely deserve there own "Homepage" to share there content. I also like the fact that you implemented the "Star-Rating" for every recipe. I would like to see a section where "How to cook - videos" can be published or a general Video-Review section. Another addition could be a glossary about all the different ingredients and there regional cousine.
Do you also consider to implement "SMT" as your own community Token the TASTE Token???

I already thought about adding something like that. I wanted to keep it simple for now, since people can upload their own video using DTube, which show up on DTaste as well. I thought of making a IPFS node to keep all the recipe videos from DTube available on DTaste and then adding a seperate space for those videos. I really want to hook into other dapp posts and use the opportunities of being on the same blockchain as much as possible to make it more decentralized.

Adding something like a glossary, where ingredients and regional cousine could be found sounds impressive. There is already @hede-io, linking to hede might be a great option, because it does that kind of job really good, IMHO. =) But did not really thought about it.

SMTs are nice and i'm sure that there could be some interesting use cases for recipes and creators. But i currently can't really tell you how people would benefit from a TASTE Token right now. But i'm going to look into possible opportunities and if i might find something, it is going to be a thing! ^^

DTaste is lacking of so many features i wanted in the first place. But it takes a ton of time and i found myself too busy to do it all at once. Thanks for your feedback, i noted all your ideas and going to mindmap how to make your ideas possible as well as others. ^^

Thanks for taking the time to do this especially during these testing times. I wish you nothing but success in your venture and will look forward to taking a look around and joining in.
Best wishes to you :-)

Thank you for the exhilarating words, lets hope for a better financial time here on steem. =)

OMFGs I love this already, and I haven’t even checked it out yet.... of course I’ll resteem... just because this is a bloody great idea (especially for foodies like me).


Glad you like the idea. =)
I'm looking forward for feedback, if you don't like something about it.^^

So is it getting recipes that folk are posting on Steem? If I want to post some recipes, will they show up there? Do we need to use specific tags?

They will show also up here, you can view a test post from @abwasserrohr here, for testing purposes (nothing about food there)... =D You can use whatever tags you want, steemit blogs are displayed if they have the "recipe" tag. (i already see a bug there) ^^

I didn’t notice the recipe tag, perhaps you wanna link in with @naturalmedicine, as there is often food-as-Medicine posts from that crew.

If it has a "food" tag, if should also be displayed as a foodblog. =)

Thank you for taking the time to post this. You have received a Preemptive Strike from @patrickulrich who is one of the simulcasters on @thesteemingpile.


This post will be featured on our LIVE broadcast Tuesday night at 9:30pm EST on @vimm! If you're available we'd love to have you join us to discuss your post by jumping on the Pile! Again, great work and we hope to see you Tuesday!

Thank you, looking forward to see DTaste at your show! =)

As a fellow simulcaster on @thesteemingpile, I can second my great excitement for this idea!

I'm interested in exploring the idea whether or not a pre-taped show would work on there...

In addition to more traditional uses of course!

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i think @dayleeo will love this! :)

you're so right about this! already have some ideas ;)

Thanks for tagging people who might be interested into DTaste. =)

Ok, that is great! I am fan already :)

Hey makishart! ^^

I'm glad that you like the idea, if you're getting into troubles while using it, just tell me about it. =)

Another great project coming up! I love it! So many talented coders here this is unbelievable. I like to cook and so far I did not post any recipe yet, but I certainly would with this new platform. Very well done so far and I wish you all the best. Upvoted and resteemed!

Thanks @peter2017, I first caught this via your resteem. I’ll keep an eye on this tag! I hope it means you’ll be sharing your nasturtium flower salads. ;)

I still haven’t eaten one, but I think of you when I see their cheery blooms! 🌼

Good idea with a post on the nasturtium salad. Actually the flowers are just an eatable decoration on top of the salad. But everyone is very surprised when eating the flower, how spicy and good it tastes.

Thanks for you support! Highly appreciate it. =)

This looks really great, nice work. However, the name ... Sucks. Generally all of the names dsomething, are not catchy names. They won't stick in people's minds.

Yeah, i feel the same somehow.. =D But it is really hard to find something unique and catchy.^^

Tell me about it. The best we could come up with was SteemSTEM. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue and inspire people to remember it either.

I guess things can always be 'rebranded' down the line... if they are successful and can afford real marketing wizards.

Yeah, it's hard, but even successful startups with these wizards can get in trouble. Since it has to be usable and in the best case catchy in multiple languages as well, which isn't that easy to accomplish.

A great idea! I am a member of the Polish community and the guardian of the Polish culinary tag #pl-kuchnia. If there is a possibility of adding recipes in Polish, I will be happy to promote DTaste to the Polish community (of course most people can publish in English, but probably not all of them).

Congratulations on great job and greetings from Greece :)
(resteem of course)

Looking at how the Polish tag about cooking has grown, sooner or later - DTaste will support you :)

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