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Sunday, June 01, 2008

June 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.

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

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

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.

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. The theme for June is soups or salads featuring legumes because beans and pulses are an important part of a healthy vegetarian diet. Whole, or split, big or small, anything belonging to the legume family qualifies. Submissions are due no later than June 20th. The winner will be awarded a gorgeous badge for their blog! Details can be found 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 June is "things that used to fly." No other strictures -- it can be from any bird (extra points for flying fish roe, and yes, you can use ostrich, even though they don't fly...). You get bonus points for being unusual. 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.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 9th - Hay, Hay, It's Donna Day #20. Choux Pastry! - hosted by Suzana @ Home Gourmets - full details can be found here. The facilitator for HHDD is Bron Marshall for more on Hay Hay it's Donna Day events visit here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JUNE 19th - NUTRIFERIA'S BERRYLICIOUS ROUNDUP EVENT. Who doesn't love berries? They come in so many gorgeous vivid colours and make our desserts irresistible. And yes, you have guessed it, they are the star of Nutriferia's new roundup theme which is Berrylicious. Do you often enjoy a cozy berry cake? Is a wild berry idea speeding in your head right now? Maybe a cocktail? Don't just keep them to yourself! Share them so that others can enjoy them too. Please send your entries by June 19th, 2008. For more details please visit Nutriferia.

NOW UNTIL JUNE 21st Novel Food #4. A new season is around the corner, and that marks the return of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event that Lisa of Champaign Taste and Simona of of briciole co-launched a few seasons ago. As in previous editions of the event, we are looking to find culinary inspiration in literary works. Hence, we are co-hosting the fourth edition of Novel Food, which makes it an event for all seasons. In case you missed the previous editions of the event and you are wondering what it is about, the split roundup of the previous version (Simona's portion is here and Lisa's portion is here) should give you a sense of what this is all about. We will make this announcement short and just lay out the simple rules for participating in Novel Food #4:
  1. Prepare a dish of your choosing that has a connection to a published literary work (novel, novella, short story, memoir, bio).

  2. Post it on your blog by Saturday June 21, 2008, 9 am (Pacific Time).

  3. Send an e-mail to Lisa (webrina AT gmail DOT com) or to me
    (simosite AT mac DOT com) and include your name, blog name and blog
    address, and a permanent link to your post. Please, include the words "Noel Food" in the email subject, so we can more easily retrieve the message in our inbox.
  4. Non-English submissions are fine. If possible, include an introduction in English.

Lisa and Simona will do a roundup soon afterward the deadline: it will be our special way of welcoming the new season.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JUNE 28th - MMM ... CANADA. "Mmm… Canada" celebrates our nation in a culinary way: we ask you to blog about foods and drinks that taste like Canada to you. You can choose savoury treats or more the sweet side of things.

Mmm…Canada, The Savoury Edition – http://cardamomaddict.blogspot.com/2008/06/invitation-mmmcanada.html

Mmm…Canada, The Sugar High Edition – http://domesticgoddess.ca/entries.php?entry=10310

NOW UNTIL JUNE 30th - A FRUIT A MONTH. A monthly event that puts spotlight on a fruit comes to Tasty Palettes. This month the focus is on coconut. Deadline is June 30, 2008. More about the event here."

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JULY 1st - 'FROZEN YOGURT': This is an event hosted by Siri of Siri's Corner, with 'Yogurt' as its theme. Nothing to do with real frozen yogurt - an ice cream substitute. Any dish using 'Yogurt' as its main ingredient is allowed. Only vegetarian entries please. For complete details of the event Click here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JULY 6th - WAITER, THERE'S SOMETHING IN MY ... This go-around the theme is berries, and you can find all the juicy details right here.



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