This may seem totally unrelated to my usual topics on this blog, but it was a great quote that really shows my new cooking philosophy.
"Recipes are just road maps, they're not contracts."
--Chef Michael Voltaggio
That is so true...at least after you figure out what you're doing. For baking, there really is nothing like following a recipe, but I find that with everything else, I use recipes for inspiration, then throw them to the side. I guess that's when you start to write a food blog!