Long before there was a World Wide Web, the Internet was already a major gathering place for food information. Listservs, Usenet, telnet, gopher sites, and bulletin boards were filled with recipes, and dozens of databases of food information were available by subscription. The Web has become the dominant form of Internet publishing, and thousands upon thousands of websites are dedicated to food-and not just recipe and commercial sites, either.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.