Friday, September 12, 2008

Blog Event: Low and Slow (Boulud or Stevens cookbook prize)

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I can't get enough of slow cooking... braises, stews... anything which cooks for a lonnnngggg time on lowwwwww heat. So I'm taking a stab at a monthly blog event - called Low and Slow - on that very topic since I haven't come across one yet and because I'd love to learn from you all. I hope you participate! To make it a little more fun, for this round I'm going to send the person with the most interesting submission their choice of either a copy of Daniel Boulud's Braise or Molly Stevens' All About Braising.

Low and Slow Guidelines

The When
This round will be over October 15, 2008. You can submit more than once - this is about having fun and sharing after all!

The What
We want to keep this flexible: it can be vegetarian or with meat; it can be cooked in the oven or on the stove top; it can be a braise, a daube, a stew, a chili, a slow barbecue, and more. The key is that it is a dish that requires long cooking (at least an hour) at relatively low temperatures where flavors mix together in delightful ways.

How to submit
Put a link back to here in your post, and either send an email to larder (at) constable.net, or post a comment here with a link back to your recipe and pictures.

The cookbook
As mentioned, we'll send the person with the most interesting or irresistable submission their choice of either a copy of Daniel Boulud's Braise or Molly Stevens' All About Braising. For this first Low and Slow event, Lisl and I will pick the "winning" recipe.

Round-up
After the deadline, I'll post a summary of all the submissions with links and pictures (so please only submit if you are willing to let me put a picture on here that links back to your blog)

UPDATE: Roundup posted here. Thanks all!

26 comments:

Jo said...

ohhhh! Love this idea and certainly will be entering! Thanks! :)

Giff said...

excellent Jo! Can't wait :)

kellypea said...

Great idea! Perfect season for it, too. So many ideas....Have you posted it on Is My Blog Burning? yet?

Giff said...

why, I hadn't discovered Is my blog burning yet!

Nate-n-Annie said...

How about barbecue? As in slow-smoked ribs, pork shoulder or beef brisket?

Giff said...

nate-n-annie - absolutely! I'll add that above.

I just hope no one asks about thawing frozen food for 3 hours. ;-)

Zen Chef said...

Ohhh.. I'm thinking braised lamb shoulder with moroccan spices. :-)

Giff said...

damn you Zen, now I'm starving ;-)

Ivy said...

Great event, count me in.

Giff said...

Great Ivy! Can't wait :)

Ivy said...

Hi Giff. Here's my entry for the event.

http://kopiaste.org/2008/10/sofrito/

Giff said...

Thank you Ivy, and thank you to the folks sending in email submissions!

Laura said...

I hope this is a regular event--from September through May I braise on a regular basis, and I even braise occasionally in the summer too. YUM.

Giff said...

I hope so Laura. I love it too, and am always looking for new recipes and styles. I'm counting on the blogosphere to help stretch my horizons here!

Lisa said...

I do love this idea! Here is my recipe at nffoodie.wordpress.com

Giff said...

thank you lisa :)

Pam said...

I love cooking low and slow! Here are a couple of entries for this event. Thanks Giff!

http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/mexican-beef-stew.html

http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/2008/09/beef-stew.html

Thank you for hosting a great event!

Giff said...

very cool, thank you Pam

Priya said...

Hi Giff...

Here come my entry for low n slow..
http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/spicy-baked-chicken.html

Thanks N Happy Event

Mansi said...

hi there! just posted an entry for your event!

http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2008/10/chana-masala-recipe-chickpea-curry.html

Giff said...

thank you priya and mansi :)

bee said...

dear giff,
it's here.
http://jugalbandi.info/2008/10/tempeh-chili-con-frijoles-vegan-chili/

Giff said...

nice looking chili there bee :)

kellypea said...

Ahhh...nothing like being incredibly late with my post in spite of all my well-intentioned planning. Here's my entry:
http://sassandveracity.typepad.com/sass_veracity/2008/10/brined-pork-roast-with-mushroom-sage-polenta-and-collards.html

Giff said...

Thanks kelly, and everyone. I can't wait to post the roundup (hopefully tomorrow)

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