Recipes as Sacred Texts?
There's an interesting brouhaha going on over at Alosha's Kitchen having to do with how Cooks Country responded to Alosha's posting of a recipe she found at Cooks Country and credited, but then altered. I certainly understand CC's attitude towards having permission to post, but can only wonder about its attitude about others altering its recipes. Are recipes revelations of gustatory truth that must be adhered to as divine doctrine lest one incur unexpected visitations from the Culinary Inquisition? St. Julia protect us.
(There's more here on Kalofagas's blog.)
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On the other hand, there's the whole issue of posting someone else's e-mails to the internet without permission. That's a legal and ethical quagmire, to say the very least.