there are only how many recipes?

Asked April 27, 2020, 2:52 PM EDT

Every once in a while, I hear someone say that there are only (5 or 7 or 9) basic recipes, and everything else is a variation on one of those.This makes sense to me, and I want to know these basic recipes, but Googling got me nowhere. How can I find out about this? It can't have to do with the ingredients, because you can apply the same technique to many kinds of ingredients. So it might be about the cooking method, or it might be about the form of the end result, but that's where I get stuck.

Arapahoe County Colorado

1 Response

I'm not familiar with that concept but the most similar information i was able to locate was this article, How We Evolved to Eat What We Do, by Carl Hinson that appeared on the All Recipes website.
I hope this is helpful.

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/how-humans-evolved-to-eat-what-we-do/