Anyone down for a cookbook challenge?
Ok I have some new cookbooks and all of AC's food porn makes me want to bust them out for a challenge... I know many peeps (Tweety, AC, others) post regularly about cookbook recipe reviews... I can be kind of lazy... Anyone down for some kind of challenge? I am getting bored since we are no longer doing elimination games :(
I'm in the midst of a cookbook challenge (on PPK)! I figured people get tired of them here, because not many participated in the last. This week is Vegan Diner if you want to join for that..or do whatever you want!! We still need to do the EG iron chef.
I want the cookbook challenge where we take turns making the recipes and delivering dinner to everyone else's homes!
I don't post regularly on PPK. I'd be down for one here, but I have to keep my forum addictions to a minimum, and I already have 3 main boards I post on daily. Do. Not. Need. Another.
I don't post on the PPK either (too scary!), but would be up for a cook book challenge here. Even if I don't have all the books.....just something to motivate me to use the ones I do have, as I too can be quite lazy about using them.
Here's the list for the PPK one. We are currently in week 8 (Vegan Diner). I don't have some of the books coming up, so I'll be looking online. Start a new one here!
9/18 - 9/24 - Isa & Terry - Week One
9/25 - 10/1 - American Vegan Kitchen
10/2 - 10/8 - Colleen Patrick Godreau Week - The Vegan Table / Color Me Vegan
10/9 - 10/15- Vegan Soul Kitchen
10/16 - 10/22 - 500 Vegan Recipes
10/23 - 10/29 - Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet
10/30 - 11/5 - Isa & Terry - Week Two
11/6 - 11/12 - Vegan Diner
11/13 - 11/19 - Dynise Balcavage Week - Urban Vegan / Celebrate Vegan
11/20 - 11/26 - Dessert Week - Any vegan dessert or baking book you own.
11/27 - 12/3 - see thread viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14177
12/4 - 12/10 - see thread viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14177
eta: looks like the last two are Nonna's Italian Kitchen and Dreena Burton Week
how about a cookbook elimination game?
I'd be in - I find that I never use my cookbooks because I just play around with whatever I have in the kitchen and whatever crazy thought comes to my head of how I want to eat it... I need some kind of motivation (like this) to get me physically into the cookbooks.
I don't know how you normally work an 'elimination' game, but I *love* games so I'm up for pretty much anything!
one thought - a lot of the cookbooks I own aren't specifically vegan - I use them to inspire veganized recipes. Can there be a part of the challenge that includes that type of thing?
otherwise, my library system is pretty awesome for access to cookbooks.
Please, no more elimination games.
Cookbook EG sounds very rude!!!
plus, everyone knows veganomicon is going to win. If we had done this 4 years ago, it woud have been VWAV. j/s
I'll do any challenge that doesn't have Isa books.....Robin Robertson........Donna Klein......anyone but her. Every challenge is all about her...we already have literally hundreds of reviews of her stuff...enough of her.
Tweety, sup with all the haterade? I don't know. I mean, I know she's the most talked about vegan cookbook author and all that, but her books are good. They all have a perspective, with unique recipes, sharp wit, and tons of information. I certainly would not be the cook I am without books like hers. I own a lot of books, but I always come back to Isa's recipes.
what about two separate challenges. a ppk-based cooking challenge (their books, website recipes), and non-ppk?
I liked amy's idea of themes. That way everyone *should* be able to participate in every week if they want to.
And, Tweety I understand about the Isa overload.....was it the last challenge where nearly half of the books were Isa books? But having said that out of my 10 vegan cook books 3 of them are Isa ones.