Blog Appetit

It took me a while to puzzle it out, but I think the Paper Chef has been paid a small compliment. I started getting traffic from Blog Appetit so I went to check it out and it was clearly a food blog event of some kind for French bloggers. My French is good enough to puzzle through things but this was also when the book was underway, so I didn’t pay much attention. It turns out to be a web event that is a little bit like the Paper Chef, except much classier – it is French after all. They have a site devoted to the event and it is organized by a team of five bloggers and is beautifully designed. Every six weeks they will put up two or three seasonal ingredients and invite participants to make a recipe with them and they all get announced together along with a recipe from an invited real French chef. This time around it was two-Michelin-star Michel Portos. This is a wonderful addition to the world of food blogging events and I shall attempt to struggle through participation next time around. They do say that you can participate in English, and as always, they clearly would appreciate any effort to do it in French. But this does inspire me to issue a couple of challenges…
(1) Are there any real chefs out there who would fancy taking on the Paper Chef challenge as guest stars? We can’t guarantee getting you Michelin stars, but we can always SAY that you have them…
(2) Are there any other changes/improvements any of you would like to see in the Paper Chef? We are certainly getting wonderfully creative recipes and some of the ingredient combinations really push people’s thoughts about what they can cook.

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