A social experiment

I’ve already asked some friends, fellow barbecuers and fellow bloggers to help me out with an experiment I have in mind, but I decided to open this up more.

The experiment is simple to do and won’t lead to any immoral or illegal acts in and of itself. The rules are simply to photograph every meal, and, yes, I mean every meal, for one week, starting October 1 and going through October 7, 2007. That’s about it (but not quite).


(photo by Don Andre, used here in accordance with Creative Commons licensing)

I know some people don’t have anything more than a cup of coffee or a Mountain Dew for breakfast; if that’s the case, take a picture of it. I’m not going to plan my own meals around this, so you may see me showing a meal of which I’m less than proud to have eaten!

Also, I don’t care if the photos are great. Some people are traveling; a phone with a camera will work fine. I don’t care if the meal is an Egg McMuffin or a six-course tasting menu… This is meant for fun, not “I eat better than you”!

After the week is over, my wife will select a day (Oct 1-7) and a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner). I’ll post on here what the results are, and that’s when the fun begins:

  • Send in the photo of that meal and only that meal. I may or may not retouch the photos if I think it will help show the meal better, though if you don’t want me to retouch it, just say so.
  • If you aren’t shy, send in a photo of yourself. It can be goofy or serious, just not lewd or it will be ignored.
  • Give me a description of the meal. This can be as simple as what you ate or as detailed as the circumstances around the meal. Whatever you want to share about that meal is just fine. The idea isn’t to show off what you eat, just to show wh

The email to which to send is cmcadams (at) buckymcoinkumsbbq (dot) com (I am being cryptic to avoid the aliens trying to strip out my email address to send me home refinancing offers).

Depending on how many participate, I’ll either show everything at once or split it up into several entries.

About Curt McAdams

I guess I'm a bit of a foodie, learning to cook from my mom, then getting obsessed with outdoor cooking, competition barbecue, bread baking and just about all things food. Lately, I've been trying to upgrade my photography skills a bit, though I still have a long way to go.

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  1. Its Saturday and this daily shooting of simple scary home cooking is getting weary-fying!

    ALMOST done.. some scary shots coming your way if you choose the “wrong” day, just saying :-).

    This new blog template looks excellent, glad you went with it.

  2. Nika, it’s almost done! Just 4 more meals now. Mine aren’t pretty, either.

    Thanks for the nod on the template… I’m liking it, too. It’s a bit different.

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