While it is possible to memorize a recipe, the vast majority of recipes need to be written down. A physical copy of the recipe should be stored in a safe place. Recipes may also be written in digital form using passwords and multi-layer authentication or encrypted in audio sources. When you don’t use a recipe, you should consult the original recipe to determine its validity. This article will cover the legalities of using a recipe without its author’s permission.
Professional chefs do not always follow recipes. Watching cooking shows, you’ll see chefs preparing meals without recipes and bragging about how they went off-recipe. However, professional chefs use recipes when they’re preparing new dishes, but they may not always follow them exactly. In some cases, it can be hazardous to make a dish without a recipe. For this reason, many professional chefs recommend reading recipes before cooking.
In addition to copyright laws, the right to protect recipes can also be protected by employee contracts. Some recipes are copyrighted, but it’s hard to prove if you’ve plagiarized another person’s recipe. A copyright can only protect the exact written recipe, not the method or the ingredients. Therefore, if you’ve copied a recipe from a celebrity, you’re risking the rights of the author.