This is great! I had no idea there would be such a positive response. Would it fit into Chef Talk as a new forum or a sideline link?
Here are my preliminary ideas for a format: Each week we would take on a new subject with a development and writing assignment. This way it would leave participants plenty of time to visit and respond to the subject assignment. A lot of learning in this area comes from watching what others do.
Weeks #1 & 2-Know Your Market-Who will be reading and using this recipe?
This subject would cover the differing recipe structures with and assignment to write a recipe in a format of your choice. I also imagine lots of discussion as to the needs of different users of recipes (consumers, advertisers, chefs, pro-kitchen prep cooks, commodities boards, etc.)
Week #3-The Development Process
This would discuss measurements, ingredients, processes and process language, development tracking and testing. Assignments would cover differing types of recipe parameters such as, 5-ingredient, 30 minute, budget dinners, and the like.
I could go on and on but maybe this might be a start.
Nicko and Cape Chef-maybe PMl me with ideas on whether this could be done through Cheftalk?