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#1 Mon 22 Jun 09 11:11am

Tara

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From Melbourne Australia
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Weekly Cooking Challenge

After some discussion in this thread below a few of us decided this may be worth a try. 

http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewto … 66&p=1

The goal is to get members of the site, new and old, experienced and novice to try new dishes.  Due to peoples varied dietary needs and seasonal differences there are 3 challenge choices to choose from.  You have one week to create the challenge dish.  Feel free to post the recipe, and or experience of making it, in this thread, foodwise or in the member blog section, so others can also gain from your experience.  If you post your creation in this thread and have also posted elsewhere, please provide a link to your creation.  Feel free to play around with traditional recipes and create new ones.

For the first challenge White Rabbit suggested - Instead of picking one recipe we get people to choose what they like (helps with seasonality) from the list on the website http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes  - So one category a week, from Jamies recipe section, will need to be chosen for the challenge.

For the second challenge two ingredients will be posted each week.  A meal has to be created using those two ingredients.  This meal should be a known dish, one you have always wanted to try, if you're hard up for ideas use the website search function and put in the two ingredients, something is bound to come up that you like. *Vegetarians, and those who may have an allergy to an ingredient, may need to change one of our challenge ingredients to suit their needs.  If you post your creation after changing the ingredient, it would be great if you could note why you had to replace an ingredient for the benefit of others learning from your recipe. 

The third challenge uses the same two ingredients for the second challenge, but the recipe must be “original”; not taken from another site or book or person, it must be your own creation. 

All recipes must be in by the end of the week, Sunday for the Southern hemisphere Monday for the Northern hemisphere, give or take a degree.

We have tried to make it diverse with 3 challenges so everyone can have a go. 

We're kind of hoping a Jamie ‘forum moderator’ may take over the challenge suggestions, to save confusion and frustration.  If this is a sucess maybe the team for jamieoliver.com could offer a small prize for the recipe of the month, like an egg whisk or cook book from the online shop. 

This week’s challenge will be kicked off with an idea given by White Rabbit for challenge 1, and another by Chelletic for challenge 2 and 3. 

If you want to submit your idea for the weekly challenges I have created an email address for this purpose.  Just send me an email after the new challenge for the week has been posted. You can send me an email by clicking on my name, it will take you to my profile, just click on “Send e-mail”.  I will choose the first person to email me that week.  I will reply to you if you got in as the “Inspirational Cook”, if you don’t respond back to me with in 2 days saying you still want to do it, I will have to pass it on to the next person, I’ll notify you if that is the case.  We can all take it in turn, first in first served. If you have had a turn, leave it for a month and give other members a chance to put their ideas in.  *I’m a little late this week but if its your turn  to be the Inspirational Cook, please post it in this thread on Monday UK time.  That’s Sunday for us southerners.   

Please post in here if you have any suggestions for changes that may work better.  If doing the challenge once week is too much we can always edit and stretch it out a bit.

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#2 Mon 22 Jun 09 11:15am

Tara

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Occupation Mother, Best Friend, home trained cook.
From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sat 22 Dec 07

Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

Week 1

Challenge 1 –

Suggested by - The White Rabbit

Go to this link and choose a risotto - http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/risotto

Challenge 2 –

Suggested by - Chelletic

With chicken breast and potato create a dish inspired by a something you have always wanted to try, one already in existence.

Challenge 3 –

Suggested by - Chellectic

Using the ingredients chicken breast and potato, create a dish totally unique to the culinary world, as dish stamped with your name.

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#3 Mon 22 Jun 09 11:20am

Luvmegrub

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Member since Fri 22 Aug 08

Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

I'm in with the risotto.  I'll read the instructions in post 1 later, mum's taxi is required!

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#4 Mon 22 Jun 09 12:16pm

The White Rabbit

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Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

I'm in for risotto and I might try one of the others too.

I think we should make allora have a handicap, perhaps getting someone else to take any photos of her dishes.

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#5 Tue 23 Jun 09 1:03am

Tara

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From Melbourne Australia
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Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

The White Rabbit wrote:

I think we should make allora have a handicap, perhaps getting someone else to take any photos of her dishes.

lol  lol  and standing on her head. 

I'm drawn to the chicken breast and potatos, I'm hoping a good idea comes to me today or tomorrow. I havent bought chicken breast in about 5 years.

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#6 Tue 23 Jun 09 11:00am

dukegus

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From Greece
Member since Fri 21 Mar 08

Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

Amazing idea! I'm in for the risotto too, I'll go with this because it's cheap and I can find all the ingredients easily!

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/riso … d-dried-ch

Hope moderators take oven and make something like a vote for every week or make things easier. This will help all of us try new dishes! Hope this works  crossed  thumbsup  thumbsup

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#7 Tue 23 Jun 09 11:13am

shammrok

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From Up the garden path...Tasmania
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Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

Hi Guys,

My first efforts for the challenge are on my blog.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/riso … on-risotto

I made jamie's asparagus, mint and lemon risotto.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=47628

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chic … y-potatoes

Chicken breast  and Bombay potatoes by jamie.


http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=47629

http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=47669

Poached chicken  breast and asparagus, camembert, marjoram and lemon zest filling in a baked potato.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=47631

Last edited by shammrok (Wed 24 Jun 09 2:53am)

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#8 Tue 23 Jun 09 11:33am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

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#9 Tue 23 Jun 09 1:14pm

Tara

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Occupation Mother, Best Friend, home trained cook.
From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sat 22 Dec 07

Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

Ah wow, you guys are brilliant  thumbsup

Nice blog job WR  yummy

Going ape droppings Shammy  yikes 

*Giggling with OH staring at me funny* big_smile

I've been contemplating the chicken and potato and will have a pie together by the weekend.  Will be borrowing brother inlaws camera on his phone for pics since my phone wont communicate with my puter and my cam is dead.  Im too excited  lol

Last edited by Mrs_Master (Tue 23 Jun 09 1:15pm)

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#10 Tue 23 Jun 09 1:21pm

shammrok

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Re: Weekly Cooking Challenge

Mrs_Master, I used what I had in the kitchen and fridge to make my third option.

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