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Posted: 11/20/2008 2:43:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 2:51:22 PM EDT by Jarhead_22]
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:45:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 2:46:06 PM EDT by TerribleTom]
No. My MIL & wife won't give out their pie crust recipe. Some recipes are "family secrets" and I can respect that.

ETA - they won't even give this recipe to first cousins.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:45:23 PM EDT
Nope. I don't give out recipes at work either when people ask for them. Thats how I make my living!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:45:54 PM EDT
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No
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:46:02 PM EDT
I would probably laugh at them.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:48:04 PM EDT
That only happens down south where the people are so full of themselves they even admit they're (insert state here)ians before they're Americans.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:49:17 PM EDT
My chili has beans and noodles, so how much better could it get ?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:50:14 PM EDT
"Family secret" recipes are bull shit. Why can't we help each other? Granny got the recipe from someone, why not share it?

......................bitter because my older brother got the secret family recipe for fruit cake and now he won't make any more of it...................................
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:53:24 PM EDT
Prolly not. But that is kind of a crappy thing to do.

I even give people recipes for things we cook at my Pub.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:54:50 PM EDT
Offended? Hell, no.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:56:34 PM EDT
If they have a secret ingredient that made outstanding chili they would be rich already.
Why not give a friend the recipe? It's not like the family wealth would be redistributed because the secret's out.

REAL chili does NOT have beans, or noodles!!!!!
It's chili!

Jim
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:58:12 PM EDT
not me
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:00:24 PM EDT
Keeping recipes secret is stupid, unless it is somehow tied to your livelihood.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:02:11 PM EDT
Intellectual property, so... no.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:04:40 PM EDT
Hell no but then again I've been on cook-off teams where the head guy makes the rubs and sauces the night before so other can't figure out whats in it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:06:34 PM EDT
That only happens up north where people are so full of themselves they even admit they're (insert state here)ians before their Americans.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:07:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -GunNutJuell-:
Nope. I don't give out recipes at work either when people ask for them. Thats how I make my living!!


Me too. If you want it again, come back and pay for it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:09:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:12:29 PM EDT
The internet has destroyed "family recipes".

Google "chili recipe" and start reading, comparing, then experimenting.


Back in the day secret recipes were held close, but now you've not only had decades of cook books, now you have online contests and whole communities of people, who will never meet to TASTE this amazing recipe, so the only way to get that recognition... is by posting it. It's kinda like a guy throwing his rifle down the driveway.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 3:13:17 PM EDT by kybosshog420]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
We had a chili cookoff at work yesterday. I didn't win but I did well, and one of my coworkers asked for the recipe today.

She was not pleased when I didn't express eagerness to share. I'm trying to decide whether or not I should re-think.



Will it change your life if she makes the chili, and tells people o so and so get me that recipe ?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:15:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
We had a chili cookoff at work yesterday. I didn't win but I did well, and one of my coworkers asked for the recipe today.

She was not pleased when I didn't express eagerness to share. I'm trying to decide whether or not I should re-think.


What is she offering you?

My Grandmother will trade the really good recipes FOR really good recipes.


Otherwise, to hell with co-workers, they ain't family, they can do their own research.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:28:54 PM EDT
Unless you rely on recipe's to make a living, I don't see what the big deal is..

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:40:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Windjammer223:
That only happens up north where people are so full of themselves they even admit they're (insert state here)ians before their Americans.


+1. That remark, aside from the fact that it was stupid, pissed me off a little too.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:17:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
Hell no but then again I've been on cook-off teams where the head guy makes the rubs and sauces the night before so other can't figure out whats in it.



It makes sense to keep it secret if you are entering it in competition. For just your own, no. It would be better if they traded a recipe of their own though. That is just fair.

Jim
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:19:10 PM EDT
Ask her how she feels about cannibalism first...

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:24:41 PM EDT
Wouldn't do you any good to ask me for a chili recipe. Sure I can tell you what I put in it, but I do chili by taste, so it never turns out quite the same twice.

No beans and absolutely no noodles in my chili.
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