Cook with Us #34 - Post Your Entry Here

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CwU #34 Theme - Secret Santa

The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate than to show appreciation to our friends on Steemit. In this final week of season three, the Cook with Us team, @chefsteve, @offoodandart and @pandamama, thought it would be fun to do a secret Santa theme (Thanks for the suggestion @plantstoplanks!!). This secret Santa is a little different that what you may be used to.

The way this will work is that you will pick whatever dish that you want to make and then you dedicate that dish to anyone on Steemit. Put that person’s name into your title.

For example:
Cook With Us #34- Secret Santa gift post for @…………

This week it is really about giving someone an unexpected “gift” post to show your appreciation. In your post, let the community know why you choose the person and the dish! This should really make for some great stories!

As a reminder, after the secret Santa theme, we are taking the rest of the month off for the holidays. We hope that you will have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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A HUGE thanks to @curie and @sneaky-ninja for making Season Three happen!

The Cook with Us Contest

Three Contest Tiers

The Cook with Us contest is now divided into three tiers.

The first tier is the General Pool. Every contestant starts in the General Pool. The 1st place winner in the General Pool advances to the next (second) tier on the next round. If a contestant has advanced to the next two tiers but misses the entire previous season, he/she will start over in the General Pool. There are 3 prizes awarded in the General Pool and they are as follows:

  • First place - 5 STEEM
  • Second place - 3 STEEM
  • Third place - 1 STEEM

The second tier is the Winners' Circle. The contestants that have won in the General Pool advance to this tier. A contestant who wins twice in the Winners' Circle will advance to the next (third) tier on the next round. There are 3 prizes awarded in the Winners' Circle and they are as follows:

  • First place - 5 STEEM
  • Second place - 3 STEEM
  • Third place - 1 STEEM

The third tier is Super Cooks. The contestants that have won twice in the Winners' Circle advance to this tier. Currently, there is only one prize for the winner of Super Cooks. The winner of the round will receive 5 SBD.

The following, if participating in Cook with Us #34, will be competing in the Winners' Circle:

The following, if participating in Cook with Us #34, will be competing in Super Cooks:

Cook with Us Official Contest Rules

Please take some time to review the contest rules below. 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 #31 – Name of Dish. For example, Cook with Us #31 - Berry Ice.

  • 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.
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Above is a list of all the people we would like to say thank you to and many more who have supported our initiative over time


Love it! Now I just have to figure out who I want to dedicate my dish to! Thank you all once again for all you do and for making this such a fun challenge! You have definitely earned a good break after this one!

Thanks @plantstoplanks! We love having you with us at CwU! You have taught me so much about vegan cooking during the last few months. Your creative dishes have inspired me to make more vegan food in my daily work and I can say it has been well received! Thank you for inspiring me each week with your vegan creations!

It has absolutely been my pleasure! You all have cultivated such a welcoming and inspirational cooking community here. It is so great to see cooks from all over the world using a whole host of ingredients and techniques. I have learned a whole lot, as well, so I'm just happy to return the favor a little bit! I know a lot of times my friends or family are at a loss when it comes to cooking for me, so I'm sure the vegans in your life appreciate the time and effort you put in to putting food on the table for them!

Ah! I just realised that you need a hand written post-it to show that the dish is mine, the food is already in my stomach haha...

This is the first time I am entering so I do hope that this kind of work.

I'll add the proof tag later.

Hey @littlenewthings! I just saw your post and it is awesome! Do not worry about the proof photo this time. Just make one for next time.

Thanks so much @chefsteve ! I’ll try to remember to have a pen and a post it with me at all times haha

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Hi everyone, my entry for Secret Santa

Hello everyone,
It's good to be back. Here is my entry for this week's challenge.
I hope you enjoy it.
Good luck to everyone.

It's been a pleasure @pandamama, @offoodandart and @chefsteve- really looking forward to the next round! I decided to do some mulled wine, but if a drink doesn't count, I can always post my chritmassy cinnamon buns instead?!

I hope I can join in!

please do join in the fun!

Not a problem. Glad you are here!

thanks for using the steem blockchain to post your story
You got a small upvote from me, I hope it will help you and the whole community to thrive.

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