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Dear Cook's Illustrated, STFU!!!!
Have you used a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated or ATK? Did you change or modify an ingredient or two or four? Well, ahem, you are a recipe pirate in their eyes. They have a team of enforcers who comb the foddie blogosphere in search of you dastardly recipe poachers and soon the jack-booted nanny-state enforcers are coming to a blog near you! Scared yet?
No really, CI and ATK are the recipe “owners” of all the land. Read this post and try to contain your outrage.
I like Tempered Woman's comment on Melissa's post that said all food bloggers should refer to CI/ATK as "They who shall not be named".
i have also posted again about this. i can't believe how this happened.
I am not trying to hear those people right now.
Vicki: Methinks Melissa has another reference to CI/ATK that is far better...
Krysta: I saw your post; read your blog everyday. Thanks for your voice in this matter. Melissa's issue really bothered me.
Kim: I belong to a buy-as-you-go photo service. I think that the entire blogosphere needs to know about this crap.
Jen: It needs to be known. At first, Melissa was very reluctant to do anything. I am glad that she reconsidered.
Sharon: I know!!! My wife is always chiding me on how I fly by the seat of my pants with recipes. I use them for inspiration rather than a scientific combination of elements from the peroidic chart. I mean, potato salad? They own the rights to it? Puhleeeeeeze!
Nikki: Yeah, I have a sub to their online service and yet I have not blogged their recipes. I make them my own; that's where my loyalties lie. This is a sad, sad case.
i hope you didn't think i wouldn't use the internet to research a recipe just because i am more likely to cook seasonally locally and traditionally. i just meant that i wouldn't go to the trouble of actually paying money to a company to let me access their recipes, although i do realise that a website recipe source is just another cookbook but not in print.
i am definitely not a professional cook - in fact i wouldn't cook the way i do now if it weren't for my family. i always research my recipes over the net anyway, because there are so many variations on a local dish, just from one village to another, and more people are writing about these differences now with the more widespread use of the web. anyone will see how much i research recipes from the number of links i use in each one, despite the fact that i cook food which most of my neighbours and friends will be cooking at any time in the same week that i cooked the meal
the most important thing to happen from alosha's recent post was the discussion that ensued - which shows just what you said - we all love the blogosphere camaraderie
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