RE: Procedures - Must we use numbered steps?

Subject: RE: Procedures - Must we use numbered steps?
From: "Gayla Bassham" <Gayla -dot- Bassham -at- asg -dot- com>
To: "Surag R" <suragtechwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 10:33:43 -0400

>I cannot guage the writing skills. Maybe the recipe writers are
>than technical writers in cooking. Most of the recipe writers are
>professional chefs. If the chefs are using professional ghost writers,
>such books do have numbered procedures.

Check out or The recipes at
these sites are all written by professional food writers, and they don't
use numbered steps; instead, they use short paragraphs (not one long
paragraph, as someone said earlier). And I don't find them difficult to
use at all, even when they are very complex (and some of them are much
more complex than server procedures!).

Now that I think of it, I don't think that many of my recipe books do
use numbered steps, but I've never really noticed that before.


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