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Unless you have been cooking for the majority of your life, or you are Italian where most cooks almost never measure, you need a map or guide to cook something
Heck even the best chefs need a recipes so their staff can duplicate their amazing discoveries
A Recipe allows any person to make a dish almost the same as the author of the recipe. I say almost because a lot of factors like the oven, the tools, a different pot, can alter the timing or taste
So a Recipe is a guide. It gives us the road map to get to our destination. But just like a map or GPS, when we arrive we usually won't park our car in the exact same spot. We may need to park across the street or around the corner.
The end goal is correct though. You arrive at your destination. And depending on if its a sunny day, or rainy day, each visitor will have a different but great experience...hopefully.
That is why I always say embrace our failures in the kitchen. Learn from them.
Did we take a detour or omit a vital ingredient. Did the detour save us time or money, but we missed out on the scenic tour?
Now don't get me wrong. I am not saying we can't alter a recipe. Or that you can't make it your own by putting your own twist or taste on it.
What I am saying is until you get comfortable with cooking, follow a recipe. If it has an ingredient that you are allergic too, search for an alternative. If its that you don't like the ingredient, try it. You may be surprised. Especially if the recipe is of something you have eaten and loved. Changing the recipe will not allow it to taste the same.