Monday, January 14, 2008

Kama Sutra Iron Chefs

The Cooking Kama Sutras are taking it up a notch. To spice up our website a bit and bring a little more excitement and inspiration into our kitchens, I've decided to start a little Iron Chef Challenge. Once a week -- or when we have time or when we feel like it -- we will post a new secret ingredient. The challenge will be, much like the Iron Chef show to try to come up with the best recipe you can which really features the best qualities of that ingredient. It can be something that you invent from scratch, something you have made a hundred times before but just want to share it with other people, or a new recipe from your cookbook collection or internet database. It can be an appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination. The only rules are that after the secret ingredient is listed, you will have a certain period of time in which to select your recipe, prepare it, taste test it, and then post it and review it before we pick the next secret ingredient. Even if the recipe turns out to be a total flop, go ahead and post it anyway and give your honest critique. You still get credit for participating.

I would love for as many people to participate as possible. If you want to join in the fun but aren't already on the list of contributing chefs just let me know and I will add you. Unlike the real Iron Chef show (Japanese or American depending on your tastes) among the Kama Sutra Iron Chefs there are no winners and losers. This is just a fun opportunity to share our excitement over cooking and help us to gain more experience in the kitchen as we try new things.

And with that, the first ever Kama Sutra Iron Chef secret ingredient is going to be ...


...of any kind. I thought I would start us off with something easy so that everyone would be comfortable taking a shot at it. Still with such a simple household staple product as potatoes, I will be interested to see the incredible variety of dishes that people come up with. Everyone has until January 24th to submit their recipe before we pick a new secret ingredient. Ready...Set...Cook!


The Irishman said...


I would love to join the Iron Chef cook off. Can you add me to the list?


Cindy said...

Awesome! Our first guy chef! I sent you the invitation via email. If you have trouble receiving it or getting set up let me know. Can't wait to hear about what you cook up!