OK, so I could use some advice. As you probably know, I
review cookbooks and test recipes most nights. As I go
through new cookbooks, I post-it dozens of recipes I'd like to try,
just like everybody else. And just like everybody else, I
only get to a fraction of the recipes before I get distracted by
something (in my case it's usually the next cookbook or the next
deadline) and poof! the remaining recipes I wanted to try are
never heard from again.
I've tried different ways of keeping track of them.
For example, I have a "Do Laters" bookmark here on Eat Your
Books. It would be easy to add my untested recipes to that
list. It would be easy to look them up when I made the weekly
grocery list. And then it would be easy to try them.
But somehow or other there's always something that interferes
with one of those three steps, so on those few weeks when I'm
not testing, I never get round to finding those old,
In my very first cooking binders from maybe 20 years ago--you
know, the ones that have newspaper clippings taped to
looseleaf or index cards [terms unfamiliar to my
children italicized]--I have some charming old wishlist recipes
I've never used. For example, there's one for some kind of
Vietnamese spring roll. At the top, I scrawled "Like I'm ever
going to make these!!!" I was 19 then. In the many
years since, I've made spring rolls several times. But I
never thought of looking at that old recipe.
I know there's something I'm not thinking of. So: how do
you handle your recipe wishlist? How do you remember
what it was you wanted to try? Do you use Eat Your Books to
help you? Do you surround yourself with Post-its? Do
you store everything online? What works for you?