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Welcome to the assessment department of the Food and drink WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Food and drink related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Food and drink}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Food and drink articles by quality and Category:Food and drink articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Food and drink WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

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Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Food and drink articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Food and drink articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Food and drink articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Food and drink articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Food and drink articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Food and drink articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Food and drink articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Food and drink articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Food and drink articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Food and drink articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Food and drink articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Food and drink articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Food and drink articles)  FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Food and drink articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Food and drink articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Food and drink articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Food and drink articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Food and drink articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Food and drink articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Food and drink articles) ???

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

B-Class criteria[edit]

Special emphasis is given to the six criteria that B-Class articles for the WikiProject should meet:

  1. The article is suitably referenced, with inline citations. It has reliable sources, and any important or controversial material which is likely to be challenged is cited. Any format of inline citation is acceptable: the use of <ref> tags and citation templates such as {{cite web}} is optional.
  2. The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies. It contains a large proportion of the material necessary for an A-Class article, although some sections may need expansion, and some less important topics may be missing.
  3. The article has a defined structure. Content should be organized into groups of related material, including a lead section and all the sections that can reasonably be included in an article of its kind.
  4. The article is reasonably well-written. The prose contains no major grammatical errors and flows sensibly, but it does not need to be "brilliant". The Manual of Style does not need to be followed rigorously.
  5. The article contains supporting materials where appropriate. Illustrations are encouraged, though not required. Diagrams, an infobox etc. should be included where they are relevant and useful to the content.
  6. The article presents its content in an appropriately understandable way. It is written with as broad an audience in mind as possible. The article should not assume unnecessary technical background and technical terms should be explained or avoided where possible.

Importance assessments[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Food and drink articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Food and drink articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Food and drink articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Food and drink articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Food and drink articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Food and drink articles)  ??? 

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to culinary students.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  • Food reality television - has been improved with new content and references. It is currently rated a C-class article, but the talk page says it has not yet been checked again B-class criteria. I appreciate your help.
  • Nanjing salted duck - This article is not yet rated. I have made significant changes to it, adding a lot of new information, including multiple sections, multiple references, infobox, images, etc. I will continue to add and revise it over the next few weeks and try to make it as best as I can, thank you. KRNEING (talk) 04:01, 7 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • New Mexico chile - The article has long since been overhauled with far more comprehensive information, new sections, improved flow, and citation and cleanup; currently C-class. My goal is to have this article eventually featured. Thank you! Kehkou (talk) 07:38, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Corporate farming - This article was ranked as start class. I have made significant changes to the whole thing, so a reassessment/input would be much appreciated. Creigpat (talk) 21:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Please assess Kiwifruit, it is a high importance piece with a lot of viewership, it should be at least B may need a little help to become A, if you can indicate things to fix to make it A it would be good as well. (talk) 00:45, 20 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • American Institute of Wine & Food - A relatively new article, and the topic is often referenced on other pages. It would be great to see it expanded. Hayden.L (talk) 04:19, 24 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sieving, never assessed Anthere (talk)
  • Scialatelli - has recently had a lot of sources added, might be start class now. Also may be rated too high on the importance scale. Ibadibam (talk) 01:54, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • English breakfast tea - stub template has been removed and sources added. Ibadibam (talk) 00:01, 17 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Cooking with Dog - New article in need of first assessment.Luminum (talk) 22:38, 2 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Broccolini - Have added a few sources & information recently. Currently at start class but should be at C. JoshMuirWikipedia (talk) 13:03, 17 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Mate (beverage) - Has not been rated yet, no ratings for impotance or quality. Rated as B on the Uruguayan WikiProject.Springfan (talk) 17:02, 19 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ahi poke -it is currently listed as a stub. Sources, formatting and content have been added. Klosc440 (talk) 15:17, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Amager Bryghus -is rated as a stub. Sources, and content added. Jesus82 (talk) 16:16, 27 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Looney's Pub -currently not assessed. Article has many sources but there is room for expansion and review. Thsmi002 (talk) 17:41, 18 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre -currently not assessed. In my opinion, there can be improvements made to the food and drink portion of this page. Thsmi002 (talk) 17:43, 18 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pecorino di Carmasciano - currently not assessed. Just created. Ergo Sum 05:45, 1 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Charu (coffee shop) - currently a stub. I made some improvements. Is it enough for an upgrade to start class? Cheers! Gianvito Scaringi (talk) 13:59, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Lithuanian cuisine - complemented significantly since the January of 2018. Would be nice to get an assesment within WikiProject Food and drink project. -- Ke an (talk) 08:59, 9 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Castanea sativa - we (a group of agronomy students) have made substantial changes to the article, and we would like a new assessment of the article. Thanks! Altcropgrup (talk) 16:25, 13 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Junk food (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) High importance, rated C in 2013, has been quite dramatically expanded and improved since then. Tsavage (talk) 04:38, 29 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Twisties - could this be reassessed when there is time? It has been expanded and citations added. Thank you! SunnyBoi (talk) 14:21, 21 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Aero (chocolate bar) - could this please also be reassessed? I have added further information and citations throughout. Thanks so much! SunnyBoi (talk) 14:21, 21 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Smoked meat - I have made significant additions to the article. It was rated start class, had little accurate information and was flagged for citations (went from 2 to 43). Please review. Thank You! Perplexed28 (talk) 13:18, 2 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Mediterranean diet - arguably significant updates since it was assessed. --Signimu (talk) 17:47, 17 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Weight Watchers (diet) - new article, no rating yet. --Signimu (talk) 20:54, 17 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Max Headroom has been expanded with many citations and factual corrections (last assessed 2010). Also... should it be part of this project? Already part of Fictional characters, which seems like a more natural fit. BrightVamp (talk) 15:03, 29 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Cơm tấm has been completed overhauled. I was initially a stub-class with a few uncited paragraph. After this overhaul, it's well structured, tons of new content, and well cited. I strongly believe it deserves a better quality class. Please re-assess it. Thank you! --Koonlew (talk) 21:18, 19 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • White Onion - Currently assessed as a stub, but I have been developing the content in it and feel that it is at least a start or a c-class article. Although a flag for the amount of citations exists, I have significantly increased the content and citations of the work. If possible, I would like this article reassessed. Thank you! --Crosspuzzles12 (talk) 00:59, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Bicol Express has been improved with expanded information, new content and added references. It is currently a stub article but I believe it has been improved to a start or C-class quality. Are you able to reassess it, please? Thank you! --RibbaSky (talk) 01:02, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Cuisine of Quebec is start-class but I put a lot of time into it and I would like it to be re-assessed to reflect what it is now --Safyrr (talk) 18:39, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Colby-Jack I have been working on this page for a while and would like it assessed from a stub to a higher class because I feel it is more than a stub. --Kayy1199 (talk) 00:47, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Celebrity tomato I have added a substantial amount of information to this stub and would like it to be assessed for a higher rating. Thank you! --Tanny2010 (talk) 08:18, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Meat and Livestock Australia Hi, I have expanded this article over the past few months and the article has reached a C-class article status. Assessment against the b-class article criteria would be highly appreciated. Thank you! Umbrella.Won (talk) 01:15, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Monégasque cuisine Hi, I have expanded this article quite substantially and would like it to be assessed for a higher rating. Thank you! A.ww22 (talk) 07:51, 12 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Flourless chocolate cake Hi, I have updated the article regarding Flourless chocolate cake. I added references and citations and would like it to be assessed for a higher rating from stub. Thank you! Sshockley1 (talk) 01:15, 5 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Crushed red pepper I've expanded the crushed red pepper article by adding additional sections and missing citations. I would like this article to be assessed for a higher rating. Thanks! SterlingAC (talk) 01:29, 5 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Church's Chicken - Please assess. Currently ranked a starter page, but I expanded the page significantly. Heartmusic678 (talk) 18:10, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Hardtack - I have made multiple edits to this page and overhauled the history section to include references to period-accurate documents and literature. This article has had it's requests for additional citations removed and I believe it meets B-Class status, if not GA. Thanks! JRHistorical (talk) 18:19, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment log[edit]

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