So, the other day, I started thinking.
I’ve been getting kind of bored with just following recipes, but how can I develop the recipe for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, the perfect, fluffy cake, the perfect…I dunno…Pot de creme if I already have found what I view as the perfect recipe? Any recipe I make would be influenced from that recipe, and then it’s not truly developing, it’s adapting.
But then I realized: writers, especially fantasy writers, make up new foods pretty often. And they won’t always decide to try and make a recipe based off of the food they created especially for the book. But they still might want to try it.
And so I thought of a way to kill two birds with one stone. Writers: tell me your made-up foods. And I will try to create a recipe based off of what you tell me. Savory or sweet, I don’t care. If there are any fantasy foods mixed in, tell me the real-life food you think they’d taste closest to, or describe what they taste like to me so I can figure it out.
And, hopefully, you’ll have a recipe for a made-up food, and I’ll have practice developing recipes.