Ninety Percent Mystery

Strawberry Bavarian Cream

How come recipes are sometimes a success, and other times a failure? Here’s what it said in a hundred-year-old magazine.

Ten percent of every culinary success is common sense and a good recipe. The other ninety — ah, there is the mystery!

American Cookery (March, 1922)

34 thoughts on “Ninety Percent Mystery

    1. I’ve also found that my cooking has improved with practice. Once I understood the basics, and some of the science, then I had more success tweaking recipes.

    1. Thanks for sharing. It’s fun to hear that he enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed reading about Nathaniel and his cooking when I’ve visited your blog over the years.

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