The unwritten law for food writers is never to publish a recipe that has
not been made by you or someone in whom you have total faith. Where
a writer is dependent on handout material they should check its reliability by preparing the recipe. Prepare the recipe initially as written. Repeat this test. If the results differ, prepare a third time. If the result is satisfactory the recipe can be used as is, otherwise modifications will need to be made and the testing procedure repeated. Failure to follow this procedure potentially leaves the writer in a position where their credibility is suspect. If the results are not good, their reputation as a food writer is damaged.