The title has absolutely nothing to do with what I wanted to post about.
I was just posting to say how happy I am that Fine Cooking is making the (new) "Cooking without recipes" section a regular. I'm not a big fan of recipes (outside of cooking classes I have used maybe 5 despite the fact that I cook all the time.) I don't like them because they make people think theres some sort of magic necessary for cooking. There isn't. Experimentation and simple flexible rules are what I think people should use.