I never thought I'd be asking this question, but here I am nonetheless.
As anyone here on social media can probably attest to, there has been a significant uptick in amateur cooks during the COVID quarantine/lockdown. I threw my hat in the ring. I've been flirting with cooking since last year, but I never really went whole hog on it, mostly due to lack of time and energy. But I've really embraced it and I've been ticking through multiple recipes.
I'm also an enthusiast-slash-semi professional photographer and I have an Instagram with an embarassingly low number of followers (a little over 600). I only bring that up because its relevant to the question I am going to ask. It's not a significant number of people but it's still hundreds.
Anyway, this past week I've been posting some of my cooking results on my account (since I can't really do portraiture right now) and they've been met with a surprising amount of positivity and interest, including some randoms that aren't even following my profile. I've been dual posting to Facebook as well, but as that is a still large but mostly cultivated list of contacts I'm not really worried about posting anything there.
I've gone through a few dishes, but today was a baked ziti dish. It was heavily
inspired by a recipe I found by randomly clicking around YouTube. I found a similar recipe last week on a different site as well, but I based my final recipe and method on this particular recipe I found on YouTube. I think baked ziti is pretty
OK, so, the baked ziti came out great. The photos looked great (including some of the, uh, assembly and cooking process), and I posted them, and people liked it. And a few people posted requesting the recipe.
Since I adapted the original recipe and I personally think that baked ziti is pretty straightforward anyway, do I need to source the original recipe if I post my final recipe, even if I modified it? Is that appropriate? Is that not enough, do I need permission or something to post a derivative recipe?
I am not really sure what's appropriate here because I do plan on posting more. I assume the droves of recipes out there posted and published on the interwebs out there don't all spring forth from each poster's mind, fully formed from the black void of nothingness, so I imagine there's a significant amount of borrowing and adapting out there. I am just curious what's right and what's wrong if I intend to continue posting to my social media where it could theoretically be consumed by hundreds of folks.
Note: I did post the YouTube account name in this case and mentioned I adapted from a recipe they used in their video. I'm also sensitive to attribution issues, since I'm a photographer. I am just not sure if it's necessary or expected in the case where you've derived your own recipe from someone else's recipe, which was pretty basic to begin with.