Serves 4 to 6….but why?

Why is it that most recipes serve 4-6?

Most families max out at 4 and in reality when you have little kids you really cook for 2+2…..yet almost every recipe in every recipe book serves 4 to 6.

I admit it….some recipes work better when you cook for more….

But if you don’t have more consumers you end up with either supersizing your evening meals or more left-overs or more rubbish…after all many dishes don’t actually translate into left-overs very well.

The converse is the recipes for 1 websites.

Whatever happened to in-between?

One of my favourite cookbooks “The Family Meal” by Ferran Adria is a book that describes the meals the famous molecular gastronomist cooks for his staff. The perfect cookbook in terms of format it describes how to cook each meal for 2, 6, 20 and 75. It has pictures and detailed illustrated instructions. All it lacks is nutritional information….a detail that Jamie Oliver has tackled in his latest cookbooks.

Let’s promote more cookbooks for couples!

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