So I was writing up the recipe for these thin, crispy oatmeal cookies and I had a thought.See, I got the recipe from Cooks Illustrated. I was thinking, you know, I'm not sure how right it is for me to take this thing that other people made with the express purpose of charging for it and just give it away for free. I mean, America's Test Kitchen is the bomb, I want to support them and frankly I don't think I introduce enough new people to them to justify me printing their recipes. Heh.
I know some authors/publishers don't care, several of the cookbooks I've reviewed have given me permission from the get go. But with a company like ATK, where their recipes are their whole deal and they already have them all on a pay website, I'm less sure about whats ethical and whats not. Plus it's not like I have so many readers that I'm taking food out of their mouth, so to speak, but it's something I'm curious about. I'm actually going to contact them and ask for their permission, but I was wondering what the rest of the food blog world thinks:
Is it cool to post unchanged recipes from cookbooks/magazines and such?
If a magazine or cookbook is very old or out of print it doesn't bug me, or if I make some changes and can put "adapted from/inspired by" or some such thing then I'm fine. But when it's the straight up recipe from a current publication, well I'm less sure about that. What do you guys think?