How to cook to please all
One member of the family detests saltiness, one loves salt. Of course salt cooked into food tastes better then added afterwords.
the one who hates salt loves fresh herbs the more the better, the one who loves salt hates green things in their food and swears sometimes spinach must be basil cause it is green.
Should I try to find a medium where no one is picking at the food but all are happy?
how does one cope with the different likes/ dislikes at one table meal night after night?
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This is my first time reading the question. At the bottom of your answer it says "10 People think this is an excellent answer." I'm not too dumb, so I can assume 10 people liked your answer and it will probably be the answer that has the most "likes." I don't need the yellow banner to slap it into my eyeballs. This question is of concern to many cooks, maybe 100 cooks will respond, and someone will get 11 likes this answer. IT SHOULDN'T BE A CONTEST, but LOVINGLY shared answers.
AN OPEN LETTER TO AMANDA ET ALIA:
Well, you won "Voted the Best Answer" and thus the question is done. This is crazy, since once this award is given, should we all just stifle? While many of us have come to love the site as a place to learn, it's my own opinion that making every single thing into a contest is just wrong and unhelpful.
Sorry Pecan-Ann, but your honest question was just the stuff of a game.
The designation of best answer is really for questions where there are lots of answers, so that someone new to the question (as well as the person who asks it) can quickly get a sense of which answer earned the majority of agreement. This is especially helpful when answers strongly differ. We don't think of the answer voting as a contest, but a way for the community to help filter answers so the most helpful ones stand out. Our goal is always to provide the best info in the most efficient way, and we feel collaborative filtering is the best way to accomplish this -- it allows everyone in the community to participate in what content gets highlighted, whether it's a recipe or an answer.
bugbitten, this doesn't mean our current system couldn't use refinement. We're about to dive in and make some changes on Hotline, so Merrill and I will make sure we think about this and address it in some way.
Do you think other people simply try recipes with out serving to others or is it not fair to say you've cooked such and such and not really served it up?
Grilled pizzas, pitas or wraps with different filling options, etc...
I tend to let go of my instincts for flavor and creativity to be boring cause people don't like change!
I need to take charge more and place with confidence the dishes before them.
Voted the Best Reply!