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 blog's start.
So how is a recipe like the Pirate's Code?
Think about it. What is the pirate's code? Did you hear it in a movie? Do you really care?
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."
Part three of this quote is the answer.
So a recipe is "more of what you call guidelines than actual rules." So guidelines... GOT IT... not rules...
I consider it playtime. Time to experiment. Add this... substitute that.. change to your taste, or 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 too seriously. You can always order pizza.
Note: I have moved this post to the blog's beginning as I have reorganized the blog and pruned posts and recipes that needed to go. Some early posts did not even have pictures, and some were lost. The writing was not very good, and some recipes didn't fit the blog anymore.
Many have been rewritten and moved up in the timeline to current dates. So the early months that many times had 15-20 recipes now have only a few.
Originally Published January 20, 2010.