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Old 04-15-2015, 01:49 PM   #31
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Actually there is more we can do. Add the step by step picture to the recipe we post. That would be a huge help to many.
Simple things like that.
The question about restaurant cooks, was valid. I am not talking about gross stuff, but rather the technic (SP?) that is used by professionals, the cooking tricks we simple cooks do not know.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:44 PM   #32
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Actually there is more we can do. Add the step by step picture to the recipe we post. That would be a huge help to many.
Simple things like that.
The question about restaurant cooks, was valid. I am not talking about gross stuff, but rather the technic (SP?) that is used by professionals, the cooking tricks we simple cooks do not know.
That's a good idea, Charlie, but it adds a lot of time to the recipe prep time. A recipe that takes 35 minutes can take a lot longer if you are shooting the "raw" ingredients, the prepped ingredients, action shots, and final plating. And, you end up with a lot more dishes. I know, I do this with a professional food photographer. Unless I know I'm developing a recipe, I don't follow recipes. I follow Michael Smith's approach, cooking without a recipe. First I write the recipe down, with estimated amounts (on the light side), then I do the mise-en-place, get all the equipment out, have the "recipe" ready to make adjustments, notations, etc. It takes a fair amount of time to develop a recipe that can be given to the test team to test drive it. Then it is back to the kitchen to test changes the test team might have recommended/suggested, and invite some friends over to taste test it. When working on a recipe, I take a picture of the final dish plated and highlight the other shots (colour coded--yellow for no action, blue for action shot, green for technique shots) in the recipe.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #33
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I like how you do things. Cooking can be overcomplicated and expensive, but it doesn't have to be. For me pretentiousness has no place in cooking.

I too try to keep my blog so that it isn't intimidating. I've received many compliments about how my pictures really helped keep them on track.
FYI, I just added your blog to my news reader and you don't have a title on the home page, so there's no title in my reader. Might want to fix that
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:25 PM   #34
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Bakechef, I took a look at the blog. Nice work. And I agree that the pictures are well done.

I wonder what it would be like if we combined our talents and turned our separate blogs into one. We both have enough difference in our skill-sets that I think we could make something more complete than either of us by ourselves. If you've looked through my blog, you can see that I can put nice pictures into it as well. If you're interested in a collaborative effort, let me know.

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That's an interesting proposition.

I'll have to admit, that in the last year I've been very lazy with my blog. I enjoy doing it, but the process slows down a lot when you have to remember to stop and take pictures.

I pay for my blog, I pay a monthly fee for the server as well as fee every couple years for the www.bakingbetter.com url
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #35
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That's an interesting proposition.

I'll have to admit, that in the last year I've been very lazy with my blog. I enjoy doing it, but the process slows down a lot when you have to remember to stop and take pictures.

I pay for my blog, I pay a monthly fee for the server as well as fee every couple years for the www.bakingbetter.com url
It took me two hours today to format a recipe, mark where the pics should be, and send it off for testing. That didn't include cooking it!
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #36
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That's an interesting proposition.

I'll have to admit, that in the last year I've been very lazy with my blog. I enjoy doing it, but the process slows down a lot when you have to remember to stop and take pictures.

I pay for my blog, I pay a monthly fee for the server as well as fee every couple years for the www.bakingbetter.com url
I use Wordpress, and an app that lets me format my blog, and place pictures where I want. I wonder how we could set up a joint blog, that both of us can add to. Or maybe, we should just give links to each other's blog. That way, if the reader wants to choose one or the other of us, he/she has a choice. Whadaya think, link each other's blog?

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Old 04-16-2015, 03:28 PM   #37
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That's an interesting proposition.

I'll have to admit, that in the last year I've been very lazy with my blog. I enjoy doing it, but the process slows down a lot when you have to remember to stop and take pictures.

I pay for my blog, I pay a monthly fee for the server as well as fee every couple years for the www.bakingbetter.com url
BC, I recently bought two turkey legs. The only part of the bird I am willing to eat. Just came across your Stuffing Mix Bread. A good reason to take out the bag of frozen cranberries, make mashed potatoes, sliced meat from the legs with stuffing bread on the side. A full holiday meal is way to much for me to make or even eat. I haven't made stuffing bread in eons. I lost my recipe many years ago.
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I use Wordpress, and an app that lets me format my blog, and place pictures where I want. I wonder how we could set up a joint blog, that both of us can add to. Or maybe, we should just give links to each other's blog. That way, if the reader wants to choose one or the other of us, he/she has a choice. Whadaya think, link each other's blog?

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I too use wordpress for the blog, I just host it myself, my server host provides it with their service as an easy way to set up a blog.

I would love to add you to my blogroll, and I will right now!
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I too use wordpress for the blog, I just host it myself, my server host provides it with their service as an easy way to set up a blog.

I would love to add you to my blogroll, and I will right now!
Ok, so I've put your blog address in my own blogroll. How do I make it visible to the readers so that they can enjoy your blog as well?

Oh, and my blog pseudonym is G.W.North

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