Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Eden’s Eats
I, Eden, am the original inventor of water.
Every time you other bloggers/readers mention, tweet, or use water, you must link back to me and praise me for my genius contribution to society.
Lets put my sarcasm aside for a moment. How much does the above statement bug you? It sure bugs me when I read blogger proclaim they are the esteemed inventors of a grilled chicken salad or some miracle chia seed creation.
Its one thing to invent some drug or facebook. But recipes? Food combos? I’m not so sure.
You want a patent for that grilled chicken salad???
The truth is, no matter how unique you think you are, someone, somewhere thought about that recipe or food combination before you. I gaurantee it.
Its not ok to use other people’s food pictures without credit or consent. And its nice to be honest and link to people who have perhaps inspired you to make whatever creation you want to share. But people who get on their high horse and throw a royal fit because someone made a protein shake without crediting them is kinda crazy.
When is a recipe completely yours?
I don’t think it ever REALLY is. Sure, you can “adapt” something. Change the ingredients, amounts. But can you guarantee NO ONE out there made those changes? I think to play it safe, we should mention where we were “inspired” from but most importantly, stop calling things “ours”.
“Mine, mine, mine”.
Hmm, sounds like someone is three years old.
Look, I’m all for sharing recipes and food ideas. Thats how the word gets out about the delciousness out there. But claiming recipes and food combination’s are “ours” is kind of childish. Do we really need to start patenting our amazeballs? So if we are riding the childish wave, I guess we should remember:
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