Cook with Us #23 - @docsmith Handcrafted Knife Contest - Post Your Entry Here

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The @docsmith Handcrafted Knife Contest

Welcome to the @docsmith handcrafted knife contest hosted by @cookwithus. We want to say thank you to the talented @docsmith for donating his time and materials to make such an amazing knife for the contest. We are truly grateful for your generosity. If you have not seen @docsmith’s page then please head over there and give him some support. He has great content related to his knife making craft.

The following people have already signed up for the contest @puskas, @slowcookingchef, @deimus, @edenmichelle, @leelektrik, @lesbento, @funbobby51, @foodforsoul, @careassaktart, @lizelle, @birdsinparadise, @plantstoplanks and @atmemestable.
We are happy to see some new people as well as some old friends! If you have not signed up for the contest yet, you can still enter. Just remember that this is a cumulative contest and we will not accept any new contestants after the first week. Also as a reminder after week one we will eliminate 1/2 of the contestants and after week two we will also eliminate 1/2 of the contestants. The winner in week three will be the person with the highest cumulative score over the three weeks.



How the contest will work

The contest will have three challenges and will take place over three weeks from August 28th until September 17th.

Week 1- August 28th to September 3rd

Hors d’oeuvre, Canapé or Bite-sized Appetizer

In the first week you will make one hors d’oeuvre, canapé or bite-sized appetizer. This is a small flavorful snack that you might have at a cocktail party or before a dinner party. You can make anything that you want as long as it is small and can be eaten in one or two bites. Make sure that you include at least one photo with a hand holding the bite sized snack. After judging this week, 1/2 of the contestants will be eliminated. Don't forget to include a proof photo with each of your entries. A proof photo is a picture of your dish with a piece of paper that has your Steemit name, @cookwithus and the name of your dish written on it. During this contest every contestant must provide a proof photo or the entry is invalid.

EVERY CONTESTANT MUST SUBMIT A PROOF PHOTO WITH THEIR ENTRY


Week 2- September 4th to September 10th

Mystery Basket

There will be four ingredients in the mystery basket and they will be revealed on Tuesday September 4th. You will make one dish of your choice using all four of the mystery basket ingredients. Expect that one ingredient will seem a bit unusual. But, you must find a way to use all of the ingredients in your dish. If one of the ingredients is a protein, we will offer a meat and vegan option. We love our diverse community at Cook with Us and we want everyone to go after this amazing prize, in their own way. After judging this week, 1/2 of the contestants will be eliminated.

Week 3- September 11th to September 17th

A Three Course Meal

In the final week, you will made a three course meal consisting of one starter, one main dish and one dessert. What you make is completely up to you. Just make sure for each course that you make only one dish. After judging this week there will be only one very happy winner!

A Winner’s Knife in the Making

This @cookwithus contest will be very challenging because the prize is so special. Let’s take a look at the @docsmith knife while it is still being made.

@docsmith explained that the knife had a first dip into acid to see how the hamon turned out. He also said that the knife starts out being sanded at 60 grit (pictured above) and that he then works up to 600 grit sanding. @docsmith then continues the sanding process by hand. The bottom photo is the beginning stage of adding the walnut wood handle to the knife. We will post more photos as the knife making process continues. We can’t wait to see the finished knife!


Cook with Us Official Contest Rules

Please take some time to review the contest rules below. 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 #23 - Name of your dish. For example, Cook with Us #23 - One-Bite Shrimp Toasts.
  • The first tag on your entry must be: cookwithus.
  • Upvote and resteem this @cookwithus post that you are submitting an entry for.
  • Include a proof photo (see above for details).
  • 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 this post.

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.
  • 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.
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Thanks for your entry @slowcookingchef! Good luck!

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Welcome to the special knife contest @slowcookingchef! You are indeed the first entry. Good luck!

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Welcome to the @docsmith knife challenge! Good luck!

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Always great to be the first @slowcookingchef - good luck in the contest


Hello everyone,
This is my entry for this week's challenge. My bitesize recipe is an Asian Meatballs with Hoisin Sauce.
I hope you enjoy it and good luck to everyone entering the contest.

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Thanks for your entry @foodforsoul and good luck!

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Thank you for organising the contest.

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Welcome to the @docsmith handcrafted knife challenge @foodforsoul and good luck!

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Thank you.

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This looks great @foodforsoul - and superb photograph

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Thank you.

Here is my entry Fish Croquettes
Good luck everyone, looking forward to seeing your entries :)
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Looking so forward to the entries for the next three weeks. Thanks again @docsmith for this amazing prize

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Can't wait to see all the meals ;)

And you are very welcome

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Me too - and thank you

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These look so delicious @Plantstoplanks!

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I imagine a Southern cook like you must have some good experience with polenta! Nice to see you on here again @atmemestable!

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My family loves polenta (or the more common form, "grits"). I'm sure that they would really love your flavorful and herb-infused recipe!

https://busy.org/@atmemestable/cook-with-us-23-watermelon-poke-bites

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I may not be sitting on the lanai overlooking a Maui beach, but these little Watermelon Poke Bites sure make me feel like I am. They. Have. All. The. Flavor!!

Thanks for looking and all the best!

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Hi @atmemestable! Could you please provide a proof photo? Since your dish would be gone by now, maybe add a photo with one of the ingredients and include your name, the name of the dish and the date. Thank you!

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Sure, @cookswithus. I included a proof photo in the article. This proof photo follows. Is this photo enough? If not, I will upload another photo with the ingredients momentarily. Thanks.

PROOF PHOTO:

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This works @atmemestable! Thank you!

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Great! If you need anything else, please just let me know. All the best!

I want to enter, when I must publish the first entry ?

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The confest is now open. The deadline for the first round is September 3, 2018 at 1200 UTC.

Looking forward to your entry @yesslife!

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Hi @yesslife. Please have your entry in by Monday morning. Thank you and good luck!

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