I have a question for cooks about cooking mentally, building up foods around an idea and i would like to turn it out to other cooks. however i am just wondering if it an apprpriate question for the board. it would go something like this:
"typically i get a taste in the back of my head for an ingredient or two, and then i'll get a taste for a dish (and then start thinking of how to put them all together). normally, once i start assembling the ingredients, i get an idea of a theme, and maybe a name and then i hold to that as my tasting benchmark. what ways of thinking of recipes do you find most productive that keep you on task and deliver solid results?"
so, just curious, is this fair game for cook.se or is it off-topic?