Saturday, October 9, 2010

Monthly Food Disasters

We all are great cooks, I know we are. There are many blog carnivals around the web, where we weekly show off one of our best recipes. Pretty pictures, delicious flavors, amazed comments... But come on, we also know that our kitchen is not always happy, bright and shiny. So why not to show off our food disasters as well?

Share your most recent or past disaster. Burned cookies, flat bread, imploded cakes and souffles... It will be a great way to exchange comments and receive feedback and maybe find out what went wrong, if you do not know that yet. If you know what you did wrong, your mistakes will be useful for others. At least, to talk about your failures will make you feel a little better. And it will also increase you blog traffic a little, so your disaster will be worth it.

We learn from our mistakes more than from our successes, so please share your disaster with us!

Here's how it works:
  1. Link a blog post describing a recent recipe failure. If you are so lucky that you do not have one, just post a recipe that disappointed you a little. 
  2. Link back here on your blog using my button.
  3. Please, comment here describing briefly what went wrong with your recipe.
  4. Try to comment on other people disasters, so they can learn. Try to be compassionate, your sympathy will at least make them feel better.
  5. If you did not document your disaster, take some nice pics the next time, because you have time until the end of the month to show off you failure!
Link it NOW! You will have the opportunity to link your disaster for the rest of the month.



Melodie said...

What an awesome idea for a carnival! I don't have anything for you yet but that's not to say I don't create disasters, I just don't take pictures or blog about them - yet! Glad this is up for a month. Next time I make a mess in the kitchen I will be sure to think of you and post anyway!

Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said...

I love this idea! You just gave me an excuse to post my crappy recipes along with the ones that turn out! I will definitely be back with a disaster, probably sooner rather than later. :)

a moderate life said...

Hi Matilda! I was checking out your other recipe for bread balls and loved how you adapted some 'crap' and made it into a great recipe. I LOVE the idea for this blog carnival, and I linked a disaster that I also had in sourdough funnily enough. I will be mentioning your GREAT carnival on my thoughts on friday at a moderate life link love so more people can share their "shame" and maybe learn a few things and have a few laughs! Awesome! Alex@amoderatelife

Melynda said...

Hi Matilda, thanks for visiting, I will come back and share in this fun! Lord knows I have had more than my share of kitchen disasters, I usually cheat however and don't publish them! I guess that will have to change LOL. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

Christy said...

Melodie (breastfeedingmomsunite) suggested I post this recipe here - and so I did! LOL love the idea of this meme!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

This is fantastic! I'm following you now. As soon as I get my post together for my failed butternut squash "fries" from last night finished, I'll be linking up.

Anulka said...

My latest disaster was the chocolate cake for Valentine's Day. I forgot to add flour to the dough. I was very disappointed with myself. To make the matter worse I realized that 2 days later.