Saturday, 14 July 2012

#CookForFamily: The blogging community's initiative

Say one fine morning you take a sip of your favorite Earl Grey tea, checking your mail box like every other morning and among all those junk mails you received, you saw an email sent by a fellow blogger. Doesn't it excites you?! I was super duper excited and when I read the contents, even more so...
#CookForFamily. To cut a long story short, I'm letting the man behind blogger's initiative to do the "opening speech".

This is Daniel from Daniel's Food Diary. I am starting a little blogger's initiative and wondering if you want to be part of it. More details below:

Join in the #CookForFamily Initiative
Most would agree that eating together with the family brings indescribable joy, along with bonding, quality time together and better relationships. And as what most moms would say, "Home-cooked food is always healthier."

However, many have moved from cooking and eating together at home, to eating out because we are just too busy. (For me, It's plain laziness to do the dishes.)

The #CookForFamily is a bloggers-for-blogger initiative. No competition, sponsers, or hidden agenda involved. It was created with a simple objective of getting more bloggers, and hopefully their fans and followers, to start cooking and bonding with their families.

How #CookForFamily Works
Here are some simple steps:
- Pick any day in July to cook a meal for a single member of your family, entire family or loved ones.
- The meal does not have to be anything fanciful, as long as it is cooked from the heart.
- Remember to take photos of your cooking. (If possible, members of your family, but we perfectly understand if they are shy.)
- Blog about your cooking, the experience, your thoughts, what your family thinks of your cooking, and encourage others to #CookForFamily too.
- Publish the blog entry on the week of 6th – 10th August 2012. You are encouraged to post your entry on 6th August Monday itself to generate more online hype.
- Hash-tag the different social media channels (eg twitter, instagram) with #CookForFamily.

Be Part of #CookForFamily
When bloggers unite, We can make a difference. For the 1st round of this initiative, we are targeting at 100 bloggers to be part of it.

A few FAQS
What should I blog about?
Recipes, experiences, reflection, event – I would leave it up to you as all of you have your own style. Our main objective is to encourage readers to cook for their own families.

Why 6th August Mon?
It is a purely random date. No rocket science behind the logic. I was hoping if everybody posts, say between 10am-12pm on 6th Aug and RT everybody else, we may stand a good chance to be trending.

Why am I wasting time doing this?
There is a long story behind. Long story short – many of us bloggers (I am so guility) spend so much time outside attending events, eating all the good food, that sometimes we just forget about to share some time with people who care most about us.

Some bloggers have also suggested that we bloggers should come together to do something meaningful, rather than just rant and b**** about others. So this is it – hopefully this is a start to more initiatives in the future.

I can’t cook! How? 
I really don’t think it is about cooking something fantastic. Sometimes, I believe our loved ones would appreciate a simple toast & ham in the morning, a fruit juice we blended, anything. It’s always the thought that counts.

Who are involved in this initiative? 
There are 83 Bloggers in #CookForFamily! They are:
365days2play (Dawn Huang), A Juggling Mom (Susan), A Winsome Life (Melvin & Jacqueline), A&W Couple’s Blog (Abbey & Will), Acquisition of Taste (Andy and Ashley), AiMakan (Hazel Tay), Alvinology (Alvin Lim), An Escape To Food (HL Tay), AnythingAlsoEat (CY), AromaCookery (Julia Khoo), AspirantSG (Wee Heng), Calvin Timo, Celestial Delish (Celes Fernandez), Cheekiemonkie (Kelvin), Cheryl Wee Xin Hui, Chrispytine (Christine), Cookieologic (Huijin), Cooksnapeatlove (Jacob Leong), Cuisine Paradise (Ellena Guan), Danny Love To Eat (Danny Tan), Darren Bloggie, Delicious Soup Recipes (Dominique Goh), Dream2breakaway (Ying Zi), Fighting Fires & Baking Buns, Flora Yeo, Food Friend Or Foe (Brenda), Food.Recentrunes (Ivan Ng), Foodie Ah, Foodie’s Kitchen, Foodoshoot (Charlene Chew), G.Nome Chromosome, Gastronautdiary (David Yip), Gninethree (Charleen), HazelHearts (Hazel), HazelNutLife (Hazel Lam). HisFoodBlog (Rayner Ng), iisjong (Joey Ong), J Babies Dad (Isaiah), Jessie Food Trip (Ong Meng Ching), Justin Daniel Pereira (Gourmetestorie), Keropokman (Philip Lim), Lady J’s Musings (Joanne), Le Petit Connoisseur (Stargirl), Lobster Paints (Shi Ting), Lovin Greens (Huiyuan), Maameemoomoo (Sherie), Mamawearpapashirt (June), Melicacy (Melissa Koh), Memoirs Of Food (Daniel Hung), Mint Leong, Miss Tam Chiak (Maureen Ow), MissyGlutton , MoonBerry (Irene), Ms SkinnyFat (Cheryl Ng), Msfoodaholic (Karina Lee), Mummy Blogs (Sandra Tan), Perhaps Always (Samuel), Pling Thinks (Tracy Chua), Priscias (Priscilla), Raising Rock Star, RubbishEatRubbishGrow (Nathanael Ho), Rynaque, Sarahs Loft (Sarah Khaw), Seng Kang Babies (Andy), SgFoodonFoot (Derrick Tan), Slurp (Jason), Smithankyou (Smith Leong), Story of Bing, Superfinefeline (Karen), Teru2xBozu Goes Hungry, That Silver Girl (Silver Ang), The Dead Cockroach, The Dessert Prince (Edward), The Dining Table (Javan), The Dirty Stall, The Food Canon (Terry Wong), The Gingerbread Mum (Adora Tan), The Hungry Cow (LeRoy), The Love of my Life, Little DinoEgg (Jenn Lim), You Got Me Blogging (Razlan), Yumyumformytumtum (Peter Oh)

If you are interested in joining, leave me an email ( with your email saying “Yes, I Want To Cook For My Family!”
Saw my blog and name in bold? I'm definitely participating in this meaningful blogger/social/online movement. I think it's totally awesome! Don't get the wrong idea thinking that this is only for bloggers only. I believe that the blogging community comprises of bloggers and readers alike! 

Now, If I didn't have an FYP to manage, I would be on my baking spree, churning cupcakes, muffins and whatelse already. Guess a simple meal would do but anyway just keep a lookout on this space and spread the news around! 

Once again, a huge thanks to Daniel for the invitation. Hope you wouldn't mind me lifting the whole chunk from your email/blog. 

PS: Junk mails does not including mails related to school work. I don't want my two beloved lecturers who frequent my blog, going away thinking I don't take my school work seriously and twist my head the next time they see me. Of course, they're very kind individuals!

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