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I have been working on a cookbook on some of the recipes that my clients have requested again and again, and I have run into a little dilemma.

how do you attribute recipes that are based on recipes from a foreign cookbook?

Example: I have a recipe for Sichuan Chicken Wings that I got from a cookbook that is written in Chinese. the recipe that I use has changed a little from the one in the book, but not much. I would like to add "based on" or "adapted from" credit for the recipe. I translated the recipe and as a result changed the wording of the instructions and added amounts for items that had no amounts with them

even though it sounds slimy, is that enough not to attribute?
 

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I don't know how the author go about asking for the recipe's creator permission but many cookbooks I read say something like these examples below:

- [Recipe Name] by [creator name] and/or [cookbook name]

- This is my favourite [whatever] recipe. I got it from a chef at [place name]

- I really like this recipe. I got it while visiting [place name]

- I have been using [creator name] recipe from his cookbook for years at home and loved it. Now that I have my own restaurant, I could not not share this dish with my customers. Here's an updated version with modifications I have made throughout the years.
I've seen that before, where the book is in French, or the restaurant is in German, but how does that work when the language doesn't even use the same alphabet? Should I translate the name of the book or leave it in it's local language?
 
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