Unfortunately, as anyone who has looked at a recipe site can attest to, there are often reviews that are utterly insipid and petulant. If I ever start to have faith in the intelligence of my fellow human beings all I need do is
peruse these reviews (or go to Walmart) to realize that my faith has been utterly misplaced. It is astounding how many ratings begin with a litany of changes (often unnecessary) and end with a full on bashing. If you look at the recipe I posted last week, though it was done in jest, that comment was spot on...
The only thing missing from this was a one star rating and a line at the end blaming me for posting a lousy recipe. People please. Please. I am going to say this as gently as I can; do not blame others for your utter stupidity. You suck at cooking (possibly at life), you suck at reviewing, and you should find a hobby away from the computer because I am pretty sure you suck at that too. Also, if you have children I pity and completely absolve them of any responsibility for their moronic behavior. They simply can not help themselves. Nurture and nature are working against them, and it is your fault. Poor little darlings. Ah, I digress. What was I talking about? Oh, stupid reviews. Right.
Constructive criticism is helpful and often welcome. It enables other home chefys to know what they are getting into and avoid pitfalls. However, try the fricken recipe as is and then judge it AS IS. After the first five ingredient changes, you have gone off the rails and you need to own it. Own it. If the dish sucks, you made it suck. Own that too. If it rocks? Write it up, give credit to your inspiration, and prepare for at least one inane review from the masses. Should you be the inane reviewer, read this and receive it... I will clown you...hard. To everyone else? Please feel free to leave comments, improvements or alternatives. As I have stated before, I love constructive criticism, I think it makes the world a better place.