[CnD] purpose of the list concern

Bill 052338 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 19 18:48:28 CEST 2016

Couldn't agree more, but I will probably not leave the list.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Charles Rivard via Cookinginthedark
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:36 AM
To: cooking in the dark list
Cc: Charles Rivard
Subject: [CnD] purpose of the list concern

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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