I have an idea for an online food event, and I invite all of YOU to participate!
It's super simple. Every month, a new recipe will be announced and you will have 7 days to make it. The recipes will be chosen based on suggestions from readers, in the comment section. (Rules to be explained more in depth when the first recipe is announced/when I think of some) The dish will be something interesting, that doesn't involve baking or any specialized equipment (and yes, a grill is specialized, since a lot of people don't have one) And we will skip all recipes that call for esoteric ingredients like fennel pollen, temple rice and/or loquats, so everyone around the world can join in. Then, everyone will make the SAME THING.
Yup. That's the idea. Have everyone make the same dish, following a recipe as exactly as you want, or getting all kinds of fancy, then submitting your photo of the completed dish (with any changes, or just noting you followed it exactly) for a fun look at how one recipe can be interpreted in a million different ways.
There will be no judging, just a monthly round up, and hopefully, a lively discussion on what makes a recipe work! (If this sounds a lot like the comment section of Epicurious, that is where the idea came from for sure.)
If this sounds fun to you, please check out (this same post) on my blog Fresh Approach and add your dish suggestions, (And suggestions for a name for this, since I'm stumped!) then go back there on August 12th for the announcement of the first recipe!