In haste — I have a longer post brewing, with some thinky thoughts — I wanted to recommend a very handy tool:
Good With Beer is a GW2 Chef Helper tool provided by the lovely Arolaide of Dragonsworn, and it’s worth its weight in gold. Do webpages weigh anything? Never mind, it’s still awesome. Fast and easy checking of ingredients and recipes, and very useful for us completionists.