An interesting article today from the Guardian, about how celebrity chefs get their recipes. They've got quotes from several well-known figures who differ on whether as a well-known chef you can be entirely original. Does it matter if some chefs get recipes or ideas from other sources? I don't think it does, as long as they (a) credit their source or (b) make the recipe their own by adding some additional value/material. Certainly I don't mind when Nigella Lawson says she got her recipe from Nigel Slater, or vice versa. What I do like to know is whether she's changed the original recipe or not, so when I try to make it I know which version to use.


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