Tuesday 1 January 2013

2013 food challenges

My attempts at 2012's food challenges was beyond dismal, and while I have some decent excuses, instead of starting from scratch I think I'm just going to bring most of 2012's challenges into 2013.

One or two items will be switched out for various reasons. For instance, it's going to be quite impossible to make a week of Wings when it turns out the husband doesn't like chicken wings. Strange, but true. I'll just switch that week to Chicken and hopefully I can cover off some similar recipes using drumsticks instead.

There are some other switches, and a few replacements for the measly four items I managed to complete in 2012, but otherwise most have moved over into 2013.

Wish me luck!

A week of recipes based on
Non-alcoholic drinks

Recreate a food memory
Hartsyard’s truffled cheese fondue
Lindt & SprĂĽngli's chocolate covered ganache apricots
Ash Street Cellar’s chorizo, artichoke & lemon tapa
Marque's roquefort, beetroot, raspberry & guava dessert

Attempt a coveted dish
Cha Traop Dot (smoky Cambodian eggplant & pork)
Monkey Bread (American cinnamon cake)
Francesinha (Portuguese sandwich)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Pastel de Tres Leches (Mexican three milk cake)
Karfiolleves (Hungarian paprika & cauliflower soup)

Create my own version of
Pecan shortbread
Adaptation of a Noma recipe
Honeydew melon recipe
Rosemary lemonade

Cook a recipe from this book
Momofuku by David Chang & Peter Meehan
My Abuela's Table by Danielle Germaine
The Silver Spoon by Domus
Simple Pleasures by Annabel Langbein

Candy thermometer
Miracle fruit tablets
Photography soft light cube
Deep fryer (I know I really shouldn't, but I wants it!)

What do you hope to attempt in 2013?


  1. Wishing you a Happy New Year and encouragement to get through that long list of 'to dos'!

    1. thanks Sara. i think the trick is to do as many as possible as soon as possible...

  2. Good luck! What are those miracle fruit tablets??

    1. they are these tablets that make sour things taste sweet: http://miraclefrooties.com.au

  3. love this idea, especially the memory ones and the cookbook ones.

  4. Hello darling, lovely blog here! Wanna follow each other? Let me know through comments... it would be great to keep in touch =)
    Happy New Year!
    Last time by Ylenia Labate

    1. ciao! grazie mille.

      mi piace il tuo blog anche. e adoro tantissimo i tuoi stivaletti borchiati.

      buon'anno nuovo!

  5. Just found your blog via post on Pinterest! Love it!!!
    I had to laugh when I saw your husband does not like chicken wings..... while my husband adores chicken and wants to eat it most evenings since his heart attack in 2006 - he too will not eat wings!!
    :( Thanx for so many great recipes!<3


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