Crikey! Now we need lawyers to vet recipes, too.
edited: Friday, March 21, 2008
By Karen Harrington
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008
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There's a new false writing scandal in town that got past trusty editors. But hold onto your blog commenting keyboards, friends, this false copy isnt a from a memoir. Its from a recipe.
What’s the world coming to that you can’t even trust a recipe?
The culprit: a recipe falsely attributed to a celebrity. That’s right. GoodHousekeeping Magazine had to do a mea culpa after posting a recipe in its mag, proclaiming it to be Conan O’Brien’s Irish Stew. The talk show host said he’s never made a stew, doesn’t cook, and was never contacted by the magazine to lend his name to the St. Patrick’s Day recipe.
For the record, O’Brien said he wasn’t mad at the magazine, and even demonstrated on his March 20 TV show how he could "Irish up" the stew recipe by adding booze, Lucky Charms cereal and a nice garnish of grated Irish Spring soap.
Dear reader, I give you my promise that every recipe in Janeology was actually cooked by a celebrity, eaten by a celebrity or eaten while I watched a celebrity on TV.