The last time I did a survey over a year ago, approximately 90% of folks who had tried a recipe they saw on marketmanila.com were satisfied to pleased with the results. Frankly, that number is unbelievably and probably politely high. Even I have less success when trying out recipes from very well regarded cookbooks. So instead of just a multiple choice poll, I thought I should write a post for you to leave comments on instead. I realize a large percentage of folks who read this blog simply enjoy reading about food, and possibly rarely go into the kitchen to actually cook a recipe they read about. Nevertheless, I am hoping that say 20-40% of you actually do spend SOME time in a kitchen and do cook on occasion when the mood strikes you. So here is what I would like to know… Have you ever tried cooking a recipe you saw on this site? If so, how did it turn out? I am particularly interested in dishes that you tried and have made several times since, as these are the ones that really grabbed you. But I would also like to hear about the recipes you tried and they turned out horrific. We all learn from our mistakes, after all. I think the best example of a marketmanila.com recipe gone wrong is the basic tapa recipe where a reader substituted iodized table salt for the kosher or rock salt, then nearly had a salt attack as a result. Well, that seemingly innocuous change in ingredient was the equivalent of DOUBLING the salt volume, and yes, it would not yield a pleasant dish… In another case, a soon to be highly chagrined Manila socialite told me my recipe for gingerbread wasn’t complete or clear as it specified cloves… so how many cloves of garlic did I mean? Hello, in gingerbread? Duhhh. :) So please leave a comment if you have tried a recipe or multiple recipes from this site, positive or negative, they will hopefully help me when I write recipes in future… Many thanks in advance for your comments!