Friday, April 9, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Cracking Burger

I posted a few days back how I'd bought 3 new cookbooks that have re-energized my cooking efforts. I had so much fun grocery shopping today as I looked towards the next couple of weeks of meals. But now I'm hit with a quandary. Here's what happened.
We had friends over for dinner tonight. We rolled out the old BBQ and I prepped Jamie Oliver's Cracking Burger from his Food Revolution cookbook. Along with it I served a Cesar salad and my own special home fries. One bite of this burger and was hooked. YUM! much tastier (I think) than the home burgers I've been making. The rest of the table enjoyed them too. So here's my question: I generally don't post recipes as is found in a cookbook. I will post them if I have made my own taste changes and note them appropriately. I just don't want to get into any copyright issues; therefore, no picture as there was no intention to post. This cookbook was designed, however, for the purpose of sharing the recipes with friends, teaching them to them to add to their repetoire (the pay it forward notion of cooking). So what do I do? I'm planning I think 4 of his recipes over the next 2 weeks. If these burgers are any indication then I know already how good the other food is. Do I post the recipes? Review the recipes? Help me out here foodie friends! What do you do with published recipes? I'd really like to know.

4 comments:

Cyndi said...

I always post the recipe, including m own pictures of the finished product. Underneath the title, I put, in italics, where the recipe is from. Now, post that recipe so I can see those burgers!

Katerina said...

If I cook a recipe from somebody else I always state my source and if there is a link I always post it. I also take my own pictures and write about the alterations on the original recipe. If the recipe is mine or my family's, I mention it as well. So, I guess if you make the proper acknowledgement it will be ok to post it.

carma said...

thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm hooked on all things "Jamie" after watching his show on Friday night!

Katy ~ said...

From what I understand, (and you know you can't rely on internet resources as anyone can say anything and make it sound truthful) you can't copyright ingredients, but what is copyrighted is the intellectual property of the writer, hence any anecdotes or personalized writing of the author (such as "stir until the spoon clinks on the glass...). I always try to put the directions into my own words.