9.12.09

Kitchen Mishaps - Event Announcement!


Cooking Disasters - Share, Laugh and Learn!!!

Kitchen Mishaps - Event Announcement:

Many (at least few, who spoke to me offline) think, that I am a decent cook! My friends were so excited that I cooked (huh, at least I could trick them into believing that). Some unknown sweet friend asked me 'how to make Christmas fruit cake'(to me?!). Gosh, wish she had seen my Lousy Cake Episode!

Last Christmas, I made a major fire accident in my house...left a pot of oil on the hot stove and stepped out for shopping...after that terrible experience, I had a huge success rate of avoiding host parties altogether!!!

Very rarely(frequently), when it turns out completely inedible...I bury those in my backyard (Yes, I am a sneaky person). Sometimes I take pictures (why? why? how could I?)...just to release copyright free pictures, ha ha. (See, my damn pictures have been plagiarized several times, just a revenge).

Theme:

Cooked anything that was totally unpalatable(accidentally or intentionally)! Come on, feel free to share with me.

Do you have a funny story related to cooking disaster! What could be more fun than self-deprecating?! Please share and laugh with us.

What were the kitchen mishaps that still haunt you?

Rules and Regulations:

1. Lousy food pictures are invited but not mandatory.

2. Interesting anecdotes, food pictures and recipes are most welcome.

3. All are invited (Newbie, amateurs, experienced cook and chefs) and don't be shy.

4. Multiple entries are encouraged. If you have a previous entry for this theme(just in case)! Please re post them and link back to this Event Announcement.

5. Non-Bloggers - please mail me your experiences, recipes and photographs.

6. Bloggers - Please add the logo to your post and link back to this Event Announcement.

7. Send me your entries to malargandhi@hotmail.com with the following details.

Subject - Kitchen Mishaps

Name:
Blog name:
Recipe name:
Recipe URL:
A photo of the final dish:

Entries posted from today onwards is taken into account, preferably before January 15th of 2010.

Looking forward to host my first event and the roundup could be pretty much expected before the last week of January 2010.

66 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hehe!!!! You are going to be flooded with posts :):) No one can vouch for disaster-free cooking in their kitchen ever. Interesting topic.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very interesting....i have deleted lot of recipies,must have saved it for this event.Will try sending something....

n33ma said...

Very Interesting event.Def count me in.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very unusual and a interesting theme..before marriage there used to be many..but now little less but will send in my entries if i have one disasater in the kitchen;:)

priya said...

man, what an idea!!...superb malar...i think i ll be the first to post ur entry, coz i have many!...loved ur theme!

Rohini said...

LOL...Funny that you ask today, because even yesterday I had a mishap in my kitchen and out of frustation threw away all the flour without even giving a second thought how to correct it!! :D
Sure, I'll be first person to stand in the long line ;)

Priya said...

Haha such a beautiful theme..eager to see the roundup..

Nandini said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! When I was a n00b in cooking, I sure did experience disasters! Anyway, this will bring fun and thrill!

Shama Nagarajan said...

That's truly a different theme dear...

sangeeta said...

ha ha ..
marvelous ideas of a (mis)happening party...

Akal's Saappadu said...

hahahah, Malar, then, I would be the one who'll be sending so many entries for the event :):) you're not alone, I 've burnt many casseroles too!!

interesting theme, I love the this event, you know why? it changes from the usual and at least I 'll not feel that I'm the only person who does disasters in the kitchen!!!and can see all the blunders of other "home chefs" too, hehehe
I have so many nice photos for that, hehehe, I'll join in heartly but hope my sweet visitors don't disappear after that :):)

Sarah Naveen said...

thats a wonderful event..Cooking disasters were a perfunctory thing a year back..Now i got better i believe...[:)]..Though i never made a fire , i have had a similar experience of leaving a fry pan with some oil on the hot stove, and went for a walk.Something reminded me on the way and i ran back...if i had been a little late. oh!!! i cnt even imagine...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Malar
Thats a great theme indeed. Greater part of my working life was associated with disaster management in hazardous chemical plants and in Oil and Gas.
So let me formulate a disaster recipe and cook it !! Jokes apart , let me try to remember some
Have a nice weekend

prasu said...

wow............good event dear.....most of us have these experiences in kitchen....all those are burried in backyards and dustbins....expecially my bin tells the stories of my mishaps.......

myspicykitchen said...

hahaha... nice event... I have a few recipes that were disaster... wanted to blog about it and never got to do it yet... expect at least one disaster from my kitchen... :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Ha ha ha ...what a theme Malar:) I am sure your inbox will be flooded with entries. I too have something share...though I have not clicked the disasters (who wants to show case them, I thought). Waiting to see the round up.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very funny theme. Just I got a comedy flashed in my mind...Any way Malar, logically you cannot go and leave the following usual comment like us "This dish looks delcious. Can you please send this to my event... " He he..just kidding:)

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Interesting event Malar..hehehe...:)

Sujatha said...

a very different theme! I will participate for sure, but I'm more looking forward to reading everyone's post than contributing.. :-)

Gulmohar said...

lol...that is an interesting event :-)

Swapna Sree said...

Funny and Interesting theme......

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great event! I will see if I have enough time to participate!

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie's Recipes said...

A very interesting and fun event!

fatima said...

Hello Malar, thanks for your post on my blog. We have all had many mishaps in the kitchen! I will try to blog about it soon. Thanks for stopping by at http://blog.frythool.com
~fatima

Palidor said...

That sounds like fun! Although I usually get rid of my failures and pretend they never happened, I could definitely submit something... just recently, I screwed up a dessert AND took pictures! What was I thinking??

Springbird said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know abt the event.Will try to be a part.

Faiza Ali said...

hehehe...nice theme ;) Will surely try to participate.

Dolly said...

Dear Malar - thats a wonderful theme. Mishaps do happen and It gets so frustrating at that very moment. But later on those memories do make you smile. Would surely love to participate.

Uma said...

LOL, really a very nice and funny theme for an event Malar! I am sure you will be flooded with many entries. I will also try to send something :) Happy Hosting.

Swarna said...

ha ha ha..who wouldnt have had that eperience, unfortunately never took a picture of them, count on me.

Yasmeen said...

I had many mishaps in kitchen,quite a few burnt dishes,spilled foods ,appliance tragedies,you name it.I'll definitely share one :D

notyet100 said...

i hve in my old post will send tha to u m..hpppy hostin,..

Gita said...

Very interesting event Malar...count me in dear...I have lots to go :)

PJ said...

That's an unusual theme!!have one in my archives will send it for sure

now i am eager to see the roundup!!!Happy hosting

Spice said...

Dear Malar, aab itne pyar se tum purane jakham kuredne (scratching the old wounds)ko kah rahi ho to kaise mana kare....who can refuse u, and on top of that u want us to document all that.....let's see burn milk, sabji with no salt, burned roti which gets more vote & that will be the entry for the event....oh & just in case I don't find anything I did something today morning only(before getting your message)...or maybe u were sending waves to my mind......ha...ha..ha...
happy hosting......

Sowjanya said...

Hi Malar,

Thanks for the visiting my blog and commenting about the event. Funny theme..never thought on openly writing about kitchen disasters..will send a couple of posts on how not to cook :)
Sowjanya

Jayashree said...

I have just the thing for you....am sending it to you pronto....

Padhu said...

Hi Malar,This is just a wonderful and different theme.Since you have given enough time, I will try to sent my entry .I am sure everybody would have got some mishaps.

Peanutts said...

Ooooh that sounds like fun count me , have loads of mishaps in the kitchen :)

K said...

Thanks for letting me know Malar. I have been out of blogging for long now and haven't checked any of the posts going around here.

Your event is so unique that I cant wait to send something. I am sure noone is a perfect cook and mishaps are common. Atleast at my home!:) I made some chocolate cookies and everyone is still laughing at me for that! It sadly ended up in the bin.

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

interesting!!

RV said...

lol.. Nice event Malar.... I am already thinking of what to send

Sara's Corner said...

Cool n diff will try to send in... do check out my event n roundup blog www.sarafoodevents.blogspot.com

Rina said...

Hey!!! Malar, I don't know whether I have anything fitting this theme..but would love to participate..

Malar said...

ha ha ha :) I am waiting to see the event round up...Surely it will be very nice

Viki's Kitchen said...

You will get my entry on Monday...

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hahahah....nice event malar...count me in:)

Simran said...

Great event!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...i already have something for you in store...will send u my entry soon...btw...added in the event page....

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very interesting event Malar. Often i leave my stove unattended and my gravy turns into a dry side dish. Count me in;)

Cilantro said...

Nice event, I do not remember having one recently so will just a writeup be enough?

Sanjana said...

Lol, I've had too many! I 'll send you one asap! xx

Oraphan said...

Oh, Malar! I've countless kitchen mishapes and I'd love to participate but I will have to do it after Christmas, I've beeen crazy busy with everything. Thanks for letting me know, I really appreciate it:)

Uma Madhavan said...

hi malar,thanks for visiting my blog.i will try to participate in your wonderful event

Anu Ramesh said...

Hi Malar,
Thanks for visting my blog and the comment. :)
I am visiting your blog at the right time. I've had many mishaps, would love to share those.
Im not having the pics of those, but next time will surely click.
Very innovative theme.

Happy blogging
Anu

Kayal said...

Nice theme....count me in for sure....as i am a speacialist in this theme

Kanimozhi said...

This is an interesting event. I will surely try to take part.

Cham said...

Some of my bread recipe went to bin. But I didn't click any pic. Let's see if I can come up with any mishaps in bread world!

vineetha said...

This event is going to be very interesting..
I would have contributed a lot,but never take pics when mishaps occur..will save a picture for this event if i have any mishaps !!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks a lot buddies.

AshKuku said...

How unique but how regular too.... both at the same time...Awesome idea Sirji!

Kindly collect my Cheer leading blog from my post.....Cheers!!!!


Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Rajani said...

disasters in the kitchen?!!? what? how? not in my kitchen!! ;) but if any weer to happen before, preferably before the 15th, i'll be ready with my camera!! hmmm.... very nice event.

Tresa Augustine said...

Very nice event..
I have included them in my forum
http://cooking.divewebb.com/cooking-mishaps-21/kitchen-mishaps-event-announcement-by-kitchentantra-com/msg29/

Feel free to join

thenammailakshmanan said...

Hai Malar
thans for inviting me to write abt the kitchen mishaps

but nowadays i change evrything into eatables and i know how to adjust them

but my early days of marriage i ve done something like this
so i try to send those..
but not much wasted ...
so modified everything

thanks for calling me

i wish u a gr88 sucess for conucting this event

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 to u ma

thenu

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Malar, when i use the oven i bake two, three things. By mistake instead of adding the banana puree to the Oat Bar, i added it to the cookie flour which i made kept for making ginger bread cookies. I had to bake it anyway, it tasted good. But i don't know what to call the outcome. Can this be sent to the kitchen mishap.
If so will post and send it soon.

Sudeshna said...

Malar,
You have struck the soft note, I am sure there are disasters having frequently or not so frequently in everyone's kitchen. I am a very poor baker, and disasters take place quite often when I try to bake something. Will definitely post about my recent cake disaster and how I came out of it.