First, I have to say that TFL is an excellent site and a fantastic resource.
One thing that I think would be very beneficial is a bread database. Let me explain. I have several books on bread, each containing many recipes. Sometimes I want to bake a certain bread, and would like to compare recipes for it. For example, several of my bread books contain a recipe for Vollkornbrot. I don't, however, remember off the top of my head which ones, and I don't want to start looking through all my books to find which. If we had a database of bread recipes in books, I could do a search through the database and find out quickly which books have it.
Of course there are two sides to this database. One is the supporting software; I have no skills that will help write it, except for giving suggestions. The second side is one that I can help with, entering information to the database. The database should be user-populated. I obviously don't own all bread books out there, but I own quite a few, and I can enter the information about my own books. Others can enter information on their books.
(At a later stage, people can also upload pictures of their execution of recipes, and those may be helpful as well).
I think this could be a fantastic resource that should be integrated into the site. As I mentioned above, I will be happy to volunteer my time and help populate the database.
As an example, origami enthusiasts have a similar database, of origami models in published books. It, too, is user-populated. That database is also online. Check it out here: www.origamidatabase.com
What do you guys think? Floyd, is this something you can do?
(And while I'm making site suggestions, before the holidays there was some discussion of a TFL book. Is that going to happen anytime soon?)