September 24, 2009

Adding Fuel to the Fire!


I woke up this morning to a really really pleasant surprise! A highlight on! If you haven't heard of this new recipe collective website, get to know it. It's a fabulous idea from ex-NYTimes food reporter, (and author of Cooking for Mr. Latte!) Amanda Hesser, and her friend and fellow food journalist, Merrill Stubbs (who notably worked at the wonderful Flour Bakery in Boston!) Their idea? To create a cookbook filled with the best recipes from homecooks everywhere – posted by you, the homecooks, and then tested and voted upon. Every week they hold these recipe contests and after one year, the winners will be published in a beautiful, glossy, cookbook! So get cooking!

Oh, and here’s the note about Hotplate Confidential:

“On Hotplate Confidential, Erin Culbreth (Hotplate Gourmet on food52) writes about the gorgeous meals she cooks for herself and her boyfriend, detailing both weekend projects and weeknight practicalities. The catch? She does it all with a two burner hotplate, a mini fridge, and a toaster oven. That's it. The most intriguing post? Erin's claim that toaster oven Chocolate Chip Cookies are better than the rest. We may have to try them out in order to judge for ourselves. She's just starting out, but we're looking forward to seeing what else she creates in her truly tiny ‘kitchen’.”

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