Wednesday, 29 October 2008

a request

I have a request to make; earlier this year I took over the Paper Chef, this venerable virtual food competition and I did that with pleasure, regarding it as an honour that Owen let me do it. I still love Paper Chef but I have a little problem. Initially I meant to let the winner of each month to do the roundups and the judging but as it did complicate things a bit because the time limits were not always respected etc, I decided to do it all by myself and it has rolled on quite well so far but even though it is not that hard to keep up with it, I do have other things going on in my life and sometimes they take over, like this month for example. This weekend was supposed to be a Paper Chef weekend but I forgot it. Not a big deal, we'll do it next weekend instead, but still, it is a sign that I need help so now I ask if there is someone out there who would be interested in co-hosting the Paper Chef with me? One, two or three people who are really serious about it and who wants to keep this great event alive? If you are interested, please email me at luculliandelights AT gmail DOT com and we can se if this is something for you. There are no real heavy obligations attached to it, I just want the roundups to be posted a day or two after the deadline on the Paper Chef blog and that you keep up the correspondence with the judges when you are in charge. And that you remember the dates. I have a couple of ideas of improvements that I will add here soon but I am open for your suggestions as well! I might not use them but I still would appreciate it!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Winners announced!

OK, the results are up! A big Thank You to Pia for judging and being so fast!

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Thursday, 9 October 2008


So it is time for the roundup of Paper Chef 33! Six entries and all quite different, I didn't expect that but I always forget about how creative food bloggers are! And how differently we think one from another! Fortunately so I say, especially when I see these entries, each and every one inspired! Remember the ingredients? They were rice, ginger, beetroot and apples. Pia, you won't have an easy choice here - Good Luck!

First out are Kay and Dana from Besides Pizza, a mother-daughter who have participated once before, this time they have made a bursting of goodness Really Red Apple Pie Crisp full of apples, ginger and beetroots. Inviting!

Duncan from Syrup and Tang is doing the PC for the first time and he made Beetroot and ginger layered kuih with apple purée, an inspired interpretation of a Malaysian /Indonesian dish. Mouthwatering!

Prtybrd (pronounce that one if you can! She does have a normal name but I'm not sure she wants me to use it) of Culturally Confused is also a first timer and her entry is Ginger Rice Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Beet Compote that has a most fantastic colour! Enticing!

Next out are Mike and Paul from Eat Me! I am so happy that they continue to participate in the Paper Chef as Paul's stopped food blogging (Paul, that's a reproach you know-get going again!) and this is the only time they appear in my rss reader. Anyway this time Paul has made an inviting Green Apple Risotto with Beetroot and Ginger “agrodolce” and Walnuts. Alluring!

Now Magnus of Amsterdam has outdone himself, he has not only made one entry, he has made a whole menu of three dishes! Smoked mackerel on an apple salsa with a beetroot sauce and a beetroot cracker, Rice coated sea wolf on lentils in a beetroot broth and Fluffy rice pudding with apple gel, poached beetroot with a beetroot syrup. Amazing!

And I made Beetroot and Ricotta Mousse with Ginger, Thyme and Balsamic Vinegar Served in Rice baskets and Topped with Apple Garnish.

People's Choice-Vote for you favourite!
Kay and Dana-Really Red Apple Pie Crisp
Duncan-Beetroot and ginger layered kuih with apple purée
Prtybrd-Ginger Rice Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Beet Compote
Paul-Green Apple Risotto with Beetroot and Ginger “agrodolce” and Walnuts
Magnus-Three course menu
Ilva-Beetroot and Ricotta Mousse with Ginger, Thyme and Balsamic Vinegar
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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

attention please!

Hold on, there will be a PC short list but Pia of Serendipity, Synchronicity and Saffron who is this month's judge, is travelling today and she told me that she would post the 4 ingredients as soon as she could later today. Just to be on the safe side I have decided to move the deadline from the 7th to the 8th so that we all have time enough to create a lot of interesting entries!
So keep your eyes open!

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