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Sunday, August 03, 2008

August 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.

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.

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.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - WAITER, THERE'S SOMETHING IN MY ... PICNIC BASKET. Anything goes and contributions are welcome until the 18th of August! Complete details are right here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - SNACKSHOTS #6: Sandwich - Personally, I've never met anyone who hasn't eaten a sandwich. We all have to agree that it is one of the most versatile creations of the culinary world. Eaten around the clock all over the world, sandwiches are sent off with school children, packed in lunchboxes for work and the most famous chain store of all, McDonalds, have made billions and billions of dollars off this fast food. Almost anything can be used as a filling; from an el cheapo cucumber sandwich to the most expensive burger on the planet. Do you have a favourite sandwich you would like to show off to the world? For those who wondered whether hot dogs and shwarmas are allowed, they are. For a list of ideas, go to Wikipedia for some inspiration. I look forward to what you come up with! For more details, click here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - This month Monthly Blog Patrolling (MBP) is being guest hosted by Aparna at My Diverse Kitchen and the theme is "Fruit Fare". The deadline for submissions is 25th August. Full details about the event are 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.

MONTHLY - NOW UNTIL AUGUST 20TH - NO CROUTONS REQUIRED. The monthly soup and salad challenge hosted by Holler of Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen. This month's challenge is to create a dressing for a soup or salad. The winner will be awarded a gorgeous badge for their blog! Rules 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.

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.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL AUGUST 3rd - SUGAR HIGH FRIDAY. July is a most berry-licious month. So for this month's Sugar High Friday, it's all about berries. Submit a dessert featuring berries to Food Blogga by Sunday August 3rd. Details can be found here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL AUGUST 7th - GOT MILK? The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. To promote this I'm organizing an event in which milk has a leading role. To enter the event, make a sweet dish that has milk as an ingredient. Any kind of milk will do, both dairy as non-dairy are allowed. Check out all the details here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL AUGUST 8th - 3rd Annual Julia Child Birthday Celebration. Please join me by whipping up a dish using a recipe from any of Julia's books. Whether a humble onion soup or a brazen lobster thermidor, it will be a way to honor the memory of a wonderfully down-to-earth, witty, and inspiring American chef.

  • Prepare a dish using one of Ms. Child's recipes.
  • Write up a post about it on your blog.
  • Send me an e-mail containing your name, your blog's name, and a permanent link to your post.
  • E-mail your submission to me by August 8, 2008. I'll publish the round-up on JC's birthday, August 15.
If you don't have a blog and you'd like to join in, take a digital photo of your creation, if you can, and send it to me in an e-mail message along with your name, the recipe name, and any amusing—or tragic—story you'd like to accompany it, and I'll include the photo and story in the round-up. You can view the post announcing the event at Champaign Taste.

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.