This has been a "problem" that has been bothering me for some time now.
If two people cook a dish together, who gets the compliments?
a. The person who thought up the overall idea for the dish? (i.e. the person who finds the recipe)
b. The person who measures and follows the directions?
Many times, I have cooked meals with others and usually I am the one who just measures and mixes. Then puts in the oven, and sticks a fork in the end dish, and takes it out. But I don't feel that I really did anything. Maybe all the work I put into mixing will effect the texture of a dish, but its overall taste? I doubt it.
Therefore, I think the person who thinks up the dish should get the credit. And whoever mixes and measures is just a sous chef.
Though that's just my opinion. I'm sure there are many who disagree...