Taking a cue from an excellent idea for a competition over at A Wee Bit Of Cooking I’m proposing something similar but with a small twist. I liked the idea of passing on a copy of your favourite, most inspiring cookery book so much that I thought it would be great if everyone did it.
So with this blog post I’m starting The Inspiration Chain!
Basically it will work like this – I’ll kick it off by offering up a book that inspires my cooking. Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the book will post a comment with a story, joke, poem, or just a good reason why they should get it and after a few days I’ll pick a recipient. The book will be ordered through Amazon and delivered to the recipient who then posts a similar offer on their blog, offering a copy of their favourite book to a chosen recipient. After a few days they pick someone, send them the book and that person then follows suit and offers a copy of their favourite book. Simple.
I’d like to track involvement in the chain so if you receive a book and send one out please send a quick email to theinspirationchain[at]gmail.com saying which blog sent the book out, what the book was and who received it. I’ll update a page here to display who’s taking part and I’ll post updates to the UKFBA site as well.
The chain doesn’t need to end, keep it going for as long as it can. If it all goes well I’ll start another chain next year and we can make it a regular thing.
To start the whole thing off I’m giving away a copy of Ripailles by Stephane Reynaud, which I wrote about in a previous blog. If you’d like to be the first link in the inspiration chain then simply post a comment on this page, the more entertaining the better. In a few days I’ll choose the lucky recipient of the book and contact them to get their details. Once it’s sent out I’ll update the main Inspiration Chain page with the first link.
Feel free to spread the word, get as many people involved in the chain as possible to spread some inspiration!
Closing date is Friday 29th October.