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Monday, May 05, 2008

May 2008: Food and Drink Blog Events

EVERY WEEKEND - Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn's Kitchen.

WEEKLY - BOOKMARKED RECIPES. Anyone from anywhere can blog about a recipe they had bookmarked from a cook book, food magazine, food blog, food website, from TV etc, make it and submit it to a weekly roundup every Monday. More details found on Ruth's Kitchen Experiments.

WEEKLY - MADE IN AMERICA/LA BUONA CUCINA AMERICANA. Every week one of our circle of expatriate bloggers will post a recipe for old fashioned American food in both English and Italian, in both US measurements and metric. Anyone who can do this is welcome to join up! All the details are here.

WEEKLY - ROOT SOURCE CHALLENGE - From cookthink.com - Every week we propose a new ingredient for our root source newsletter, and make a call out for the best recipes using that ingredient. The winner has their recipe published on the site and our blog, as well as featured in our newsletter. They also receive a cookbook! For rules and current topics, please click here.

WEEKLY - TUESDAYS WITH DORIE. A group who celebrate Dorie Greenspan's brilliant book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, one recipe at a time. If you would like to bake your way through this book, please stop here for more details.

WEEKLY - Presto Pasta Night. Channel your inner comfort food muse and join in the new, fun weekly event. Hosted by Ruth at Once Upon A Feast, complete details to participate can be found right here.
WEEKLY - ARF/5-A-Day. Hosted by Cate at Sweetnicks every Tuesday night. Have you recently made a recipe with fruit and/or vegetables? Then this is perfect for you. Come on and join in the fun - complete details are right here.

ONGOING - World Bread Day - After Hours Party. For those that missed out on the recent 113-entry roundup for World Bread Day, this is your chance to join in the fun. Complete details can be found here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - MINGLE - Theme is Appetizers & Hors'Doeuvres. Complete details can be found here. Deadline is June 9th.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - EAT HEALTHY. Complete details can be found here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - EMPANADA OF THE MONTH. I'm hosting Empanada of the Month as a monthly event-and I'd love you all to participate! This event is all about Empanadas-whether they're sweet or savory, and here's the idea: every month I'll post a new empanada recipe for you to make at home. You make it, send me a photo, and post about it on the round-up date. The deadline to participate in this event is June 8th, 2008. I'll do a round-up on June 12th to showcase all the entries-I just can't wait to see how they turn out!! My email:rebeccatcaro AT hotmail DOT com (and please feel free to email me your own empanada suggestions, too-I'd love to use them in a future event!). This month's recipe is the classic mendocino empanada. Complete details can be found here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - SIMPLE BAKES. Ever wanted to learn how to bake but felt intimidated by the recipe? Love to bake but prefer easy tried and tested recipes to bake from? Simple Bakes is inviting you to bake along with us and to put your fears behind you. Each month we will offer a tempting bake for you to try and offer techniques and tips along the way. Come and join us in our Baking Adventures! For more details, please visit Simply Bakes.

MONTHLY - Great Cooks Community County Fair - Each month the Great Cooks County Fair is sponsoring an event designed to bring out your inner chef. The Great Cooks Community is all about simple, delicious, everyday foods. May's topic is Kid Friendly Cooking. Whether your recipe is one that kids love to eat or one they love to cook, enter and join the fun! Rules for entry can be found here. Recipes must be posted before midnight, EST on May 30th. For more questions, email us.

MONTHLY - GROW YOUR OWN celebrates the foods we grow ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products. Make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden (indoor, outdoor, urban, whatever) or meat you have raised and post about it. You can use something that was gifted to you, but the giver must have personally grown or raised the item. Posts are due on the 28th of each month and the round-up will be posted a few days later on or around the 1st of the month. Check out the full details here.

MONTHLY - CLICK: the photo event. Check out the theme of the month and rules @ Jugalbandi here. Deadline: 30th of the month.

MONTHLY - TRIED AND TASTED (T&T) – a monthly event of appreciation of other blogs - an opportunity to thank your fellow bloggers for sharing their recipes by re-creating them. Peek into their kitchen to see what’s cooking and go for it! Take it,make it and say it! Each month, one of YOU will be Tried and Tasted and after the final verdict given this lovely stamp to prove that your recipes ARE worth it! Read more about the event here.

MONTHLY - JIHVA FOR INGREDIENTS - Celebrating exotic ingredients, one at a time. For complete details, please click here.

MONTHLY - FOOD ART - From Mahanandi. Theme-based event dedicated to Food drawings and crafts. The theme for spring is "Mango Manthram". For details, please click here.

MONTHLY MEET AND MINGLE. Deadline is May 5, and the theme is Bollywood Cooking. Complete details can be found here.

MONTHLY - TASTY TOOLS! The theme of this event is creating recipes using a specific tool. For April, recipes using ice cream scoops and portion scoops are being featured. Hosted by Joelen of Joelen's Culinary Adventures. Details here.

MONTHLY - NO CROUTONS REQUIRED. This month's challenge is to create a salad. Our theme is cheese, be it blue, crumbly, creamy, pongy, smoky, gooey or chewy. From vegetarian to vegan. The winner will be awarded a gorgeous badge for their blog! Details can be found here.

MONTHLY - SNACKSHOTS #4: Salad - At last summer has arrived here in the UK and what better reason to celebrate than with a crispy, cool salad. Salads definitely top the list of the dish that is easy and quick to prepare and healthy. Whether it is leafy green to-do, starchy pasta or potato salad, meaty or fishy or warm or cold, anything goes. If you have a favourite salad, why not share it with the world and at the same time get all lyrical about it to stand a chance to win the Word4Word writing award? More details here.

MONTHLY - THINK SPICE...THINK CLOVES! This month, the "Think Spice" event from Sunita's World is guest hosted by Gretchen at Canela & Comino and the featured spice for April is CLOVE. How do you use cloves in your home? What are you favorite foods that have cloves in them? Make or bake something that features cloves and submit it on or before April 25th. For complete details, read this!

MONTHLY - MEAT & GREET. This is a new event focusing on, what else? Meat. The theme ingredient for March is offal. No other strictures -- it can be from any animal and can be any variety meat. Tongue, heart, kidneys, livers -- even spleens if you are so inclined. Let's see what you can whip up. Winner this month wins a coveted copy of Richard Olney's "Variety Meats." Hosted by Hank of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. Details here.

MONTHLY - MASTER BAKER. Bake what you want. Every month we will choose an ingredient of the month and you're job is to bake whatever your little heart desires with our ingredient of the month. For more info, click here.

MONTHLY - WEEKEND BREAKFAST BLOGGING. Saffron Trail hosts this event. Complete rundown is 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!

MONTHLY - CARNIVAL OF DINING OUT. Come celebrate your favorite place to eat in this new monthly event. Entries are due by the end of the month, and complete information can be found here.

MONTHLY - FOOD BLOGGY PETS OF THE MONTH. Peanut Butter Etouffe is doing a monthly round-up featuring all your pets. Come join in the fun - all the details are right here.

ANNUAL - EAT LIKE A PIRATE DAY. September 19th is the first annual Eat Like a Pirate Day! If you are going to talk like a pirate, you should eat like one too! Whether it's parrot a'la orange or seaweed-wrapped seaweed, swash your buckle on over and share. More details soon. Contact kitchenMage(at)gmail(dot)com.

ANNUAL - SPRING TEA PARTY. Spring Tea Party hosted by The Skinny Gourmet. Gird your pinafores, artfully cuff your kimonos: you are cordially invited to a tea party. Tea is a global industry with a thousand local faces. It is also a really tasty excuse to get together with some friends on a Saturday afternoon and have a good time. So I'm getting in the mood for warm saturday afternoons in the garden and smart picnics with an annual food blogger event: a spring tea party. More details can be found here. Entries due May 23rd. The roundup will be posted by May 31st.


NOW UNTIL MAY 5th - DOLLAR DISH DUEL. Hosted by Just Get Floury, Ginny challenges everyone to make a dish for $5 that must feed at least 2 people. So hit up a dollar store or be creative with what you can find at your local grocery store. Find more details here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 6th - PAPER CHEF #29. This month the ingredients are fennel, prosciutto, honey and fresh fava beans. Think you have what it takes to be a Paper Chef? The details are at Hunter Angler Gardener Cook right here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 21st - PUTTING UP. 'Putting Up' Event is a new event hosted by myself, Pixie, at You Say Tomahto, I say Tomayto and Rosie, from Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake. The event focuses on preserving fruits and vegetables. We're asking you to share your Jams and Conserves, Jellies, Marmalade, Curds and Butters, Chutneys, Pickles, Relishes and Preserves. Your welcome to create a dish around your preserve, however the focus is on the preserve itself and we really want to see that JAR! More details can be found HERE. Hope you can join us!

NOW UNTIL MAY 23rd - DMBLGIT. Complete details can be found here. This month's host is Habeas Brulee.

NOW UNTIL MAY 25th - SUGAR HIGH FRIDAY #43. The theme this month is Citrus. Lemons, lime, oranges, tangerines, clementines, mandarines, grapefruits, kumquats... The bright colors of the fruits and the desserts they are prepared with cannot but make you happy and ready for summer. Let's get all zesty and let's pucker up with citrus in May!. Details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 25th - VEGETABLE, BEAUTIFUL VEGETABLES. May 19-25 is national vegetarian week in the uk and, as happened last year, abby from eat the right stuff is hosting “vegetables, beautiful vegetables,” an annual event where food bloggers around the world are invited to show off their skills at creating fantastic vegetarian dishes. to participate tell abby about a vegetarian dish that you have cooked, complete with recipe. or maybe review a favourite vegetarian restaurant. or take a photo of your weekly vegetable purchases and tell abby what you plan to do with them. Due by May 25th. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - IN THE BAG. A seasonal food blogging event. This month's bag includes asparagus, eggs and parmesan and readers are challenged to create a dish using these ingredients plus any others they find appropriate. Details here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - AVF #3: A Vegetarian Feast in a Quiche. For the third Vegetarian Feast, we're posting about a meatless savoury tart, quiche, or pastry (or something along those lines). Pick your favourite recipe with no meat, fish or poultry and take at least one photo. Dairy is allowed but vegan recipes are welcomed. Your blog doesn't have to be vegetarian, just your recipe! Check out Shortcut to Mushrooms for more information.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - MAD FOR MACARONS IN MAY. Hosted by Minko of Couture Cupcakes. During the month of May I am going to be trying my hand at macarons. What is a macaron? A macaron is a traditional French pastry traditionally made from egg whites, almond powder (flour, ground almonds) icing sugar and sugar sandwiched together with a buttercream or ganache or even a jam filling. The cookie should have a foot and a thin but crisp shell, but when you eat it, it melts in your mouth. There should be a good ratio of cookie to filling and not be too sweet.]Sound daunting? Don't worry, macarons are an obsession and there are a lot of web sites that provide advice and even pictures on how to make the perfect macaron step by step. Get the details here.

NOW UNTIL MAY 31st - BEAUTIFUL BONES. Help promote bone health during the month of May which is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Just post a calcium-rich recipe any time between May 1-May 31st, then send it to Susan of Food Blogga. Check out the details here.

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