Paper Chef 25 Ingredient Update

Not a long post this time – just an update on where we stand. First off, the event will start properly next Wednesday, Sept 5th, when I’ll announce the three random ingredients. Then on Friday September 7th I’ll announce the ‘special’ fourth ingredient and you’ll have until the following Wednesday Sept 12th at noon PST to make a dish using the four ingredients and write a post about it in your blog.

The current ingredient list from which the random three wil be selected is: Chile peppers, zucchini (courgettes), crawfish (crayfish), scallions (spring onions), cocoa nibs, italian prune plums, saffron, blueberries, olives, chicken, peaches, rosemary, five spice (the chinese blend of five spices), ‘skin’ (presumably of anything), basil, smoked swordfish, cod roe and aubergine (eggplant).

This is a much more exciting list and we could get some really challenging combinations out of it (blueberries, cocoa nibs and cod roe anyone?). There is still time for more – so keep nominating ingredients in the comments or via email until Wed Sept 5th….


  1. I’m looking at all these ingredients and thinking… Caraway seeds!! Or (looks out the window into the garden)… Lemon Cucumbers!!

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