25 food bloggers. 1 cookbook. Outstanding choices.
When Sara, Ali and I invited several food blogger friends to join us in our inaugural Cookbook Spotlight event, we were all curious to see what everyone would choose from Mitchell Davis's new cookbook, "Kitchen Sense," to make.
And despite initial comments about the lack of photos in the book, half the fun of the event was seeing how fellow food bloggers style and photograph their masterpieces -- so technically, the book does have pictures!
Here's part one of the round up -- Sara has part two at Weekend Cookbook Challenge -- enjoy!
Barbara at Winos and Foodies leads off with this mouth watering Bourbon Bread and Butter Pudding - I'm sure this was the perfect warming dessert for a cold day in Auckland!
Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness let her hubby, Matt, pick the recipe -- he chose the Italian Meatballs. What is it with husbands and meatballs? In any case, Alex got to pitch in and the final result -- an Italian meatball sandwich.
My favorite Cream Puff in Venice, Ivonne, makes exotic, gorgeous desserts -- so no surprise that she happened to randomly pick this exotic, gorgeous recipe: Roasted Figs with Mascarpone Mousse.
As I wrote to Geneve from Geneve's Kitchen when she made this dish: carbs, carbs, carbs. How do you go wrong with a Potato Focaccia? Unfortunately I don't think there's any left for me...is there Geneve?
Alberto, of Il Forno, created the original food blog event -- Is My Blog Burning? so I was thrilled when he graciously accepted the invitation to join. Alberto told me that Southern American cuisine interests him --so no surprise that his entry is a classically Southern dish: Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. I think my arteries started hardening just looking at his picture...
I'm not sure Béa from La Tartine Gourmande sleeps; her output is prodigious. And thank goodness because in addition to making food all the time, her styling and photography are utterly stunning. She made not one, not two, but three recipes from the book: Strawberry Clafoutis, Cherry Clafoutis, and Asian Beef and Watercress salad.
I love reading about Chubby Hubby and his wife S.'s food adventures. CH grew up in the States and was hankering for some American favorites. S. delivered with Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Cream Gravy. I am wondering if this recipe could possibly come close to my Grandma's buttermilk fried chicken? It certainly looks like hers...
The verdict? A great book and a lot of fun. It was also amusing to discover that some bloggers tried the same recipe -- we foodies do think alike when it comes to certain recipes! Thank you to everyone who agreed to join us and help us answer the question -- "What happens when foodies get the same cookbook?"