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Christmas Cooking Contest

My friends! It is now time to begin our yearly foray into holiday feasting! I know some of you have been scouring your memory for terrible recipes expecting the usual “Bad recipe challenge” but this year, we are aiming to ressurect the glory of days gone by, rather than to call attention to history’s terrible jello moulds and cheese covered fish dishes.

So…

The rules are simple!

Your recipe must come from a reputable source such as a historical book, cookbook, historical reference site, etcetera. It must date from the 1800’s or earlier. It must be an original version of the recipe—meaning you can’t go to a website and see their modern take on it. You have to find the recipe and source modern versions of the ingredients for yourself. The budget is $100 maximum, no minimum. The winner will be decided by your fellows—likes will count as votes.

To enter, you must submit a photo of your finished dish with proof of the date and your own URL, the recipe you found, and your version of it. You can enter as a group or alone. Please use the “suggested tag” “Christmas cooking contest” and be sure to sign your entry with your URL.

The prize will be a a signed book, a $50 gift card to a kitchen site, and a special gift from me.

The deadline is January 31, 12am PST.

Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to write essay after essay on all your creations! This contest is open to anyone, so feel free to reblog this for others! The more the merrier!

Is this a Christmas-exclusive contest or are dishes relevant to other December holidays accepted?

No! Any dish you like. Your peers are voting! Choose a recipe that will gain you votes!

I don’t think I’ll win but it’ll be fun anyway!

Never know until you try

Uh, that looks fun! Although, I will barely hsve a chance to rummage through my moms historical cook books before the holidays! Hm… Or didn’t i have an old* cook book here myself? Must look for it…

Anyways, this will be an interesting challenge!

*definition of old books, when I’m talking about them: must be at least from 1850s or preferably older

The deadline is January 31

THERE ARE MULTIPLE OLD COOKBOOKS ON FADEDPAGE AND GUTENBERG AND SIMON HAS BEEN POSTING THE LINKS TO HIS CREATURE’S COOKBOOK FACEBOOK PAGE ALONG WITH RECIPES FROM TOWNSENDS AND OTHER HISTORICAL COOKING YOUTUBE CHANNELS

Thank you Jill. That was very…informative.

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