What is the use of a recipe? A recipe is a teaching tool, a guide, a point of departure. Follow it exactly the first time you make the dish. As you make it again and again, you will change it, massage it to fit your own taste and aesthetic. Eventually it will become your own personal recipe - Jacques Pepin
I'm going to go ahead and publish a bunch of short book reviews this week, to make up for long silence, one each day until I clear the backlog. Short on substance, perhaps, but enough info to make the read/no read decision.