Blog Bites #2 is the Copycat Edition!
The idea is quite simple. Think of some food or beverage that you enjoy but have never made at home. It could be something you enjoyed at a restaurant, on vacation, at someone else's home, at a catered event like a wedding, from a street vendor, or something you typically buy from the store in a package or jar or can. Chances are, some other food blogger has made this at home and blogged about it. Use their inspiration and make this dish at home, then tell us about it.
There are many reasons why you may want to replicate something at home. It can be a money saver, because restaurant dishes can sometimes be replicated in the home kitchen for a fraction of the cost. You have greater control over the ingredients and can skip a lot of the additives and excess salt and sugar that are abundant in store-bought food. You may simply want to make something that you tasted in a place hundreds of miles away or a couple of decades ago. I for one get a particular thrill from chasing restaurant-style recipes and getting them close enough after a few attempts.
- From now until April 25, make something at home that you have previously only eaten at a restaurant or from the store or in someone else's home.
- The recipe has to come from another blog. This is the whole premise of the Blog Bites event, so please turn to other blogs for inspiration. Entries that do not meet this rule will not be accepted.
- Write a post telling us about the recipe you tried, with the following: (a) a link to the recipe on the other blog that inspired you, (b) a link to this post, (c) a picture of your final dish.
- Please do not copy recipes word for word from another blog- that would be both illegal and unethical. If you want to note the recipe on your blog, re-write it in your own words, with whatever modifications you made to it. Or just give us the link to the original so we can find the recipe there. I am calling this the copycat edition because we are trying to replicate the taste of something we enjoy, not to encourage plagiarism.
- Send me the link (URL) of your entry, either by leaving a comment on this post, or using the contact form.
- You can send in as many entries as you like.
This time, I won't do a running round-up. Check back on April 26 to see all the entries.
And now for last month's theme- cookers. Over two dozen bloggers sent in some incredible entries that show you just how versatile cookers can be. Pressure cookers were the favorite, hands down!
Here are some great ideas for what you can do with the cookers in your kitchen. For the juicy details of who made what and what their inspiration was, please visit the running round up.
Curries and Dals
Meat & Fish
Thank you for your participation, I see so much inspiration here. I look forward to your entries next month!
Lovely roundup and a fantastic theme!! As I am reading, i have finalized what I am planning to make. Imperial Cocktail - from you know where!!;-DReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this, it was a ton of fun. I'm already trying to think of a great recipe to copy!ReplyDelete
okay, i know now exactly what i want to make for this.. if only, it would turn out half as good as the original though :)ReplyDelete
What an interesting theme Nupur! I'll surely participate in this event.ReplyDelete
ooh- sounds fun! I have a few ideas! Does the recipe have to be exactly the same or can it be adapted?ReplyDelete
I actually did manage to bust out the pressure cooker (to make a brown rice khichdi and your gopium adapted rajma) but not quickly enough..lol..Also I need to resume taking photographs of the food I make- I have completely stopped doing that (and food posts without food pics aren't half as fun are they?..:))
thanks for the roundup, Will surely take part in "copycat edition", it will be fun.ReplyDelete
Ooh a copycat challenge sounds exciting I can't wait to get started! Those cooker recipes are making my mouth water ;)ReplyDelete
This is an interesting event Nupur. Can I send this oneReplyDelete
Meera- Really? :D Funny thing is that I'm planning to make a frozen dessert from your blog!ReplyDelete
radioactivegan- Thanks for participating and I hope you send in an entry for this round too :)
PJ- Well, you might find that it is better than the original!
Rachana- Thanks, I am looking forward to your entry.
Lavanya- You can certainly adapt it, the idea is to use a recipe from another blog as your inspiration.
Yes, most often when I don't post something that I want to, it is because I don't have a pic.
Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal- Thanks, I sure hope you send something in.
RV- Well, I see in that post you recreated a memorable restaurant soup, but the other rule is that you have to get the recipe from another blog (and not a general website). So I'm afraid it does not fit in with this event.
Great idea. It has started getting warm here so I will make something to cool off :)ReplyDelete
Nice round up :)
Lovely round up and so many amazing recipes to try out...
So sorry to miss out on ur event...i had some lovely rice recipes made in pressure cooker to blog abt but your rules were that the recipe should be from some other blog :((((
Thanks for the round up! looking forward to the next one :) Now to go look for that perfect pasta dish :)ReplyDelete
lovely event and lovely roundup, I tried something from Ramya vijaykumar's blog, but it is still in my draft never got the time to post it, hope I will participate this time!!ReplyDelete
I've got my first entry in this month's blog bites up: http://theradioactivegan.blogspot.com/2010/03/just-corndogs.htmlReplyDelete
I'm hoping to get another one in, if I can find the right recipe. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for acknowledging my entry. This is the very first time I have participated in any blog event, and I enjoyed it. I'm hoping to send it another entry soon :-)
Thanks for entering my giveaway! I love what you do on your blog!! I'm always up for trying new recipes!ReplyDelete
Here is my entry to the next edition of Blog Bites:ReplyDelete
my entry for the Blog Bites #2
lovely theme you have here, and I have tons of recipes from other blogs which i want to try. Not sure how will the final rendition be, nevertheless quite zinged up! This is the first time I shall be participating :)
Thats a wonderful roundup Nupur..loved this month"s theme too..will send my entry..ReplyDelete
Here is my entry for copycat edition..do check and let me know whether is prefect for this event..
Can you please check if my post is eligible for the entryReplyDelete
Hey Nupur! Thanks for hosting another edition of Blog Bites. This month's theme is very interesting and I'm sure there will be plenty of cool entries! :)ReplyDelete
My entry for this month is Lasooni Dal http://ss-blogs-here.blogspot.com/2010/03/lasooni-dal.html It is a spicy dhaba style dal from Sailu's Kitchen. Hope this is ok for your event.
Please find my entry for Blog Bites 2# CopyCat Edition
This is my entry. Hopefully, I have got it right this time :)
Nupur, I have posted an entry today (Kothu Parotta) at http://ruchikacooks.com/?p=2424ReplyDelete
It is from another blog and I have included the details about her as well.
Nupur, here is my entry.ReplyDelete
I may have another entry to your event. I just posted Paneer Stuffed Bell Peppers from Aparna's blog Apy Cooking. Here is the link to my post http://ss-blogs-here.blogspot.com/2010/04/paneer-stuffed-bell-peppers.html Please have a look and let me know if the post fits your theme and if multiple entries are good for the event.
i loved this idea here is my postReplyDelete
thanks nupur i had missed out the link updated the post now... please check and let me knowReplyDelete
yay! I made it to blogbites this time with a post. here it is:ReplyDelete
hope you like it!
This is my first receipe and first entry in a blogging event. I made
Tofu Tikka inspired from Tandoori tofu on your blog
I just blogged about your pav bhaji and imperial cocktail. Delicious!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for including my entry for the first Blogbites. Here is my entry for the copycat edition:
Hi Nupur - Here's my contribution to the BlogBites - Copycat Edition:ReplyDelete
Love the idea!
Hey Nupur ..ReplyDelete
blogged about your Dal Makhani :)
here is the link :
So whats next ??? ;)
Here's my entry for MisalReplyDelete
Hey, I made another copycat recipe! http://theradioactivegan.blogspot.com/2010/04/do-not-call-me-little-jamie.htmlReplyDelete
Here is my contribution for the blog bite event.
Here is my entry for the copy cat edition, hope it is perfect!!
Thanks for the event!!
can I send another one..
Here is my entry for Blog bites #2: http://thepathtaken.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/blog-bites-2-instant-dhokla/ReplyDelete
I have another one lined up. Hope I can submit two entries!
Here's one more entry from me -ReplyDelete
If everything goes per plan, I may be able to submit one last entry. Let's see!:-)
Here's my entry for Blog Bites Copycat EditionReplyDelete
here is my entry
Nupur, as promised, here is my second entry: http://thepathtaken.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/blog-bites-2-doodhi-kofta/ReplyDelete
My entry: http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2010/04/vegetable-manchurian.htmlReplyDelete
Here's my entry to the event.
Hope it qualifies for the event.
My entry is Egg Roll
Hi, here is my entry for the event..ReplyDelete
Here's my entry:
Peanut Green Chili Chutney from The Cooks Cottage
This is the last one -ReplyDelete
Modaks copied(though not to the tee) from Aayi's RecipesReplyDelete
I hope this makes the cut:ReplyDelete
Sorry, I know I am a few hours late in making the deadline, hope you can include it in the round-up.
Here's my entry for the 'Blog Bites # 2'.
I posted my entry today, got confused with the deadline.My apologies for that , If you can still consider my entry that would be really great .Thanks.
here is the link-
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