Sometime yesterday (Nov 2) we crossed internal threshold of the minimum number of recipes in the index required to trigger a server side search. What this means is that while filtering recipes down with search terms in the browse section, you can hit the space bar to cause a server side refresh of the table with recipes containing only your search terms.
To see it in action, go to the browse-all page, and start typing in, say “vegetarian”. You’ll see the table narrow before your eyes, but that’s happening on the client side. Hit the space bar once you have the whole word, and a background server hit will refresh that table with the results of a search query on the full index. Currently the search lookup times are of the order of milliseconds (HTTP transfer times may vary). We are looking to make it even faster and more transparent.
Feedback is welcome on this feature or how to make it more user-friendly.