Can we take a quick second to talk about online recipe reviews?
Look, I’m new to this whole food blog thing. And, you know, cooking. But I have to say that online reviews of recipes completely blow my mind.
A lot of them seem to go something like this: “I used x instead of y, and a instead of b, and I doubled c and used half of d and didn’t use z. This recipe was terrible. 1/5 stars.”
Or there’s the reverse: “I used x instead of y, and a instead of b, added 14 ingredients of my own, changed all of the measurements, and I decided to deep fry instead of bake. This recipe was great! 5/5 stars.”
I saw one today that made me laugh out loud. Paraphrased:
“I doubled the salt in this recipe. It was WAY too salty. It needs a fraction of the salt. 2/5 stars.”
A fraction? You mean, like ONE HALF?!
I guess it just reinforces the idea that you need to take everything you read on the internet with a grain of salt. Or two grains of salt, and then complain that it’s too salty. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR.