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At What Point is a Recipe Yours? [from General Topics]

sandylc | Dec 7, 201110:33 AM

So, you see a recipe in a book. You make it. You change it. Over the years it evolves into exactly how YOU like it. Whose recipe is it? You have changed the seasoning, the cooking method, added another component, etc. Cookbook authors and chefs all have "their own" recipes for simple things like pie pastry - most of them are remarkably alike. So, should they not be claiming these as their own? I don't want to claim someone else's recipe as mine, but I rarely leave a recipe as I found it. What do all of you think?

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