Documenting Cookery: A How-To and Why for Cooks
Cooking is a transitory art. Once the food has been cooked, it is eaten and the leftovers are disposed of ... in a tummy on a later day or into the trashbin. Nothing really remains to tell us how it tasted, what variations were made in the recipe, or what changes are recommende d for the next time. There are a number of reasons why one may wish to document what was cooked: entering competitio ns, proof that one can cook historical recipes, improving SCA feasts, helping new cooks, etc.