In any organization, Recipe is the most fundamental configuration element.
It is written in Ruby language. It is a collection of resources defined by using patterns.
A Recipe is stored in a Cookbook and it may have dependency on other Recipe.
We can tag Recipe to create some kind of grouping.
We have to add a Recipe in run-list before using it by chef-client.
It always maintains the execution order specified in run-list.Read the full book at www.amazon.com