I am super excited, this is my first time hosting a Mini Challenge (though my 6th Dewey). Hello to you all, and thank you so much for participating in my Mini-Challenge. How is your reading going? No matter how many or little you’ve read, I hope you are enjoying yourself and having a good time.
Hour 13… I figure I should have thought of something spooky, but maybe half way through the read-a-thon, you are feeling a bit hungry? How about if we cook the books a bit?
For this challenge, You will need to think of a popular title, twist it into a cookbook theme, then give us a little introduction about the book.
Here is a couple of examples:
The Soy Duck Club– Four pairs of mothers and daughters share their favorite recipes in this unusual cookbook. Here you will find authentic family recipes, fondly remembered by the mothers as their childhood favorites in China. Meanwhile, the American-Chinese daughters add their American twist to classics, using easier-to-find ingredients and utensils, as well as preparation methods more suited to our modern, busy lifestyles.
Three Ramen in a Bowl, Not to Mention the Hotdog – From the popular Food Network series, our three hosts travel up and down Mississippi river, sampling what America has to offer. There are American classics like BBQ, crawfish gumbo, as well as international and fusion cuisine found in the metropolitan areas. A must have for foodies and armchair travelers alike!
How to Play:
- Post your reply here in the comment, or post on your blog and enter the link below.
- This mini challenge will run for 3 hours.
- There will be two prizes. One randomly drawn, and one I like the best!
- Prizes: Select one of these yummy books below, or receive a book of your choice up to $12 from Better World Books.
* Tender at the Bones by Ruth Reichl
* The Bizarre Truth by Andrew Zimmern
* Fried Eggs with Chopsticks by Polly Evans
* The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver
* In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
* The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
So, grab a snack to get your creative juice flowing! Any book title will do, but if it’s not a popular title, please include what the original title of the book. As for the synopsis, it doesn’t have to be related to the plot of the original title though if it does it’s more fun.
Thanks for stopping by and participating in the Cooking the Books mini-challenge! Happy Reading!
Wow, thanks all for participating!! I love reading all the replies, so creative and funny. You guys are genius!! Picking my favorite proves to be harder than I imagine as I really love quite a few of them.
Here are the winners:
Mrs. Soule for Hard-to-Miss Fowl
Christina for The Bun Also Rises
Congratulations, and thank you all for playing. Keep it going till Hour 24!