Originally Posted by Andy M.
But what if you're NOT experienced in the kitchen...
A novice cook may not detect a crappy recipe and make a lousy meal. It could damage their self-confidence and desire to try again.
I agree. I just forgot the second part of the two-part comment.
Yes, if you don't cook alot, you're screwed. But I have see professional recipes, printed in cookbooks or food magazines that are off-kilter too. There is less chance of getting a clunker from a pro source though.
About damaging their self-confidence? They probably didn't feel too secure with the concept of cooking to begin with. It took me a lot of falls before I realized ice skates and I were not compatible. I'm either more tenacious than some, or just plain clueless. Probably option b.