Nov. 5, 2012 9:23 am
Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 4:27 am
I was playing around with menus and the menu planner just now. As you might imagine I was looking through quite a few recipes. Whenever I look at a recipe, I also read the reviews that accompany. The most helpful critical and positive reviews are the most...
umm... helpful? Well, I guess that makes sense.
The thing that got me chuckling is that most of the reviews that were four and five stars included descriptions like, "this is the best recipe," or "fantastic recipe," or some other glowing comment. Then they continue on with the dozen or more things they did
to change the recipe. In effect, they never actually made the recipe they are reviewing, rather they made changes to it on the fly and really liked their own recipe!
I started thinking about the few reviews I've done, and I am pretty sure that I am guilty of this as well. In the future, before I write a review, I will make the recipe as written. Then I will be better able to determine the value of a recipe. I noticed that
the reviews that were considered most helpful seemed to be those that pointed out very clearly the things that they didn't like, and then made suggestions for improvement.
You all have a great day now!