Thank you to everyone who joined The#CookForFamily Initiative, and there are now 97 bloggers, just 3 away from a 100!
Plus, this has gone on to the Instagram world and Instagram Singapore InstaSG and Singapore Instagram Sgig would be both landing their support.
The #CookForFamily is a bloggers-for-bloggers initiative, created with a simple objective of getting more bloggers, and hopefully their fans and followers, to start cooking and bonding with their families.
To be part of it, you just have to cook for your family, blog about it on 6th August Monday, and hashtag all social media channels with #CookForFamily.
Many have asked, so why I am organising the #CookForFamily?
I was quite affected when I first heard a story from a famous blogger’s family member: This blogger is always out for tastings almost every day, that the blogger never really eats at home. Family members complain, but I suppose blogging take first place in this situation.
While personal relationship is affected in this case, what readers see are only the exterior – the glam factor.
Actually, it is not uncommon to have food tastings for almost every single day. There was a period of time when I accepted every request that came in, and it did affect the time spent with my mum and friends, worse if the request does not allow a plus-one.
How many bloggers would bring their parents for food tastings, really? So far, I know Gourmetestorie and we all met his mum, sometimes, his grandma. Good for him!
It also started with a tweet.
Chrispytine tweeted that she was tired of bloggers b****ing all the time, and said we could do a greater good if we channelled our energies elsewhere. Yes, so far bloggers have been quite individualist and seldom come together to do something that has no commercial motive.
Why did I reject sponsors?
Some have recommended prizes for the best blog entries. Sorry bloggers, I have rejected all sponsors, at least for this time. Because this should come from the heart, and not because we stand a chance to win something. Isn’t doing something for our family the greatest prize of all?
Why didn’t you ask famous XXX & YYY blogger to join?
Of course I did! The following scenarios happened
a) I was ignored (most common)
b) “I am too busy to cook for my family.” (I started asking more than a month ago, so well… proves my point that we are caught up with the wrong priorities.)
c) “I can’t cook!” (Fair enough, but with today’s technology and equipment, it is really quite easy to put together something. What happened to the home economics lessons?)
The greatest irony I got were replies from Parenting Bloggers who said they never cooked at all. Well, I am in no position to criticise anyone… but I would say every child should appreciate a healthy home-cooked meal from their parents. Wait, tell me what have you been feeding your children all these while?!
Who are involved in this initiative?
Other than Instagram Singapore InstaSG and Singapore Instagram Sgig, the 97 bloggers involved in #CookForFamily 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), Cloudy Windz , Coffee Table People, Cookieologic (Huijin), Cooksnapeatlove (Jacob Leong), Cuisine Paradise (Ellena Guan), Daniel’s Food Diary (Daniel Ang), Danny Love To Eat (Danny Tan), Darren Bloggie, Delicious Soup Recipes (Dominique Goh) , Double Image (Kevin Soh), 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), Gourmetestorie (Justin Daniel Pereira), HazelHearts (Hazel), HazelNutLife (Hazel Lam), HisFoodBlog (Rayner Ng), iisjong (Joey Ong), J Babies Dad (Isaiah), Jessie Food Trip (Ong Meng Ching), Keropokman (Philip Lim), Lady J’s Musings (Joanne), Le Petit Connoisseur (Stargirl), Lobster Paints (Shi Ting), Lovin Greens (Huiyuan), Luxury Haven (Shirley Tay), Maameemoomoo (Sherie), Mamawearpapashirt (June), Melicacy (Melissa Koh), Memoirs Of Food (Daniel Hung), Mint Leong, Miss Tam Chiak (Maureen Ow), Miss Tiffany (Tiffany Wong), MissyGlutton, MoonBerry (Irene), Ms SkinnyFat (Cheryl Ng), Msfoodaholic (Karina Lee), Mummy Blogs (Sandra Tan), Pengs Kitchen (Veronica) , Perhaps Always (Samuel), Pixieprodigy (Calvin Wong), Pling Thinks (Tracy Chua), Priscias (Priscilla), Raising Rock Star, RubbishEatRubbishGrow (Nathanael Ho), Rynaque, Sakura Haruka, Sarahs Loft (Sarah Khaw), Seng Kang Babies (Andy), SgFoodonFoot (Derrick Tan), Simple Happiness (Christina Teong), SkiesofLove (Angie), Slurp (Jason), Smithankyou (Smith Leong), Story of Bing, Super Adrian Me (Adrian Eugene Seet), 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 Food Recipe (Jozel), The Gingerbread Mum (Adora Tan), The Hungry Cow (LeRoy), The Love of my Life, Little DinoEgg (Jenn Lim), The Super Girl, Velvet Chronicles (Nuramima), You Got Me Blogging (Razlan), Yummy Koh (Chris), Yumyumformytumtum (Peter Oh)
If you are interested in joining, leave me an email (DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com) or a comment below with your email saying “Yes, I Want To Cook For My Family!”