I thought it was high time that we started to share and talk about some of our delicious foodie experiences by exploring cook books together and collaborating with a monthly round-up of what we’ve learnt, discovered and created based on some of the cookbooks crowding our book shelves.
I love my cook books, but if I’m honest I don’t really use them as much as I should or could. I started my cook book challenge on this blog with Donna Hay’s Fresh and Light, but I think it can be taken one step further. I’ve been pondering on this for a while and I think the timing is right to put it out there.
How it works:
At the beginning of the month we will announce a recipe book (nominations are welcome) and as cooks you then have the month to pick a recipe from that book and create a post around it. At this stage you do need to have your own food blog to be able to participate. If you’re keen to join in and don’t have a blog then this might be the very project you need to get you started.
Once you have selected your recipe and created your amazing post all you need to do is mention “The Cookbook Guru” with a link back to this page. This will explain the rules to anyone that is keen to join in.
From the menu “The Cookbook Guru”, select the relevent month off the drop down menu and click on the Inlinkz box to add your contribution so that you don’t miss out on being included in the monthly round up. The same link will take you to the menu showing what book we are doing in each month for you, but it will also be sent out and announced via the blog at the beginning of each month so make sure you’ve signed up if you are not already.
We will try to make sure that the books chosen have recipes online for you to use or are books that are not too obscure and should be available through amazon or the book depository. There maybe a slightly Australian bent due to our location, but we are more than willing to take on international publications if you have suggestions. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your cook book nominations.
The Rules (or not)
You don’t have to slavishly follow the recipe. Be it a variation, inspiration or a mirror image, this is about exploring a cookbook for the month and seeing where it takes you. Go wild and enjoy the journey and opportunity.
What to think about?
- Ease of reading and following the recipe
- Ease of access to ingredients
- What did you think of the flavours? Textures?
- Would you make the food again? Would you be interested in trying more recipes by the same cook or from the same book?
Are you in?
This is your chance to play in your kitchen when you can and be a part of the conversation with other food minded people. Plus you get the bonus of being exposed to new cook books, chefs, recipes and ideas. It will also help to drive new readers to your blog and hopefully expand each of our circles of food lovers following our blogs.
Please share the idea with anyone you know who might be interested. The more people involved the richer the book club will be for our collaboration.
The first book will be launched this Friday (1 November) so keep your eyes peeled in your inbox for the exciting reveal.
Happy Cooking & Happy Blogging,
Creator and Foodie
Sharing The Food We Love