Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Gourmet Project



As a regular visitor to this blog (and I know there are many out there ;-) you will have noticed that I have joined the Food Blog Roll. This roll is a collection of food blogs across the planet. And while browsing through some of the blogs I came across 'The Gourmet Project'. Run by a girl called Teena, it is completely dedicated to one cookbook called 'The Gourmet Cookbook' published by Ruth Reichl (editor of the Gourmet magazine). Teena has the ambition to cook every single recipe in this cookbook. Fairplay to her. I think the eggless Aioli was not a big success but I will have a browse through the blog again to see how the other recipes were doing. At the moment she is on page 889 (not sure if she is going start to finish). Check it out

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Elke,

here is something similar, but in this case about the "French Laundry Cookbook" from Thomas Keller.

http://carolcookskeller.blogspot.com/

All the best,
Martin
www.berlinkitchen.com

Elke said...

Thanks Martin, will have a look. With all these dedicated people, I might have to start a project like this myself. Might start with Denis Cotter. He is my food hero, located in Cork with the best vegetarian restaurant you can imagine. And I have already cooked some of his creations...

Anonymous said...

You´re vegetarian, Elke?!

Martin
www.berlinkitchen.com

Elke said...

Yes, I am a vegetarian. And I am so happy that vegetarian food isn't as boring as it was 20 years ago. If you are ever in Cork, book a table at Cafe Paradiso. Trust me, you will love it. http://www.cafeparadiso.ie/

(by the way, I never ate meat. Parents tried everything. Just didn't like it. But I am pretty good in cooking it ;-)

Irish Wine Contemplations said...

Martin,

How funny to see you posting on a blog from Cork, I enjoy your food posts over on wine-pages very much.


Cheers,
Will

Elke said...

Hahaha...Will, I bet you miss Cork more than you want to admit ;-)We have so much more craic down here...

Anonymous said...

Hi Will,

little world we live in..........

Greetings from sunny Berlin,
Martin

Elke said...

Ouch again....no need to rub the sunshine in.....I am looking out of the window and someone up there is pouring out the water by the bucket load.....so simply a normal Irish summer

Anonymous said...

:-)

And I forget to tell you that it is asparagus season in Germany right now. These lovely white asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise....... YUM, YUM

Martin

Irish Wine Contemplations said...

Spargal Spargal where arth thou Spargal! Excuse the mis-spelling if I have (probably) misspelled. I was often perplexed with Germans fascination with white asparagus.

I don't know of anywhere that you can buy it over here, do they even produce it in Ireland. There is some lovely wild asparagus for sale in Dublin at the moment though.

Nice and sunny up here today too Elke!

Elke said...

Guys..this hurts...Dublin has always nicer weather than us and they win mostly the jackpot in lotto....there is no fairness in the world.

Cafe Paradiso is selling lovely green aspagarus at the moment. I also saw some nice white and green ones at the farmer's market in Cork and at the English Market. Have to admit that I love the green variety more....with a lovely cider cream......hmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Will, it is called SPARGEL

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely the Café Paradiso and the Hotel is charming too.

Martin
www.berlinkitchen.com


P.S. Cork looks very nice! I saw some beautiful photos with the river.

Elke said...

Cork is even better en natura (at least when the suns shines - and yes, Will, we do have sunny days here too). I have eaten in Cafe Paradiso a lot over the years and never went home disappointed. Well worth a visit. The hotel ain't cheap tho but if you can afford it, it is just a short stroll away from the city centre