Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cooking Challenge: Around the World in 80 Days

I don't know about you, but my childhood was littered the stories I read. Tales of cunning and adventure thrilled my tiny heart, and stories with romance and fun just fueled my ever more imaginative games. I wasn't allowed to watch much television, but one of the things we were allowed was the animated 'Around the World in 80 Days'.

A tale of wagers, spies, fast travel, and romance, the story captivated me, and I dreamt of travelling to France, Egpyt, India, and America, helping them on their quest around the world. And while I no longer believe that Phileas Fogg is truly a lion (what? it seemed reasonable to me!), I would still love to travel to those places. While chained to my post, however, I can but dream, and travel through the medium of food.

I'd like to suggest a challenge.

Every month for the duration of 15 months (there are 15 cities that they visited), we'll travel from city to city with Phileas Fogg and his friends, cooking a dish from the area they would've been in, all posting on the same day (or as close as possible to it).

This way, we'll follow his adventures, learn a bit about each country's culture and food, and get to make something fun and out of the ordinary.

It's just one meal, one blog post a month, who's in?

Sign up in the comments if you're keen, and I'll make a list of everyone who's participating!

The countries are as follows:

Around the world in 80 days  
  1. London, England 
  2. Paris, France 
  3. Brindisi, Italy 
  4. Suez, Egypt
  5. Bombay, India
  6. Allahabad, India
  7. Calcutta, India
  8. Singapore, Singapore
  9. Hong Kong, China
  10. Yokohama. Japan
  11. San Francisco, America
  12. Omaha, America
  13. New York, America
  14. Liverpool, England
  15. London, England

Who's with me?

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  1. I'm in, this seems like it'll be fun.

  2. I wrote a post about the challenge on my blog, it might get more people to join in. The post

  3. Brilliant everyone! keep reposting it, and let's see how many people we can get to sign up!
    Thanks for the repost, cassey!

  4. Wow! This challenge sounds like so much fun.

    Count me in! :)

  5. Hi,
    I would love to be part of this!

    Olive Niemand (Twitter)

  6. I'm in! Sounds like a great challenge!


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