From my plate to yours
Anyone can make up a recipe. And thanks to the painless publishing process that is one of the defining characteristics of the internet today, just about anyone with little actual kitchen experience and a little motivation can write up a quick dirty dozen every month, borrow a few photos from here and there (some rights reserved, of course), and put up a blog or even publish a digital book. Ta-da!
Of course, there are plenty of great blogs and books out there authored by people who put their heart, soul, time, and money into developing and putting up quality recipes. But there’s also a lot of junk out there: untested recipes written by people who couldn’t care less about the fact that, yes, perhaps a home cook trying to get food on the table is looking for a little inspiration and has turned to the veritable smorgasbord online, or that yes, someone may actually go out to the store and spend hard-earned money on some ingredients. What’s that? The rice came out burnt? But it looked so pretty in the picture. Too bad.
You won’t find any crap here. Because what I cook for dinner is what ends up on your plate. Guaranteed.
About Will Budiaman
Will Budiaman is a professionally trained cook and recipe developer. He moved to New York City in 2010 to attend the French Culinary Institute, staged at one of the city’s top Italian restaurants, and subsequently got his start in publishing at The Daily Meal. He was the full-time recipe editor for the Cook section for more than two years, and developed award-winning original recipes for the in-house recipe contest called “Recipe SWAT Team.”
He now splits his time between ghost writing digital cookbooks, contributing to various food publications, and cooking his heart out.
All text and photos © 2014 Will Budiaman. All rights reserved.