Still working on the whole name thing. This week instead of an ingredient or tool, I have a question for you. Where do you fall on the “to share or not to share” when it comes to your favorite recipe?
This came up because I’m helping to plan an event on Thanksgiving sides and desserts. The idea is to bring a favorite and recipe to share. One of the women said she was happy to bring her favorite “famous” dessert, but she did not want to share the recipe. I don’t understand this.
I fall firmly into the “share” camp. I have some absolute favorite recipes. There are a couple that people rave about. If they like it that much, I see no reason not to pass it on. Mind you, none of my recipes have been passed down in my family or came from a restaurant we used to run or anything. But I wonder if it would make a difference. I love it when someone likes what I’ve cooked and asks for the recipe. I’m very flattered. And maybe they’ll make it for someone else to enjoy, or perhaps they’ll forget about it altogether. I’m never insulted when someone doesn’t want to share a recipe. I certainly don’t take it personally, but I don’t get it.
I’m curious. If you are in the “don’t share” camp, what’s your reasoning? And how can we convince you to share that favorite recipe that we’re all dying for? ;-)