It all started when my foodies book group chose Marcella Hazan's autobiography, Amorcord, as our March selection.
I got the idea to see if Mrs. Hazan would be willing to autograph books for the group if I shipped them to her. So, without telling the others, I sent her a note. To my delighted surprise, she called me after she received my note and graciously agreed.
When I told Michele the good news, she suggested that we should each do a cooking challenge. Cooking our way through Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking -- like Julie Powell did with Julia Child.
Cooler heads prevailed, and we hit upon the idea of sharing the challenge. We will each choose a day of the week. Sunday - Saturday.
Starting with the week after our bookclub meeting, the Sunday cook will prepare the 1st recipe in the book. Then the Monday cook will prepare the 2nd recipe. And so we will continue until we finish.
To chronicle this madness, we are setting up a Facebook identity to serve as sort of joint blog. We're inviting all of our respective facebook friends to friend this new "identity" so they can follow our progress; comment; and hopefully offer us lots of encouragement.
We're looking for three more participants. So if you're interested in adopting one of our free days. Let me know. The beauty of doing this on Facebook is that we can participate from anywhere, as long as we each have a copy of the book.