[CnD] purpose of the list concern

Charles Rivard wee1sman at fidnet.com
Tue Jul 19 18:31:12 CEST 2016

I joined this list to get tips and tricks that a totally blind person would use when preparing food.  I was hoping for recipes that blind people have personally prepared.  I was hoping for modified recipes that eliminated phrasing such as “Bake until juices run clear.”, “Fry until golden brown.” and so on.  Recipes also are not even modified to be more specific.  Ingredients lists such as “half of a jar of spaghetti sauce” or “one bagt of noodles”, which are of no use are given.  What size is that bag or jar to begin with?  If I want unmodified recipes, they are available by the millions on the Internet.  The trend is now, on this list, to a greater and greater extent, to post recipes copied from the Internet that people have not tried, with no modification for blind people.  To me, this tendency makes “Cooking in the Dark” less and less special.  It is becoming just another cooking list.  What attracts me to the “cooking in the Dark” podcast that Dale has done for a long time is that the focus remains on how BLIND people accomplish the tasks involved in successful meal preparation.  I am considering leaving a list that is becoming less and less meaningful to blind people.

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