hm. today i was (rather mildly) admonished for posting what looked to be a nobu matsuhisa-credited recipe for green tea tiramisu, and not properly listing the source. however, on closer inspection of the recipezaar.com-published recipe, it turns out that it is actually mine, which is a mash-up of several recipes i've used over the past few years, including the one found on the mascarpone tub of the particular brand i (used to) use. this in fact, is nobu's recipe.
i have long been suspicious of many of these recipe databases online, as i'm certain that many of the recipes posted are not credited properly, but i always assumed it was more a case of *not* crediting a source altogether, as opposed to mistakenly crediting it to the improper source. i try not to link to these databases so i know that whilst i may not publish a recipe, at least the link i offer is the proper one.
while this little mishap is really no skin off of my nose, how would you feel if someone was trying to pass off your recipe as their own? frankly, i'm rather thrilled that someone would even for a minute think that my recipe is actually something matsuhisa-san would think to create. but i do rather feel for him--does he really want to be associated with my recipe? while the english on his genuine recipe is rudimentary, would he be pleased to find that the "imposter" recipe includes phrases like "obvs also optional" and "creamy stuff?" do you think nobu would ever say "creamy stuff??" also, if you the reader and potential recipe tryer were to attempt the recreate the most likely wonderful version from one of his various restaurants and ended up with my version instead, wouldn't you feel completely gypped? i know i would.
for the record, currently i will not post a recipe where i think there might be an issue of copyright infringement or violation, unless i have altered it--in which case, i will give credit to the "inspiration." i have in the past posted recipes from books but have given full credit, but now i try to find a link to a recipe online whenever possible; when not, no recipe unless you e-mail me nicely, sorry. and, for those of you who know my given name, it's all just a little weird about who posted the recipezaar recipe in the first place, hm? 'cause it wasn't me.
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