i’d like to think most food bloggers would agree that often times, your first try is never your best. some of the great food bloggers i read regularly don’t try to pretend they are perfect. when they botch a meal, they write about how they botched it and what they will do next time. mistakes, after all, are how we learn to cook.
after all, what is the point of writing recipes if you can’t revise them? if you really love a food, i find the best thing to do is to cook it often and gradual refine it. evaluate the recipe and isolate the parts you like and the parts you don’t. replace some ingredients to make it more cost effective, faster to cook, or more impressive in appearance.
i’ve talked about reishabu as one of my favorite salads of all time on pmk (you can find the mark I recipe here), and as such i owed it to myself to give it another go. normally, i just make a large portion for myself, but on this particular occasion, i happened to be making dinner for six people on a particular hot summer night a few weeks ago. the response was overwhelmingly positive.