Welcome to Cook with Us #20!
The theme for Cook with Us #20: Knife Skills
This week the Cook with Us team - @chefsteve, @offoodandart and @pandamama - want you to create a dish of your choice that showcases your knife skills.
Knife skills are the foundation of cooking. We believe that this one skill determines if someone enjoys cooking or not. A person that is skilled with a knife can quickly get their ingredients ready for cooking. Ingredients that are uniformly cut will result in a dish that is cooked evenly and looks beautiful. Not everyone may be familiar with all the culinary knife cuts, so let's review them below.
The basic culinary knife cuts are:
4. Fine julienne
5. Large dice
6. Medium dice
7. Small dice
9. Fine brunoise
Here's a visual guide:
We don't want to disqualify your entry so don't forget to include the knife cuts you used in your dish.
The DocSmith Handcrafted Knife Challenge
28-August-2018 - 17-September-2018
This week's theme of knife cuts is the perfect introduction to the upcoming @docsmith handmade custom knife contest that will be hosted by Cook with Us later this month. The talented knife maker @docsmith will be making a custom Cook with Us branded chef's knife that will be the top prize of the three-week contest. Sign ups for the special @docsmith contest will begin this weekend in our Cook with Us newsletter. Also in the newsletter we will outline how the three-week contest will work. We are super excited to be able to offer such an amazing prize!
The Cook with Us Calendar
The Cook with Us Contest
The Cook with Us team - @chefsteve , @pandamama and @offoodandart - is very excited to welcome you and look forward to getting to know you as we cook or create dishes together. It is our intention to build a community of people that enjoy cooking and sharing with each other.
The contest is divided into two groups. The first group is the General Pool and the second is the Winners' Circle. Each group will have three winners ranking from 1st place to 3rd place. Every contestant starts in the General Pool. The 1st place winner in the General Pool advances to the Winners' Circle in the next round.
We are pleased to announce the following prizes for each group:
First place - 5 SBD
Second place - 3 SBD
Third place - 1 SBD
The following, if participating in Cook with Us #20, will be competing in the Winners' Circle.
- 1st place winner of CwU #19 general pool
Cook with Us Official Contest Rules
Please take some time to review the contest rules below. We have made a few changes. We understand that a lot of work is put into every post and we do not want to disqualify anyone for not following the rules. If you are unsure about any of them, just ask us for some clarification. We will be happy to help you.
Contest Entry Rules
The title of your post should look like this: Cook with Us #20 - Name of your dish. For example, Cook with Us #20 - Creamy Coleslaw.
The first tag on your entry must be: cookwithus.
Upvote and resteem this @cookwithus post that you are submitting an entry for.
The first time you enter this competition, submit a proof photo. This can be in the form of a handwritten note with your Steemit name, the name of the dish, and the date with your entry - or it can be a photograph of yourself with your dish. Thereafter, you will not need a proof photograph going forward as we will know who you are. Please do not use Photoshop for the proof photo.
Include a description of the dish. Some examples are the taste of the dish, its origin, or the story behind it.
Describe why your dish works. Give a brief description about why you put these ingredients together.
Post a link to your entry in the comments section of the weekly challenge. This is the post that announces the start of the week's contest
You can only enter one dish per entry (a dish means a single version. Not one dish two or three ways). You may only enter one entry per week.
General Contest Rules
Contest ends every Monday 12:00 UTC.
Results will be published no later than Thursday 12:00 UTC, three days after the contest is closed.
Entries do not have to be original. However, if not original, please provide the source.
While the calendar may be showing future themes, entries can only be submitted for the current week's contest and only after the official post for the contest is made. Entries submitted before the official start date or after the deadline will not be considered valid entries.
The Cook with Us contest will cover many topics and disciplines. Make sure you check for weekly contest rules that may change due to the nature of the challenge.
By entering @cookwithus, the contestant agrees to their material being used by the organizers for any purposes and will not be compensated should the material be published. But you, the author/photographer, will be given written credit.
Cook with Us is on Discord
To join, please follow the steps below.
- Create a Discord account if first time on Discord. It's best to use your Steemit username.
- Download the Discord app which can be found here.
- Click on this link to join the Cook with Us channel.
Another donation has come in from @sneaky-ninja. Thank you very much! Huge apologies for giving acknowledgement to the wrong person - who copied the sneaky-ninja name without the hyphen. We appreciate this most generous gift to our rewards pool.
Thanks for the delegation of 50SP from @goldendawne who runs a weekly curation program and has acknowledged several of our contestants already. This is a very much appreciated delegation.
Thank you to @curie for voting for our wonderful contestants. This is a great privilege for us to see their posts being acknowledged.
@zord189 gave an interesting new sponsorship called Steem Basic Income, to @cookwithus winner @birdsinparadise. @birdsinparadise has a lifetime vote from Steem Basic Income to encourage her to keep posting. This generous sponsorship was in addition to the weekly 5 SBD award for first place. Thank you @zord189!
A donation also came in from @sneaky-ninja for the month of July and again for the month of August - thank you so very much and @jedau also kindly made a donation to CwU and gave us a shout out. You can read his shout out post HERE.
There were many people that helped us to get this competition up and running. We would like to say a BIG thank you to them all and express our sincere gratitude for their contributions.
Please show your support for @aggroed by voting for him as a witness.
Thanks to @docsmith for the generous donation of a beautiful custom-made knife specifically crafted for Cook with Us.
We are delighted with the caricatures made for us by @bazbiscuit. Thank you Barry!
@jacklimberis made our banner and gif for us. Thank you Jack - we really appreciate all the hard and beautiful work!
Thank you @edenmichelle for making the youtube video for us. A huge thanks as well to @leelektrik for creating our logo.
Thank you VIEWLY for the View Token prizes that we will give to our contestants who make a little video of their recipes.
Please follow @goldendawne,@DocSmith, @jedau, @zord189, @jznsamuel, @sneaky-ninja, @jacklimberis, @bazbiscuit, @edenmichelle, @theywillkillyou, @world5list, @world-travel-pro, and @heyitshaas. We hope to add to this list of supporters of our competition. If you would like to be a supporter of @cookwithus, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.