Friday, October 10, 2008

Country Challenge, to continue or not...

So many of my wonderful readers have commented that I stopped doing the Country Challenge where I blog about one country and cook from it each week.
I stopped for a few reasons... One is I had a few not so good meals, I also was running out of cookbooks at the library to check out, another is because while trying to cook as authentically as possible, I had a hard time finding ingredients, and lastly, those ingredients are expensive!
However, I did really enjoy learning about and discovering new countries and their food, and it sounds like people actually enjoy learning too!
So...
I'm going to start it back up!
However, this time around I might just do one or two meals, and not an entire week.
Sound good?
Also, please leave feedback on this post, did you like how I did an intro to the country and tell you a bit about it? With the map and flag, or do you just like recipes?
I still read all about it, I just don't want to bore people :)

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

I like knowing a bit about the country, too. BTW, thanks for the treats! Fabulous!

MyRunningJourney said...

I also like hearing about the country! Great idea to cut it down to just a meal or two! Can't wait!!! :)

Tammi said...

Yep, love learning about other countries!!

Just me-Jerri said...

I loved it and was looking forward to more..........I have a foreign exchange student from Hungary and one from South Korea. This also expands our horizons!

Melissa said...

I like learning about the country too! That is part of what makes the whole thing so cool. I'm glad you're starting it back up!

judi.0044 said...

Enjoyed it while you were posting and wondered why you'd stopped. However, you're right about all the reasons for quitting. If you do start again, sounds like your ideas are fine.

Kelly said...

Glad to hear this is coming back. While I enjoy all your posts, these were the most informative to me. I agree, one meal or two is perfect. I imagine that so much research goes into it that anything more is a bonus. I hear you on exotic ingredients being more expensive and the challenges of doing things authentically. Glad this feature is coming back. Perhaps someday it could extend to a challenge like the Daring Bakers. Maybe it's just me, but I'd love to research and cook along with you.