Post # 76
babeba: Now you are reading in a little too much in what I wrote. You can change the “people are starving”, to whatever issue you feel comfortable with. What I meant is there are so many problems in this world and much of it comes from bitterness. Why not share? Why not make someone happy if you can? It’s a great feeling! To hold on to a recipe like its some kind of sacred script?! Come on…
SHARING IS CARING!
Post # 77
Sometimes it’s really good to think about what you loose in order for someone else to gain. In many cases there are two winners in a situation like this. In this particular case, one who is happy to get a recipe and one who can enjoy the feeling a being generous and kind.
Post # 78
MissNC: I wouldn’t give it to her. I would just make it for her so she can bring it to the party.
Post # 79
Jullis: On the other hand, I think it’s ridiculous to be bothered by someone NOT sharing a thing they created, just because you asked. Or bitter at them turning you down. It isn’t as though that is the only recipe in the world.
Post # 80
Mrs.BigBear: I read that story! I wish I could remember where at
Post # 81
She’s technically family, though quite distant.
If it’s such a big deal to you, just tweak a couple of ingredients before you give it to her. I’m not saying to make it gross or anything, just a little different.
Post # 82
MissNC: Wow, really? Life is too short for this petty shit. What harm would it do in the grand scheme of the world that your cousin’s wife makes a dish you also make?
Post # 83
kes18: I feel like it could have been one of Alton Brown’s cookbooks, but I can’t be sure. Does that ring a bell to you at all?
Post # 84
Mrs.BigBear: Maybe? I have no idea. I have too many. The only one I have of his is I’m Just Here for the Food- the baking one. So it could be that!
Post # 85
Oh please don’t change the ingredients. That’s so much worse than refusing to tell her, as she clearly likes the finished dish. She’ll spend all that money and effort to make something that won’t taste the same, and it won’t be difficult to figure out what happened.
I would roll my eyes hard at someone who wouldn’t share a recipe but I would be really pissed if they shared a sabotaged version with me.
Post # 86
I don’t share my one omg recipe haha
Post # 87
I agree. It strikes me as very peculiar that people are so protective of a recipe that can most likely be found on the Internet in some form or variation. I very much doubt that nobody has this recipe! Furthermore, I always think that even if two people have the same recipe the resulting food doesn’t taste exactly the same as they may use slightly different ingredients (a different brand of butter or flour for example can alter the taste).