Saturday, November 28, 2015

Get Ready....2016 Is Coming!

The challenges are here! We're one step closer to kicking off! Click on the Challenges tab above to find out more about them. 

Here's some stuff having to do with Historical Food Fortnightly, Round 2 (Electric Boogaloo):

  • We polled our members on the Facebook group to find out what their favorite challenges from the last round were, so you'll see some favorites from last year making a repeat run. We hope you enjoy revisiting these ones!
  • There was some discussion about making this year a monthly challenge instead of a fortnightly challenge. We decided to keep it fortnightly, at least for this year. We'd like an opportunity to more fully evaluate how the fortnightly thing goes before we switch formats (if we decide to switch formats). For now, if you'd prefer to cook monthly, try a half-marathon and do every other challenge. You have my full permission to make the challenges work for you and your life.
  • On a personal note, you'll probably see me doing less cooking. I accomplished what I needed to last year - namely, becoming more confident in my historical cooking skills and adding to my 19th century repertoire - and I have some big stuff coming up in the next year that requires my attention. So you'll be seeing me (and Melissa) doing more admin stuff than actual cooking, and that's maybe the way it should be. We'll be cheering everyone on!

If you want to take part, click on the Challengers tab at the top of the blog and follow the link there to fill out the form. We'll keep adding to the list on a rolling basis as people join!

Let's have a great year of exploring historical cooking together! Stay tuned here for more helpful stuff as we get geared up!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, everyone! The new year looms closer, and that means that the next year of Historical Food Fortnightly is upon us! I hope you are getting excited!

We're busy getting everything in place, and will have some announcements for you soon. And I mean that, as in "really soon", not just "maybe a month from now." So stay tuned for the latest updates on challenges, themes, and more!

In the meantime, we're gussying up the blog a bit. How do you like the new format?

Stick around!