Loved the recipe- here are my changes...
Jun. 25, 2012 10:44 am
Updated: Aug. 26, 2012 2:33 pm
One of the things I enjoy doing is trying recipes from AR and then I review them. I think the cooks who take the time to post their recipes and are lucky enough to be chose for publication deserve some feedback. Fortunately, I've only had to write favorable
reviews because everything I have tried so far has been wonderful!
What irritates me beyond belief is when a review starts out with "I really enjoyed this with my changes.." or "..my tweaks" or "this is what I did".
If you are going to review a recipe, then make the recipe as is!!! It can't be a review with all your tweaks and changes. I simply do not understand why cooks feel the need to do this. I understand something simple like "I only had red pepper on hand, not yellow,
so I used the red. Next time, the yellow for sure!" but when people post a 'review' that has completely changed the recipe, its no longer a review!! Its a revision.
Having made many, many recipes from this site, I'm always assured what I choose will be good. I do read the reviews and I do look for higher rated star count items. And I've yet to have a bad take-usually if something goes wrong, its my own failing.
So... lets try to reconsider the tweaks, the nips and the changes. Its rather insulting to the cook who posted the recipe in the first place, don't you think?
As a side note: This blog has brought up alot of thoughts on what is changes and is it 'wrong' to tweak a recipe for personal taste? Not at all- the point of this blog is to recognize (and hopefully try) the recipe in its original form, let the cook know your
thoughts and then make your changes. I know as a cook myself, I want to know what people think of my original recipes and then also receive their suggestions for .."Next time, some bacon would be awesome or some more onion".