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I just joined the Daring Bakers and the Daring Cooks, as a means to stretch out my usual repertoire with new and interesting dishes and desserts. The Daring Kitchen is sort of an online phenomenon - hundreds or maybe thousands of food bloggers and non-bloggers alike participate in a monthly challenge to recreate the designated recipe exactly as-is, and post their successes or failures, along with photos and thoughts on the recipe - good or bad.
A little fear has set in, I must say. There are strict deadlines and guidelines, for starters, but some of the past dishes are a little intimidating. For a few examples, The Bakers have tackled:
The Cooks have taken on:
And Gnocchi (The Cooks are a relatively new inception; I couldn't find nearly as many examples).
Just slightly intimidating, no?
Thank you to my longtime friend and perpetual supporter Angela for the inspiration that led me to joining the group! I can't wait to share some new dishes and desserts with my friends. Wish me luck as I muddle through this new adventure, and please stay tuned for Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks posts - I'll post one of each every month among my usual posts. Maybe you'll be inspired to play along also!