Free Press Journal

BBC to shut popular food site to save money despite backlash


London: Anyone with a favorite recipe on the BBC’s foodie website would be wise to bookmark it fast the popular site is to be shuttered as a cost-cutting measure.

The move has sparked a backlash on radio talk shows and Twitter as avid users complained about the shutdown.

BBC officials today sought to reassure the cooking public by saying that stay-at-home chefs will still be able to access the more than 11,000 recipes if they have bookmarked them or know their URL.

The BBC Food website closure is part of a plan to cut spending by more than 15 million pounds (USD 21.7 million).

Officials say the food website will be closed within the next 12 months along with BBC News Magazine and other properties. (AP)