The Italian Cookbook - The Art of Eating WellProject Gutenberg, as we saw earlier, hosts books which are freely available and usable, mostly out of copyright books. So I used "The Italian Cookbook - The Art of Eating Well" (1919).
Our Own Small Recipes CorpusI sampled some of the recipes .. 22 of them .. to make our own small corpus of recipes. A small corpus will be useful to experiment with, and this on is specialised to a domain - Italian cooking.
I included a range of dishes, except desserts, which would have competed with the savoury dishes in terms of ingredients and processes.
Here are the plain text files on github: https://github.com/makeyourowntextminingtoolkit/makeyourowntextminingtoolkit/tree/master/data_sets/recipes