Do you follow the cookbooks?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
June 18, 2009 2:56am CST
Its the habbit of the women to ape the cook books and follow them word to word. In most parts of the world, its a cheffy secret to the making of many dishes much more delicious than expected. There are so many available in the Indian markets on a variety of topics for Indain cookbook wives!
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7 responses
• Australia
18 Jun 09
I try not to use cookbooks, but sometimes forgetting one ingredient or the correct measurements can make a big difference to the dish. But, when i use a book, it always seems to get things spilled on it, thats very frustrating.
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
I usually follow the cookbook when i'm new to this recipe, when i'm got used to it then that's the time that i experiment the dish on my own using different ingredients and adjusting the measurements to a certain recipe because i believe that i would get easily tired of a certain dish if i keep on using the same ingredients for the recipe. And that's my opinion about it.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 09
I only follow the cookbook when i want to cook something different for my family. Usually, i will just mix around the ingredients that i had bought, to cook my dishes. As for baking cakes and bread, i will always follow the recipe books. Because if you do mistake while mixing the quantity, your end product doesn't look perfectly nice to eat. I ever tried once, mixing and doing my own cake recipe and felt sad to see the result. My cake ended-up became to hard for eat...
@airakumar (1555)
• India
18 Jun 09
I do follow internet for various recipes. The recipes which I don't know how to prepare I refer to internet guide. I love cooking though.
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
hi! if i'm going to cook the dish for the first time, i'd follow the recipe in the cookbook word per word. afterwards, when i cook the same dish again, i'll do some variations based on the experience the first time. i like adding a lot of garlic and less on salt, so i just play it by ear at times when i reign over the kitchen.
@youless (93073)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 09
Most of the time I will follow the cookbooks. Especially how to bake the cakes or make the pizza. As it's quite important for me to know how many ingredients I should add to make such kind of food. I love China
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
Hi there! I am not one of those women who follows everything that is written in the cook book. I love adding ingredients to taste, except for the ingredients which will affect the whole quality of the food. I am just adjusting the ingredients which are only concerned with the taste.