Jabberwocky for 2004 June 29 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (5) Cruizin': I've been looking at recipes on the internet. There are so many! Just about anything you could imagine, you can find it online. What I have noticed, however, is a disappointing number of them call for prepared ingredients instead of being strictly from scratch. Same problem with the new Italian cookbooks I bought. They use boullion cubes with a liberal hand. I don't believe in boullion cubes, although boullion is what kept me alive during me week in the hospital. It may be nasty and dehydrated and processed, but at least it was better than the soup from the cafeteria, and it came in a styrofoam cup that I knew was at least clean.


Posted by Susie at Tue Jun 29 2004 20:52

I love reading recipes on the internet. It's a good pasttime.

Posted by John at Wed Jun 30 2004 08:34

Susie and I have tried some internet recipes. The problem is, anyone can post a recipe up there. So some of them are really bad.

Posted by Susie at Wed Jun 30 2004 10:30

One thing I learned (via Orange Julius and blintze making) is to read 15 recipes, pick the best too and use the best elements from the two.

Posted by Leonard at Wed Jun 30 2004 12:45

I endorse Susanna's suggestion. That's how I created my ultimate hummus recipe and how I figure out a recipe from online sources in general. That's also how Cook's Illustrated comes up with recipes, except they look at dozens of print cookbooks.

Posted by Susie at Fri Jul 02 2004 12:43

That's how I try new recipes for staple things (like hollandaise sauce). I compare Betty Crocker to a recipe of Mom's I haven't tried.


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