Ile De France gourmet cheese is searching for Americas biggest holiday cooking disasters and is asking failed chefs to log on to www.cookingdisasters.com.
The worst cook wins a culinary makeover with cookbook author Kathy Gunst, who will discuss tools, techniques and tastes.
Gunst says the holidays are an especially good time for kitchen disasters because thats when people who dont usually cook venture into the kitchen. You have people whove never baked a cookie attempting pumpkin pie.
But while inexperience is the worst teacher for budding Martha Stewarts, having tools doesnt guarantee perfection. Gunst once made the mistake of leaving a pot of chicken soup on her stove unattended for four hours. She wont reveal the extent of her damage but admits, There was a lot of smoke.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20 and Gunst says people who want to avoid cooking disasters of their own should Know the extent of your abilities, and Never try cooking a new recipe around the holidays.
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