Here’s the perplexing train of thought I’ve had……
I love to cook and bake. Over the years of my journey of successes and epic failures (ask my family and I know they will give you a few) with cooking I have gathered a vast number of recipes from many different sources. Some of my favorite recipes are from; my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, good friends and of course Pinterest.
Friends have reached out to me and said, “Can I have your recipe for….?” and my quick reply is, “Sure”. I’m sure you are the same, gladly sharing recipes is an Americana. Why do you think Pinterest is so popular? But, here is the BIG question…. when does the recipe become YOUR recipe and not “Aunt Vera’s”?
I think if you have used the recipe for more than a few years, it’s yours. If you have tweaked it just a little, it’s yours. If the original person you received it from has passed away, it’s yours. Well, these are interesting questions that need to be taken seriously. If I want to publish in print or online recipes, who gets the recognition of who’s recipe it is?
I guess, every recipe is from someone else…. yet I still would appreciate hearing your input on this puzzling idea.