… this being the 25th episode of random recipes I realise that i’m now beginning my third year of this bloggers challenge, which is a pretty incredible thing if you ask me and something that I feel quietly proud of… looking back at the first one I still strongly believe in the concept and it’s clear from that first round-up that you all did too… and so lovely that there are still some familiar faces taking part, even after 2 full years of me torturing you… and it’s been a fun and sometimes bizarre journey that we’ve all been on… (cue flash-back wobble and soppy music…) remember the one which was Just Desserts or the one that was First and Last and who can forget everyone’s favourite where we got to peek into other peoples kitchens… and of course let’s not forget poor Ruth’s Banana Soup…
… so to celebrate going in to our third year i’d like you to choose your book your way… however you do it make sure you pick a random recipe from it and celebrate our love of recipe books and those wonderfully talented people who write them…
… for my own recipe this month I picked a book one of my neighbours in the village bought for me for Christmas and I haven’t had the chance to even glance at it yet so this is the perfect opportunity… it’s called Rambler’s Rewards – Cooking from Coast to Coast by Elizabeth Guy and Pat Kirkbridge and it’s a virtual plethora of local UK treats that you would come across should you find yourself on the quintessential Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk … taking in much of the beloved northern English landscape whilst you do… just a quick skim of this book and i’m already thinking of this years holiday…
… and after flipping it open with a flourish, there on page 134 there’s a beautiful recipe for Salmon en Croute, which is something i’ve never made and always loved… so i’m very happy with my random selection… now off you pop and go choose yours!
Recipe Junkie says
How great? I have just inherited a whole load of old 'church fundraising' cookery books from my mum (she of the lemon layer sponge) and also 2 hand written cookery note books from one of my Great Aunts (not the one of the lemon layer sponge, another one). It's going to have to come from one of those…
Marmaduke Scarlet says
A friend of mine has just returned a cookbook I mistakenly lent him 3 years ago – it was a welcome return, because although I didn't often cook from it, it is great inspiration – the late Richard Whittington's “Home Food”.So as I wasn't expecting to get this book back it shall be my random book – pretty random if I say so myself!
Lol at the banana soup, hopefully not to be repeated! I will be joining in this month – I have a few wholefoods cookbooks by the bed so might toss them in the air!
Karen S Booth says
FABULOUS theme as I have several books that I would LOVE to promote and cook from! Onwards and upwards Dom! Karen
Ruth Ellis says
Just when I thought I'd gotten over the banana soup horror… I shall be employing my 2yr old random recipe selector tomorrow – although there is a high chance she will just pick ones from her shelf, and I'll end up with The Tiger Who Came for Tea!
Happy 25th Anniversary Dom! Here's to the next 25 themes! xx
Susie @ Fold in the Flour says
Oh no, who could forget banana soup! Amazing that I've probably only been following RR for the last twelve challenges, and not taking part every time, but it feels like an old friend you constantly discover something new about. It's definitely one of the high points of the month! 🙂 x
Gerry @Foodness Gracious says
What a cool idea, and salmon en croute is a great dish!
Love it when you give us a nice easy one but I can't believe it's really been two whole years Dom – aghhhhhh!!!!!!!
Marmaduke Scarlet says
Phil in the Kitchen says
I'm finding it hard to believe that this is the start of the third year of RR. I wonder if I can get time off for good behaviour? I've still got a few books left to choose from, though. And I'm sure I can come up with a new random selection method.
Christian Halfmann says
Is it really an easy one? Hm, I'm not sure about it. Well, of course I only need to make the right choice. However, some nice books contain also some dangerous recips.
Well, it's great that RR goes on and on and on and on and on and …
In which case, I think you need to make whatever the The Tiger was served first. 🙂 Sandwiches, if I remember correctly.
janet @ the taste space says
I will share my RR tomorrow but the loose requirements this month made me wonder whether you have run out of ideas for randomness? Do you need suggestions? Have you done anything veg-centric yet? I was thinking something green could fit with a March theme.. HA! 🙂