Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The BloggerAid cookbook

If you've not heard of BloggerAid you should head over to their page and take a look. They are a group of food bloggers who are committed to fighting world famine. How? By raising awareness, holding fund-raisers, drawing media attention and now in their biggest and most ambitious project yet, by writing a cookbook.The project was unveiled by Ivy of Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality , Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen and Val of More Than Burnt Toast and in their words "We have announced our largest fundraiser to date ever!!!! ..., we will be publishing a cookbook with 100% of the profit from sales being directed to our chosen agency. The funds we raise will be directed to specific programs of The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations frontline agency. The needs are great and choosing a specific effort is currently being negotiated."

And YOU can contribute! but you'll have to be quick, the deadline is the 12th of February, that's tomorrow!

"The cookbook is targeted for sale on Amazon by November/December 2009. There is a great deal of work involved in delivering this project and we will rely on you to help in any way you can. We will keep you informed every step of the way on Bloggeraid !!!!"

I thought it was a great Idea and definitely want to be a part of it, if you do too click here!
My submission to the cookbook is a pear and ginger upside down cake, it's a twist on one of my favourite childhood cakes, pineapple upside cake. I was inspired to make this as the weather here is very cold at the moment. In fact it's the coldest winter we've had in 20 years so I was aiming for a really warming, spicy cake. I scored a hit with this recipe, sticky, spicy and moist, perfect! I chose to submit this recipe because it's quite simple, the ingredients are widely available and I think everyone will love this cake.

I can't share the recipe here as they are exclusively for the cookbook, so if you want the recipe you'll have to buy the book!

11 comments:

Hopie said...

Oh I'm so glad you're participating! That cake looks so moist and delicious. Can't wait to see the recipe in the cookbook. I believe if people still want to submit, they may be able to do so a couple days after the deadline but they should get in touch with one of the organizers who's links you posted and let them know.

Katie said...

What a great idea to raise money. Ill have to buy a copy and try your cake. I would have like to have submitted but I don't really 'do' recipes, just chuck stuff in the pan and see what happens. Let us know when it is published.

Anne said...

That cakes looks gorgeous and so moist, I love anything with ginger so will definately have to try!

The cookbook is a great idea, hope it does well!

Bellini Valli said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe with us and for raising awareness through the BloggerAid cookbook Sam. We all appreciate it!!

Amanda said...

I participated as well, Sam--and I sure hope they ask me to kitchen test YOUR cake! Yummmmmm!

Pam said...

The cookbook is a great idea.

Your cake looks lovely and tasty. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

onlinepastrychef said...

Looks like a truly worthy--and ridiculously tasty--submission! Will have to wander over to that site and see what's going on. Thank you for the heads up!

The Caked Crusader said...

Pear and ginger....yum! Beautiful cake - looks so moist and sticky!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That looks like a great entry for the book and I'm always drawn to upside-down cakes. It looks delicious!

mikky said...

that's a great recipe... happy valentine's day!!! :)

Nicisme said...

That looks like a great submission to the book Sam. Can't wait for it to come out.