We made it through another week and it still boggles my mind that we're already half way through with August! With the weekend ahead, do you have any tasty plans cooking or baking up in your kitchen? Whatever plans you have, I hope they are enjoyable ones!
This weekend is yet another busy one where What's Cookin, Chicago will be taking on more culinary adventures. Here's what you can anticipate reading about here on the blog for the weekend...
- Saturday - Our Wine & Dine event this month is highlighting Australian wines and cuisine. If you've ever been curious about the foods 'Down Under,' you'll be able to find recipes shared here, along with some information on the wines produced in Australia.
- Sunday - Our Neighborhood Taste Tour this month brings us to Chicago's Maxwell Street Market. I'll be sharing some interesting, delicious food finds with friends and you can learn more about this special open-air market that's been around for over 120 years!
This week for Foodie Freebie Friday I'm giving away an essential piece of cookware - cast iron skillet! I'm a fan of Lodge Cast Iron because it's a company that's been around for over a century and their cast irons have been known to last for several generations. Given this, I asked readers to share what things (food related or not) they have gotten passed down to them and if they plan on passing anything down to future generations.
I really enjoyed reading the responses and conjured up some memories of family members who have passed on. Some items that have been received by readers include china, cookbooks, baking supplies, specialty cookware/bakeware, dinnerware, stand mixers, jewelry, and even recipes. More important that what has been passed down is the value and meaning of these items. It's interesting to think back to the time those before us have used these things and now they are in our hands. And if you don't have a tradition of passing down items in your family, perhaps you can start one! There's quite a few ideas of what to pass down, but the meaning behind it will make it even more special. Perhaps this week's Foodie Freebie Friday will be one that a lucky reader will pass down someday...
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Timestamp: 2009-08-14 14:57:40 UTC
Congratulations to Kayla! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can have your Lodge Cast Iron sent to you!
Thanks again to all those that commented and stay tuned to the next Foodie Freebie announcement on Monday, August 17, 2009! Don't feel discouraged if you haven't won yet - I have a whole year's worth of freebies ahead and next week is one that you won't want to miss!