Welcome to 101 Cooking for Two.
I’m DrDan and this is my cooking blog. I felt this post was the most fitting first post even though it was published originally on January 20, 2010, 20 days after the start of the blog.
So how is a recipe like the Pirate’s Code?
Think about it. What is the pirate’s code? What movie is the picture from? Do you really care?
Part three of this quote is the answer.
Captain Barbossa to Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean:
“First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothing, and secondly you must be a pirate for the Pirate’s Code to apply and you’re not, and thirdly the code is more of what you call guidelines than actual rules”
So a recipe is “more of what you call guidelines than actual rules”. So guidelines… GOT IT… not rules…
I consider it play time. Time to experiment. Add this… substitute that.. change to your taste or just use what you have. Just don’t blame me for the results if you do…
So relax and enjoy your cooking… they’re just guidelines REALLY.
Many people including “Foodies” take this way to serious. You can always order pizza.
Note: I have moved this post to the beginning of the blog as I have reorganized the blog and pruned posts and recipes that needed to go. Some of the early posted did not even have pictures and some were lost. The writing was not very good and some of the recipes just didn’t fit the blog anymore.
Originally Published January 20, 2010
Last Updated April 28, 2018