So as you know I'm a member of the Daring Bakers. We are a pretty close knit group of food bloggers who like to share the fun, passion, and love for baking and cooking. One of our fellow foodies and friends Melissa at Alosha's Kitchen had an interesting experience dealing with a marketing rep with Cook's Country, aka America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Illustrated. After reading her experience and the incredibly stupid and rude stance that they took with her I will definitely never being subscribing or buying anything from CC, ATK or CI. I think the stance they have shown her is against what I and many others stand for in the baking community. Food is something to be enjoyed by many people in many ways. If you aren't modifying your recipes to match the tastes of yourself or your family then you aren't being true to the heart of cooking. Anyone who would try to force others not to make a recipe their own is not really one of us.
Anyways she is much more elequent in her feistyness then I so I'll let you read it from her own words. You can read her post "Illegal or Not?"
I do have to say one of the things I've loved the most is the response to this from our food blog circles. There has been an overwhelming response of support. Much like a clan when one of us gets threatened or stepped on the others band together to support them. Even though we haven't met eachother and we live in all sorts of places all over the world we still are close friends. I love that we all can come together with our love of providing beautiful, tasty meals for our loved ones. This is truly the heart of cooking and being a foodie.