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Sep 4, 2014 12:12 PM

All the Comments on Every Recipe Blog

Feel free to add your own, but this covers it pretty well.


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  1. This needs to read, "All the Stupid, Moronic, Idiotic, Clueless Comments on Every Recipe Blog"

    Some of the commenters just shouldn't be cooking or baking, let alone reproducing.

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    1. re: monavano

      Which is why you need to be careful on the internet in general.

    2. The comments below the comments have some winners:

      "I was kind of surprised to see that you bought your salt pre-made. It's really not that hard to make your own from sea water, and the taste is far superior."

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      1. re: ennuisans

        Even funnier because we've got a CHer who does make his own seasalt. :)

        1. re: DuchessNukem

          Can't say it's never crossed my mind.

        2. re: ennuisans

          reminds me of a spoof magazine that had a Martha Stewart article about "making your own H2O"

          1. re: DGresh

            I have that magazine somewhere in the basement.

            1. re: DGresh

              There are two of those parody magazines. One has the Martha lookalike hosting a backyard party and she is walking across the water of a built-in pool with a serving tray in her hands. Funny!

                1. re: Multifoiled

                  I had that! A close friend gave it to me as a gag gift.

            2. re: ennuisans

              Sounds like vintage Martha Stewart- "...and add the honey. These are from my own bees, but any honey will do." I watched her say that.

              1. re: EWSflash

                I know many 'hounds have their own chickens, but for someone like me in a big city, I sit with mouth agape when Martha suggests going out to the chicken coop and getting "only the freshest of eggs."

                I still love her though.

            3. So funny. The only place with worse comments is youtube, cooking blogs are close though.

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              1. re: EatFoodGetMoney

                All youtube comments eventually end up n a thread about the birthplace of the US President......

                1. re: juliejulez

                  Or a bread machine.

                  Or replacing the entire "dough" or "bread" portion of a recipe with canned biscuits or store-bought bread and then rating the recipe accordingly.

                  Or I once saw a recipe for homemade apple turnovers where the reviewer said "It seemed like too much work to make puff pastry and the sliced apples from scratch so I substituted Pillsbury biscuits from the can and a can of apple pie filling. They turned out AH-MAZING!" Ohh I wanted to kill her.

                  Or I recently saw one for "Quick and easy meatballs" made with "dehydrated ground beef" to which you just add water. All of the other ingredients were things like freeze dried onions, canned carrots, canned peas, etc. I'm not averse to canned vegetables, but come on. And WTF is dehydrated ground beef??

                  Or when people substitute all the butter in a recipe for applesauce and then complain that it's lacking in flavor.

                  Or when they substitute all whole wheat flour and complain that the texture is dense or heavy.

                  Or when they sub in BLSL chicken breasts for bone in thighs or breasts but cook for the same amount of time and complain that they're dry or overcooked.

                  I could keep going. I am very irritated right now just recounting all of these tales.

                  1. re: nothingswrong

                    For home use, the only place I can think you might find dehydrated ground beef would be something like camping food. But I'm told it's also how Taco Bell ships their "beef" to their restaurants.

                    1. re: ennuisans

                      Yeah, it sounds like emergency food storage stuff to me.

                      1. re: Kontxesi

                        That's fine. I'd eat almost anything in an emergency. But the blog with the dehydrated and freeze-dried animal products suggested these recipes for "quick and easy weeknight meals." I'm sorry, but I would never EVER serve my children and husband (don't have either, but just saying) reconstituted chicken and beef on a regular basis. It just screams laziness to me.

                        1. re: nothingswrong

                          The Martha Brand embodies an aspirational lifestyle that many of the people who read & watch her habitually will ever really achieve, but hey, it's nice to dream! If one puts aside the recipe directions like the one about the fresh eggs and just gets to the core of the recipe and substitutes the ingredients they have at hand (like grocery-store bought eggs), the recipes are usually spot on.

                  2. re: juliejulez

                    I sometimes think this but don't ever (?) comment as such.

                    1. “Due to dietary restrictions, I am only able to eat Yatzhee dice. I made the necessary substitutions, and it turned out great.”

                      That was the best.

                      They left out "I stopped eating ______ four months ago and all my _________ (health problems) cleared right up! Here's four links to crackpot natural health websites"

                      Something something about organics, GMO's, HFCS, etc.