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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 2008: Food and Drink Blog Events

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

WEEKLY - WHISK WEDNESDAYS. Join us as we work our way through a cooking school curriculum one class at a time, from apple pie to zabaglione and everything in-between. Follow along using the cookbook Le Cordon Bleu at Home as the guide. Each Wednesday, we'll post what we've been working on for the "class". All the details are here.

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!!! SEMIMONTHLY - GROW YOUR OWN is a twice-a-month blogging event that celebrates the foods we grow or raise ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products. Make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden or farm and post about it. Your garden doesn't have to be big. Container gardens are welcome! If you hunted or foraged, those items are also eligible. You can also use something that was given to you, but the giver must have personally grown or raised the item. If you paid for it, then it doesn't count. Anything edible that you have grown or raised qualifies, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, sprouts, edible flowers, nuts, grains, legumes, dairy products, eggs, livestock, and anything else I might have forgotten. Produce from both indoor and outdoor gardens are welcome! Different regions will have different things available, so feel free to feature things unique to your area. (Rambutan trees, anyone?) You now have two opportunities to participate each month! Posts are due on the 15th and the 30th of each month and the round-ups will be posted a few days later. Check out the full details here.

MONTHLY - THINK SPICE, THINK NUTMEG! This month, the "Think Spice" event from Sunita's World is being guest hosted by Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen and the featured spice for July is NUTMEG. Cook up something with nutmeg as the main ingredient and submit it on or before July 27th. For further details, read this!

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 July 8th, 2008. 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 empanadas are Strawberry Rhubarb. 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.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - NO CROUTONS REQUIRED. For this month's challenge, I would like you to think up a soup or salad showcasing your favourite herb or one you haven't experimented with yet. The herb garden is now officially open! 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 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.

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.

NOW UNTIL JULY 18th - LET THEM EAT CHICKEN - hosted by Kate of A Merrier World, this event invites you to submit your favourite chicken recipe to raise awareness of conditions in the broiler chicken industry. For full details, click here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JULY 21st - HEALTHY COOKING. This is a one-time event based on Healthy Cooking and you could win Pam Anderson's latest Cookbook - The Perfect recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great. Just send in your healthy recipes and you may very well win this amazing cookbook! Rules and event details at Fun and Food.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL JULY 31st - BEHIND THE APRON. It's a chance for food bloggers to show a picture of themselves and introduce themselves to their readers. As food bloggers, we focus so much on the food that we often reveal nothing of ourselves to our readers. That's where this "Behind The Apron" round-up comes in. Post a picture of yourself on your blog, revealing as much (tastefully, of course) or as little as you want. Introduce yourself, show us your family, do whatever you want. Send a link to your post to 28cooks AT gmail DOT com by July 31st. Please make sure you place a link to this post in your entry. You can also feel free to snag the handy button up at the top. Complete details are here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL AUGUST 1st - BREAD BAKING DAY #12. This month, Bread Baking Day #12 is being guest hosted by Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen and the theme is "Small Breads." The deadline for submissions is 1st August. Full details about the event are here.

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