Remember what I said last week about good things happening in threes? Well, I hate to break it to my former nanny, but she’s wrong.
Sometimes, good things happen in TWOS!
Late last night, I had an e-mail from my lovely friend Courtney of Coco Cooks. Once again, she was quicker on the ball than me and she advised me to check out the Times Online’s list of Top 50 Food Blogs in the World. Dutifully, I clicked the link and was thrilled to see some of my friends and favourite sites there – David Lebovitz, Becks & Posh, Lucullian Delights, What’s For Lunch, Honey?, the lovely Nordljus and fellow-Londoner A Slice of Cherry Pie. But wait… what’s this lurking in the mid 40’s??? It’s ME! Yup, CookSister snuck in at 46 (out of the approximately 33,000 food blogs in existence!).
So if you arrived here today as a result of the Times’ Top 50 Food Blogs article (or – the other good thing – my mention in their Top 10 Food Blogs for the Home Cook article last week), welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit! Have a browse through my recipe index, sneak a peek at my photographs, and feel free to subscribe to CookSister via e-mail or RSS feed!
And while you are here, I am going to ask shamelessly for your help.
I am part of a wonderful group of food bloggers called BloggerAid who have decided to stop shaking their heads in dismay at the state of the world and instead, start working on improving things. BloggerAid’s principal aim is to raise awareness of world hunger and to raise funds for the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), an international organisation working to alleviate hunger around the globe. More specifically, we have chosen to support the WFP’s School Meals programme which aims to supply a hot nutritious meal to schoolchildren in the world’s poorest countries, as an incentive to parents to keep children in school and thereby break the cycle of poverty.
In BloggerAid’s most ambitious fundraising project to date, we are going to publish a cookbook and every cent raised is going to go to the WFP. Which is where YOU come in! We don’t want your money – just your recipe! All you need to do is to send us one original recipe (e.g. your special banana bread, or your Aunty Mary’s secret pasta sauce – any recipe that’s not from a recipe book or a website), in MS Word format, either with or without a picture – and we will do the rest. Full details on how to submit a recipe are available here. But please don’t blog the recipe – we want the book to be full of never-seen-before exclusives and surprises to encourage people to buy it. Submissions are open until the end of March, so what are you waiting for? Get submitting! Not only is it for an excellent cause – just think how good it will feel to see your name and recipe in a glossy cookbook!
Thank you in advance, and normal foodie transmission will resume tomorrow 🙂