- Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 - 9:30am
- Location: Cambridge, MA (MIT!)
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companions: Mike, Tim, Pam, Bridget, Haynes, Mark, Big Mike, Vigleik, John, Charles R, Mike's Parents, Matt, Ricky, etc...
- Recipe Rating: B-
I have gotten various comments lately on my recipe grading. Some people seem to think I am way too harsh. Others think I am too nice. Someone today commented that my grading seems to be getting easier. So, I figured now might be a good time to explain my grading criteria. A recipe earns a B+ or above if I would make it again. It earns an A- or above if I would also be willing to serve it to people other than myself. An A recipe is truly exceptional. I haven't given any A+'s yet, but I am open to the possibility of it. The grades B and B- are reserved for things which I wouldn't make again, but which I enjoyed eating. Recipes in the C range and below are things which I didn't particularly want to eat and D and below are things which I actually wouldn't eat.
Now, sometimes I alter my grading for one of two reasons: one, if other people eat with me, and their opinions disagree with mine, I will adjust my grading a bit to take their opinions in to account. Two, if I feel that the recipe came out particularly badly in part because of some error, or adjustment that I made, I will be more lenient in my grading. It's not fair to fault the recipe for my mistakes! Other than that, I try to be pretty consistent with the above guildines!