Around the Internet Kitchen: 1K Giveaway!

No I’m not giving away $1,000. Unfortunately. What I did notice though is that we are rapidly approaching the 1,000th comment on Macheesmo! I’m pretty excited about that as getting comments on posts is one of my favorite parts about having this site so far. The wonderful reader who posts the 1,000th comment will get a brand new copy of a cook book of their choice that I’ve reviewed on Macheesmo!

Of course, I won’t tell you how close we are to 1K comments, as that would defeat the purpose. I’ll tell you this though – the comment count is somewhere between 900 and 999. So worst case scenario you have about a 1% chance of winning a free book :) All you have to do is make a little comment. And obviously it doesn’t have to be on this post. It can be on any Macheesmo post you like.

Also, don’t even try going into the archives (which lists number of comments for each post) and add up all the comments. One, that would be totally lame. Two, I edited out that field so it won’t show that again until after the 1,000th comment.

Write a comment. Win a book (maybe). Here are some links to give you something to talk about.

10 Greatest Grilled Cheeses – Grilled Cheese month is over and here is a nice little memory of the month. I’m not sure if I would call this list the greatest as it fails to include The Number 48 or Pesto and Brie, but it’s a really good start! (@ Womans Day)

Cheap but Tasty! – I loved this article. Everybody always gets in such a huff about the prime cuts of meat. In my opinion though, the sign of a really good cook is taking something that nobody else wants and turning it into something delicious. This article touches on that approach. (@ NY Times)

One Year of Pete Bakes!It’s the one year anniversary of Pete-bakes.com, one of my fave cooking blogs and recent Foodie Fights winner. Everyone should stop by and wish him a happy 1 year. Also, he makes a killer funfetti cake. (@ Pete Bakes)

As an aside, Pete and I recently learned that we live about 8 blocks away in the real world. We are doing a food blog battle this weekend and actually meeting up to taste each other’s creations. Posts on Monday. Should be awesome.

Homemade Hot Sauce – Let me tell you a secret that I learned during my homemade brat experience: Rex does mess around with his cooking. If he says he is making hot sauce, I guarantee you it won’t be a wussy mild version. It will be toasty. The 6 habaneros that he uses are just a start. (@ Savory Reviews)

Have a good weekend everyone! Leave a comment!

Photo by diylibrarian.

24 comments on “Around the Internet Kitchen: 1K Giveaway!

  1. I can hardly wait for Monday's post, with Pete Bakes. I hope you will take lots of pictures!

  2. I can't find the post where you listed some of your favorite food blogs but I thoroughly enjoyed it!!! Also, I purchased "The Flavor Bible", based upon your review and I love it!!! Looking forward to buying "The Bread Baker's Apprentice". Don't remember how I found your blog but I look forward to my emails for new posts. Thinking also of starting my own blog…….Thanks!

  3. Hmmmm, thinking about making that homemade sandwich bread this weekend, but not the one that requires the special pot, as I don't have a special pot.

    I can never make myself make a homemade bread without throwing some kind of spice in it. I just can't do it. Any suggestions for some good spice combos in bread?

  4. Yea. Monday should be awesome. Super excited for it.

    @Sam I'm going to repost the no-knead bread in a few weeks and show you how to make it without an expensive pot. As far as spices go, I like rosemary, coriander… something like that. Play around!

    This is not the 1,000 comment. ;)

  5. Man, you've reviewed some awesome cookbooks. I've got ABin5 and I am completely obsessed with it, but I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Ratio or the Breadbaker's Apprentice.

  6. I think the "Revamped Grilled Cheese" on the top ten listing sounds like it could be near the top in my book … still have to try your Pesto and Brie though!

  7. My son eats grilled cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would love to be able to join him. My rear-end kindly asks that I do not.

  8. Ah, I see what you are doing here. You comment whore, you! I never win anything though, so I'm sure this is comment 999. That would be par for the course for me.

    Have a good weekend :)

  9. Looking forward to seeing your post on no-knead bread sans le creuset.

    @Sam, if you can't wait the few weeks, try the recipe exactly as is, then bake your bread in your biggest all-metal pot. I use my stockpot for this all the time.

  10. Ok I'll stop lurking…

    That grilled cheese list looks yummy, but there's nothing wrong with a plain old no-frills grilled cheese. I like mine with some white american cheese, maybe some tomato. And a bowl of tomato soup. Yum.

    Nick – ever been to Founding Farmers for lunch? They do a grilled cheese and tomato soup that is really good, and reasonably priced (and the menu doesn't say that it comes with fries…but it does!).

  11. I agree that any grilled cheese list absolutely, positively must include Brie cheese. Have I mentioned that I’d be quite happy to eat a wedge of Brie in one sitting?

  12. one of the few things in this world that i really truly know… is that mashed potato pizza is delicious. especially when there's bacon on it.

  13. i also have to second the idea of you reposting the no-knead bread in a not so expensive pot… the bread looks great, but the pot looks like something i might potentially never own.

  14. I made The Number 48 grilled cheese the other day, yum. And I'm planning on making the mashed potato pizza soon. Should have time for that soon! Can't wait.

    I've really been enjoying your blog. Starting reading it a few weeks ago. The pictures always look so good.

  15. Congrats on your blog success! I'm very happy to have found your blog, and make it part of my regular recipe reading.

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