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Monday, May 01, 2006

May 2006 Events

EVERY WEEKEND - Weekend Cat Blogging hosted by Eat Stuff. Weekend Dog Blogging is by Sweetnicks - get info here. Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn's Kitchen.

NOW UNTIL MAY 8th - PAPER CHEF #17 hosted by Kevin at Seriously Good. Ingredient nominations will close at noon EST on Friday, May 5th and submissions will close (subject to excellent excuses) at 10:00am Tuesday, May 8th. More details can be found here

NOW UNTIL MAY 10th - Food Destination, a one-off event hosted by Just Hungry. "Food Destinations is an event that attempts to put together a comprehensive list of food destinations by food lovers, for food lovers. We'll try to answer the question, 'If my favorite food blogger/food lover came to my town, where would I take him/her?" Complete details are here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 13th - Summer Barbecue Challenge hosted by Lex Culinaria -- get all the juicy details here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 15th - THE SPICE IS RIGHT #2 hosted by Barbara at Tigers and Strawberries. This months' theme is Sweet and Savory and all the information is here. Have fun!

NOW UNTIL MAY 15th - Weekend Cookbook Challenge #5. The theme is Celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Please post your submissions any day from now, up until May 15th. Please include the recipe, a picture and a link to Weekend Cookbook Challenge. Email Alicat at alicat.wccATgmailDOTcom with a link to your submission. The roundup will be posted by Friday, May 19th.

NOW UNTIL MAY 20th - BLOG PARTY #10. Party at Stephanie's! This month, the theme is Garden Parties. You in? Check out the dish here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 24th - COMBINATIONS #2 hosted by Andrew at Spittoon. Complete information can be found here. Try your hand at this wine pairing to go with an Austrian dessert.

NOW UNTIL MAY 24th - DMBLGIT. This month is hosted by Nika from Nika's Culinaria and all the details can be found here I'll be there - how 'bout you?

NOW THROUGH MAY 29th - Cooking for Children #2 sponsored by My Favourite Plum. Delve into the cuteness with this one. This month's theme is Birthday Food. Go on and join in the fun. More information is here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - Asparagus Aspirations hosted by Kevin from Seriously Good. Join in the fun and express your asparagus creativity. Details are here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - Virtual Recipe Club (VRC). This month the theme is Food on a Stick, with a deadline of May 31st. You can check out the official notice with complete details here.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 1st - Hay Hay It's Donna Hay #3. This month is hosted by the lovely Clare at Eat Stuff and you can get all the details here. Come celebrate the popular Australian chef!

NOW UNTIL JUNE 1st - Grill of My Dreams sponsored by Peanut Butter Etouffee. Here is your chance to show off your crowd-pleasing BBQ recipe. Complete details here.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 2nd - Antipodean Blogging By Post #1 is underway, sponsored by A Year's Worth of Eating. Australian food bloggers and their Kiwi counterparts get together by post and swap. Event will match up Australian/New Zealand bloggers and everyone can exchange some particular foodie thing they love. It doesn't have to be a food, it could be a cookbook from your area, a locally made kitchen gadget ~ or yes ~ something to scoff. But the beauty is it's local and not widely available to the other country/state/area. Complete details are here

NOW UNTIL JUNE 2nd - Asia Pacific's Best Restaurants List. Here's your chance to have your voice heard on what you consider the best restaurant in Asia Pacific. Sponsored by Chubby Hubby, your nominations are due by June 2nd. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 2nd - I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours #1. You can find a lot out about a person by taking a peek in their fridge. Join in the fun with this event. Complete details here, sponsored by Sweetnicks.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 3rd - Nominate ingredients for Paper Chef #18, this one hosted by Seriously Good.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 5th - Monthly Monday Mixology. Hosted by The Art of Drink. Alcohol your thing? Then this is the event for you. All the details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 9th - Monthly Mingle. This is a new event hosted by What's for Lunch, Honey? and you can find all the details for the new monthly event here. This months' theme is Football's Coming!

NOW UNTIL JUNE 9th - Retro Recipes Challenge. For the first round, participants are asked to make any kind of recipe, as long as it was first published between 1920 and 1975. When possible, participants should cite sources, publication years, and take photos. Blog posts should be sent to LauraRebeccasKitchen@gmail.com. Deadline is June 9th at 11:59pm. Original announcement can be found here.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 12th - Foodography 5 - Brand Awareness hosted by Spittoon.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 15th - BLOG PARTY #11. This time, it's a very manly affair. Hosted by Dispensing Happiness, complete details can be found here. You have until the 15th to get your appetizer and cocktail in, so get crackin'.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 26th - Weekend Cookbook Challenge #6. Theme is Picnic Food. "Picnic food makes us think of fried chicken, potato salad, fruit tarts and strawberry lemonade. Now, let's see what your interpretation is! Whip up any dish or meal that you think fits the theme. As a reminder for newbies, the idea is to make a dish from an unused or under used cookbook from your collection and blog about it! Please post any pictures, the recipe, and a link back to the Weekend Cookbook Challenge." E-mail your permalinks to alicat.wcc@gmail.com. You can also see the previous roundup and get more info here.

MONTHLY - Cooking with Tea Contest sponsored by Tea Chef. Experiment with different ideas to develop the best recipe with that tea, then send it in with a picture. Every month new recipes are posted for community voting (look for the "Vote for this Recipe" links). The highest-ranked recipe will win a fabulous tea-related reward and the acclaim of the community!