The post on non-appreciative guests reminded me of a guest I had the other night. I spent quite awhile making a pasta and eggplant timbale (w/beef and and hard-boiled egg as well). Now, I've made this many times in the past, I know it's good, and my guest could see that I put a lot of effort into making the sauce, frying the eggplant, etc. When he tried it, he said "you know i could see putting some of that basil you bought in here." i had bought two small packages of basil at wf for $2.00 each and thought that might be enough. true, the dish could've used more basil but is that really an appropriate comment, especially since all the basil I had was in there?
i don't particularly like this person now for various reasons, but is it appropriate to comment on your friends' cooking like this?