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Free soul food recipe sites have long been a favorite online stop for cooks who like to prepare the type of comfort food people love to eat. With the current economic downturn more site have seen an increase in traffic. As more people eat out less often and save money by cooking more meals at home this trend is expected to continue.

To accommodate this growing demand more soul food recipe websites are updated not only their content but the ways they deliver that content. For example, more sites are incorporating RSS feeds, social networking tools and of course one of the biggest changes video recipes.

Many visitors see this as a useful service. The videos include the added advantage of allowing the visitor to not only view the ingredients, but more important watch how the experts prepare them. With the addition of video instruction the learning curve is shortened for mastering the recipes. For new cooks this is especially true or even if you're simply new to a specific recipe or cooking technique. Watching an expert actually prepare a dish helps you grab the little details one could miss if they depended only on a written recipe alone.

A video demonstration will save you the trouble, frustration and cost of throwing out a dish that told you to sauté instead of fry. An experts cooking video can help you eliminate a mistake in cooking terms that have caused many ruined dishes to be thrown out or given to the dog.

More free soul food recipes are also appealing to the health conscious crowd as well. For example, you'll find more recipes getting healthier by eliminating salt, animal fats and deep-frying. Now you'll find more dishes baked, sautéed, steamed and grilled to not only preserve flavor but vitamins and nutrients as well.