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> I'm a tech writer and I cook a lot. You would think a recipe in a cookbook
> and writing, say, software documentation would have some similarities.
> just as there is a fair amount of bad technical writing, cookbook recipes
> seem to be even worse.
> For example, beginning with a list of ingredients is great, but often they
> aren't in any order that makes sense. And if the prep and cooking
> instructions are numbered, they usually include several steps, not one at
> time. When the instructions are in prose, I find I often have to read the
> paragraph two or three times to figure out what I am actually supposed to
> do. And when I am told "do this, but not that" I am never told "why"
> it in a plastic or ceramic bowl, not glass).
> From the point of view of a tech writer, what would be a better way to
> present this kind of information.
> I am looking for ideas as I document (surprise) my recipes and I don't
> to fall into the same trap.
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