Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Possibly Dropping Out of VeganMoFo

There's a lot of talk going on about how we should NOT be posting recipes from other people's cookbooks for our VeganMoFo posts but should be posting recipes we devised ourselves. Since the most exotic recipe I ever developed consisted of opening a can of this and dumping in a jar of that, this kind of leaves me in a lurch.

I guess today's recipe might the end of VeganMoFo for me.

8 comments:

_sara said...

Maybe we should not be posting RECIPES that other people created. That's open to discussion. No one should EVER-EVER take credit for someone else's recipe. However, I think it's OK to post about meals you've made from someone else's recipe or recipes. As long as you can link to their recipe or otherwise give them credit, it should be fine.

Vegan MOFO is about spreading the word about veganism. One of the myths about veganism is that it's hard and inaccessible. If we restrict ourselves to only posting original recipes, we are telling people that veganism is exclusive and hard.

Showing non-vegans how to access recipes and how easy those recipes are to follow is part of the point, right?

Carla said...

You can surely still post about what you made, show a photo,say where it came from, if you liked it, what changes you'd make for your tastes next time etc etc, even without the recipe. Then if someone's interest is peaked, they can find the recipe in the place you said it was themselves. Don't stop MoFo posting!!

Islaborg said...

Yeah, don't throw the towel because of that. There's so much you could blog about. Recipe reviews for example, I always like to look for cookbook/recipe reviews before I make a dish and some of them have truly saved me from a total kitchen disaster!

Debbie said...

Please stay in! You don't need to post the recipe if it's somebody else's, but you can still post a picture and refer to it and mention what changes you made, how you liked it, etc. (And let people know where they can get the recipe if they want it.

Shannon said...

I think it was more of a "don't copy other people's recipes and use them as your own on your blog" kind of deal. I don't make up half of my recipes, but I'll still post about them and do a review of them. I however don't take credit, or post anything that is in a book, I just say the source.

Melanie said...

I err on the side of caution. If I can find the recipe online already then I consider it fair game. I Always give credit and try to link to the cookbook on Amazon.
As a vegan with a limited income I can't go out an buy every cookbook out there. Therefore I find it incredibly helpful to be able to sample recipes before I buy. So, if you look at it that way, you may be helping sales of that book as opposed to taking away from it.

Chasity said...

I post about others recipes all the time. But I don't post the recipe itself. I do almost always link directly to the recipe so everyone else can try it. You can even find alot of cookbook recipes listed online to link to and if I can't find the recipe I link to the book. But I love to read reviews on recipes in different from cookbooks and websites. That way i know what I want to try next. :)

mollyjade said...

I know this is an older post, but I wanted to chime in. Please keep posting!

Especially with the McDougall recipes, I think they're intended to be passed on.