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Welcome to the Cook the Issue Challenge!

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We want to hear your feedback on the all-new Fine Cooking, so we’re launching a Cook the Issue Challenge. Over the course of two months, we’re challenging you to cook as many of the recipes in the February/March issue (issue 97) as you can, upload photos of what you make, and tell us what you love, what you don’t love, and what else you want to know. 

Taking the challenge is easy. The most prolific member for this issue’s challenge will win a cookware shopping spree from Cooking.com, and 50 runners up will receive a copy of Fine Cooking’s Make it Tonight special issue.

Here’s how to take the challenge:

Step One: Create a profile or login.

Step Two: Choose a recipe from the official list of issue 97 recipes. (below) 

Step Three: Make the recipe, photograph it, and post your photos and commentary to the gallery.

Step Four: Repeat until you’ve cooked your way through the issue!

Browse the gallery to see what other members are cooking and get inspired for your next meal. You can comment on other entries, and give your favorite posts a thumbs-up rating.

To be considered complete, a post must include a photo of the recipe cooked by the poster, and some comments about the recipe or the resulting dish.

For the complete contest rules, click here.

Complete List of Issue 97 Recipes
To take the Cook the Issue Challenge, choose from the following recipes to make, photograph, and comment on:


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    Texas_Foodie | 02/03/2009

    PS - I had some time last night so I went in and added the missing entires the the "Cook the Issue" page. Now I think I may have double entries????

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    Texas_Foodie | 02/03/2009

    It has been fun. I think I have figured out what is going on. It's hard to explain but I will attempt so that perhaps they can fix the bug. I think it happens when I post more than one thing at a sitting. Usually when I post my first entry, I do it from this page - the "Cook the Issue" box has a link that says "post your entry". I have notice that it says Cook the Issure at the top of the page after I click the link. Then after I have posted it successfully, I click on the link to see my page and then click on the link to "write new post". I have not figured out another way to post a new entry, besides this, unless I go back to the main page. At that time, I notice it does not say "Cook the Issue" at the top of the page. This is when I think it is going into the gallery only???? Just a theory, though....could be something else going on.....

  • RheaS | 02/03/2009

    Cancel that bug fix. It still doesn't work properly! Oh well, so many of you are so far ahead of me in this contest that I doubt I have much of a chance. Regardless, I'm enjoying my attempt.

  • RheaS | 02/03/2009

    I figured out how to make my entries show up in "Cook the Issue". Edit your post, scroll to the bottom and find the "Tags" field. Enter "Cook the Issue 97" (no quotes).

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