The Project

On Omissions and Substitutions

The point of this project is to prepare the recipes in The Book. If I fool around with those recipes then I haven’t really prepared The Book’s version. It would be quite unfair of me to give a recipe a failing grade when it was my playing fast and loose with the ingredient list that caused the problems. But what about personal preference? I’ve found that The Book goes too heavy on the salt, and too light on the Garlic for my taste most of the time. Since I’m the one eating all of this stuff I’m allowing myself to make minor changes in quantities to suit my taste, and to occasionally substitute an ingredient for a close cousin if it’s not to be found. I’ll be sure to tell you when and where I’ve cheated, and let you make up your mind about weather it still counts. If you leave me a comment letting me know you think I’ve improvised too much, then I’ll happily redo it.


I'm a graduate student in Montreal. I spend most of my time studying drug addiction using brain imaging techniques. I'm also a foodie, exploring the culinary world both in and out of my kitchen.