With a title like that, you must be curious as to what I’m recommending!
Today, I’m answering not one specific reader question, but a “theme question,” a problem that is described in many of the letters I receive.
Now, I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve basically already addressed this problem and given my answer. What’s different today? I’m doing it in video form!
Believe me when I tell you, trying to please everyone—in anything you do—is primarily going to make you miserable. Let go of the idea that there is any one dish, no matter how thoughtful, scrumptious, or unique, that can make every diner smile from ear-to-ear. Unless you own a restaurant and need to keep the bills paid by pleasing diners, embrace the idea that cooking for others is a kindness, a way of expressing care, and you can’t accommodate everyone’s dietary needs with any one dish.