Cloudy Kitchen is proud to bring our community recipes with a high degree of quality, accuracy, and repeatability. Each recipe undergoes rigorous testing to give you the best chance of success in your own kitchen. Throughout the recipe development and recipe publishing process we use a number of different guidelines and policies that help to ensure the quality of content you have come to know on Cloudy Kitchen. In an effort for transparency we are sharing these guidelines with you all in one place so you can better understand the way we do certain things and also why we do them that particular way.
We offer a range of product recommendations within certain recipe posts and on the Cloudy Kitchen product recommendation page. Most often these products are products I have in my own kitchen and purchased myself. Occasionally these products have been gifted to me or are part of a sponsorship campaign however I strive to only work with companies that produce products likely to be on my products list in the first place. If you purchase using product links on Cloudy Kitchen there is a chance we may receive an affiliate commission however there is no additional charge whatsoever to you.
Recipe Development and Testing
All of the recipes on Cloudy Kitchen have been tested by myself (and usually a couple of close friends too, extra special thanks to Stacy!) multiple times to try and test as many different scenarios and circumstances as possible. This way I can try to anticipate what are the potential areas where something could go wrong or where someone might get confused and then hopefully fix them before they happen. I'm the first to admit that there are always going to be some things that I can't anticipate or that slip through the testing cracks but with our testing strategy in place and using accurate measurements (grams for the win), we try to offer recipes which will be as successful as possible.
Cloudy Kitchen specializes in original recipe development, it's one of the things I take great pride and joy in doing. Of all of the aspects of running Cloudy Kitchen (from photography to writing) recipe development is where I have the most fun but the credibility and authenticity of that is something I take extremely seriously.
Occasionally you'll find a recipe that is a reprint of someone else's recipe (mostly this is to celebrate the release of someone's new cookbook) this is always done with the express permission of the original author of the recipe and is always very clearly disclosed who the original author is and where the recipe comes from. In some other recipes on Cloudy Kitchen, you might see the phrase "recipe adapted from ..." This means that I used their recipe as initial inspiration or as a starting point from which to adapt my own version of the recipe. Again wherever that is the case I will always clearly state who the initial recipe was adapted from and where you can find the original. Producing and creating original recipes takes an enormous amount of time, skill, and energy so every effort has been made to ensure proper credit is given where credit is due. If you suspect any form of plagiarism on Cloudy Kitchen or find examples of Cloudy Kitchen recipes being plagiarized elsewhere on the internet please let us know (email@example.com) and we will investigate according to all applicable laws, standards, and accepted journalistic practices including:
- Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Code
- Copyright Law of the United States
- FTC Guidelines on Disclosures
- Fair Use
Furthermore, while I believe there are some wonderful use cases for AI (artificial intelligence) technology I strongly believe that recipe development and recipe writing is not one of them. I pledge that all of my recipes, content, and writing are 100% written by humans, for humans.
Accuracy and Corrections
I do my best to ensure recipes are free from typos and errors but every now and again one sneaks through. If you notice something doesn't seem quite right please let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via Instagram DM and I'll fix it as soon as I can.
I am so grateful for your comments and feedback, it brings me a huge amount of joy to see you bring my recipes to life in your kitchen. It's also a great way to reach me if you have any sort of trouble or questions. We've even added the ability for you to upload photos so you can share your results with myself and others in the Cloudy Kitchen community. Please continue to use this and other community platforms such as Instagram and social media comment sections as a place for constructive and on-topic dialogue and know that we will not tolerate threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material, or comments that make derogatory, hateful, or offensive statements about an individual or a group. I reserve the right to remove comments of that nature or that do not meet the Cloudy Kitchen standards at my sole discretion. Repeated / serious violations of the commenting policy may result in users being banned from all commenting sections on Cloudy Kitchen and our social media platforms.
About Cloudy Kitchen LTD
Cloudy Kitchen LTD is a registered limited liability company based in New Zealand. The Cloudy Kitchen website / food blog as well as all associated social media pages are owned and operated by Cloudy Kitchen LTD.
Have something you'd like to let us know? Whether you have a comment on a recipe or an idea to share, we would love to hear from you: email@example.com. You can also engage with us on Instagram @cloudykitchen, TikTok @cloudykitchen, X (Twitter) @cloudykitchen, and Facebook: Cloudy Kitchen.
From time to time I will update or improve a particular recipe, usually I will make extensive notes in the new recipe about the changes I made. If you can no longer find a specific recipe that you loved please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll do my best to find an archival copy. Please do know that food blogs are ever evolving beasts, and sometimes I will re-work a recipe or remove it completely. If there is a recipe of mine that you love and can't live without, please either print it or save as a PDF and email to yourself so that you are not disappointed if it ever changes.
This set of guidelines was adapted from Food & Wine's Editorial policies (see I told you we always give credit where credit is due!)