Can I let you in on a little secret? I don’t like recipes that have “The Best Ever” “The Greatest”, “The Most Delicious” etc., in the title.
Yes, it’s a marketing thing, and yes, I’m guilty of doing it myself (slave to hyperbole that I am!) But, it just feels…presumptuous.
Like they’re trying to hard, and that makes me wonder why.
Unless I know you, and know you pretty darn well, how can I possibly, as a chef, make a assumption like that?
If it has onions in it, how can it be “the best” to my daughter…who despises onions (that personal hell is another story…)
If my friend Byron thinks cilantro tastes like soap (which is a physiological condition, not just a personal preference) how can my Shrimp and Bacon Tacos be the “Most Delicious” tacos he’s ever eaten? (see what I did there?)
It’s like the snake oil salesman who promises that his potion will cure everything from emphysema to a leaky radiator, it’s…well…sketchy.
What I CAN say is that it’s the best taco, or meatloaf, or wart-hog’s bunghole (hyperbole, I swear), that I’VE ever tasted…but I can’t, no matter how good I cook, honestly make that statement for you.