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 djrdx
Joined: 7/22/2004
Msg: 5
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well, everyone on here is at different levels
some can whip up anything anywhere
while others have problems with burning a pot full of water
i'd say, make the recipes as detailed as possible, and if you're skilled enough, just skip over that bit.
 djrdx
Joined: 7/22/2004
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Posted: 9/15/2009 12:07:49 PM
well, everyone on here is at different levels
some can whip up anything anywhere
while others have problems with burning a pot full of water
i'd say, make the recipes as detailed as possible, and if you're skilled enough, just skip over that bit.
 tass08
Joined: 8/11/2008
Msg: 7
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Posted: 9/15/2009 12:42:46 PM

... just call it a mirapoix... might help people realize that it's actually 2 parts onion to 1 part carrots and celery (except if it's a white mirapoix, then it gets mushrooms hehe).
It's mirepoix. If you're going to be a pretentious snob, at least spell the jargon right before you start schooling people on it.
 arwen52
Joined: 3/13/2008
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Posted: 9/19/2009 2:35:58 PM
I don't see any problem contributing a recipe that came from a book. I make up stuff of my own, but lots of what I make came from books or other sources. Not everyone has access to the same recipes. I just recently made an awesome plum tart and an incredible "tian of late summer vegetables." (Kind of like a casserole - it was a French recipe.) Both came from the book Pedaling Through Provence and I'll bet that very few, if anyone, here owns that book. Does that mean if someone is looking for a good recipe I shouldn't share it? Does it mean that if someone wants to learn to bake bread, I shouldn't recommend the method described in Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day?

If you want completely original recipes, say so. But there's nothing wrong with sharing recipes we got from someone else, whether that someone was our grandmother or Joy of Cooking. If it suits the person's needs, that's what's important.
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