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When was the first time you cooked using a recipe?

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When was the first time you cooked using a recipe?

ipsedixit | May 4, 2009 09:40 PM

Mine probably was when I took a job as a baker at a local restaurant/deli in high school. First day in, I was handed a neat little stack of laminated index cards for things like muffins, cookies, tarts, etc.

Before that, I had simply cooked by watching others (mostly my parents), or just by trial and error.

Up until then, the thought of using a recipe to cook something was completely foreign to me.

Even to this day, I find recipes to be more of an impediment than a resource, much less a necessity.

You? When did you first use a recipe to cook something? And do you find recipes all that necessary in your cooking?

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