Wednesday, 1 January 2014

random recipes - #36 new year, new book



... let's begin with wishing you all the most tremendous new year... may it be a happy and healthy one for you and for all those you love... and so we've been down this road before but not for a year or two so i've decided to revisit an old favourite as there's nothing we love more than cooking from our new cookbooks and i'm almost certain that being food lovers we all received cookbooks from those we loved this year... oddly enough I only received one cookbook this christmas... I think people are scared to know what I have and what I don't but the one I did receive is beautiful... Daylesford - A Love For Food packed with recipes from the fresh food delivery company who are dedicated to growing, producing and cooking 'real' food... i've been oohing and aahing over it since christmas day but not had a chance to cook from it yet, so thankfully this gives me the excuse I need...


... and as I reach down to pick the book up to randomly pick a page the book opens itself naturally on page 184 and a rather glorious looking Cheddar, Potato and Onion Pie... I am very excited...


so here are the rules:

1. randomly select a book from your new books... you can do this any number of ways, I like to count them all, assign each one a number and then randomly draw a book out of the hat but you could throw them all up in the air and select the one that hits you... I leave the selection process to you

2. take that book and open it at a random page

3. cook the recipe on this page... and don't cheat... do it with a friend in the room who will make you stick to it... it's a challenge after all and you're only cheating yourself... this is specifically designed to take you out of your comfort zone...!

4. you may change the recipe for dietary or monetary or seasonal availability reasons only

5. post it up on your blog, with a link to this page and then email me with a link at dominic(@)belleaukitchen.co.uk so I know you've joined in, you can also attach the badge to show people you're taking part.

6. tweet your entry including the hashtag #randomrecipes and I will retweet all I see

7. challenge deadline is Jan 28th.

eat and of course, enjoy!


22 comments:

  1. No new books for me this year - was a little upset about this. But I did get a vintage 1986 magazine chocolate supplement in my stocking which was cool, so will use that.

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  2. What a joy! I have two new books looking forward to this.

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  3. Oh man - I could be off on a pickled herring adventure. One cookbook for me - a vintage paperback from the 1970s of "Cooking the Scandinavian Way". Every recipe seems to need a cup of mayonnaise, and quite a few of them have ingredients but no quantities - could be very random indeed!

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  4. Fab. I got Rick Stein's 'India'. Curry feast for us then!

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  5. Ooooh I got three new books, anybody got a three-sided coin I can toss?

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  6. Fab, i brought 4 new books, so will be entering :-) x

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  7. I got I've book which has been in my wish list for ages so I'm really excited to bake something from it. I did buy myself a few books just before Xmas - might throw them in the mix too :)

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  8. I didn't get any for xmas (which am totally happy with!) so need to think what I got last ... think was a Rachel Allen one ..

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  9. Gosh ... between Ottolenghi, Nigel Slater, and MFK Fisher, I can't lose! Let's see what number comes up!

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  10. I got 'Save With Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less' for Christmas. I'll enter and will post a report on www.cookingforfun101.com followed by email and tweet etc.
    Looking forward to it. :-)

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  11. My family knows me too well. I got two cookbooks this year!

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  12. NO new books for me too, but I will choose a new "review" book that was sent towards the end of last year!

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  13. My challenge recipe is up: http://www.cookingforfun101.com/jamie-olivers-perfect-roast-pork/
    Have emailed you Dominic and tweeted as well. Great challenge. Looking forward to your next one. :-)

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  14. Happy New Year. Looks like another great year of Challenges.

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  15. Happy New Year darl! This has made me realise that I didn't get any new cookbooks for Christmas. Waah! I might have to go out and buy one to make up for it...

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  16. It seems like ages since I got a new cookbook. Maybe I should go on a tour of the local charity shops to find something new. Happy new year.

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  17. Just emailed to sign up, fingers crossed for a good recipe! :)

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  18. I think I may have broken rule 4. Several times. In fact I think I've smashed the entire rule to pieces!

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  19. Bring it on then, I just got a new boo this week. I will use that one then, it fits perfectly to the cooking theme on my blog this month, too.

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  20. Hmm I got a novel not a cookery book so might have to get inventive!

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  21. Oooh, good one, Dom! I got several new cookbooks for Christmas and haven't cooked yet from any of them. Happy New Year to you!

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  22. No new books for me either, but I have taken a new book out of the library and won one - so I am going to choose between them and then randomly pick a recipe. esp, as i Still have time to participate.

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