Best of luck Adam!
Extra Extra! There’s an article about cook-though blogs like this one in today’s Wall Street Journal. There’s even a quote from me in there. This is the first mainstream media attention The Project has attracted, and I’m honoured to have it come from such a prestigious publication. You can access the article through the WSJ website, there’s also a page of links with excerpts from the cook-through blogs profiled. I discovered a bunch of amazing new blogs, it’s well worth a look.
I was just googling for an online version of a recipe from The Book, and lo-and-behold I discovered another version of The Project. I’ve known about Teena’s take on The Project since I started writing this blog, but I was surprised to discover that Melissa at Cooking Gourmet has been blogging her way through The Book too. She’s been at it since March 2007, and it looks like she’s done about the same number of recipes as I have. Definitely worth checking out. So, are there any other versions of The Project out there? What about other “cook my way through a whole cookbook” blogs worth reading? I’ve been following Carol’s ode to Thomas Keller with her French Laundry at Home project, anyone else I should know about?
I’m pleased to introduce a new food and wine blog to the web. My dining companion has started writing about the restaurants we visit, the wines we drink, the products we love, and her experiences as devotee of the good life in Montreal. I look forward to her lessons in leisure, and invite you all to follow along.
I’ve added her new site to the blogroll, along with a few other food sites I’ve been reading. I’m loving Carol’s The French Laundry at Home. She’s cooking her way through Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry Cookbook. When I complain about convoluted and arduous recipes in The Book, I just think of poor Carol.
I get a real kick out of gamecakes‘ pictures of video-game themed confections. High-tech gadgets are designed to look edible, and this takes it to the logical conclusion.
So, what else should I be following along with? I’m always interested in great food blogs, particularly people doing similar projects to mine. If there’s something I should check out, by all means let me know in the comments.
And now for a minor update on the state of The Project. The most recent recipe posted was #113. This summer I challenged myself to write 60 posts in 60 days, and get #113 posted by September 14th. I failed miserably in that challenge, my two month project took three-and-a-half. I’ve been pretty good about keeping a steady ground-eating pace to my write-ups though. I’m catching up on my backlog, and I’m happy to say I’m only 32 recipes behind. The day that I have to go to the kitchen and cook something before I can write my next review is within sight.
Turns out I’m not the only one hellbent on cooking their way through The Book. Teena over at http://thegourmetproject.blogspot.com has been doing exactly the same thing for more than a year. She’s done 379 to date, which makes me believe it’s possible I’ll eventually finish.
Want a second opinion? Want to know how the fish would have turned out if I hadn’t burned it? Like the project but hate my writing? Just can’t get enough Gourmet Cookbook recipe reviews? Then check her out.