Food Events - September 2010

Event Name:
Presto Pasta Nights

Hosting Blog:
Week one : Once Upon A Feast (3 September roundup)
Week two : Lemon & Cheese (10 September roundup)
Week three: Eat The Right Stuff (17 September roundup)
Week four : More Than Burnt Toast (24 September roundup)


Theme: Pasta

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Thursday for inclusion on the Friday roundup

Every week food bloggers around the world photograph and write about their latest pasta creation… if it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner; served hot or cold; spicy or sweet; from appetizers to mains to desserts, you’ll find it in the roundup published every Friday with links and photos to all the posts.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Blogger Secret Ingredient

Hosting Blog:
Creative Sanyukta (deadline - 5 Setpember 2010) Theme: Milk
Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes (deadline - 12 September 2010) Theme: Okra
Ruchika Cooks (deadline - 19 September 2010) Theme: Paneer/Cottage Cheese
Sandhya's Kitchen (deadline - 26 September 2010) Theme: Kidney Beans
Slim Shoppin' (deadline - 3 October 2010) Theme: Pork

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Sunday before 5pm Central Time

This week's secret ingredient is Pork.

The rules go something like this:

* The host picks an ingredient, preferable one that is in season, readily available, and not too expensive
* The host links back to all other previous weekly hosts
* Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and email (or you can comment with a link) the host their recipes.
* You do not need to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph
* If you do not have a blog, you can email the host directly and it will be posted on my blog
* The host reviews recipes Sunday evening of each week and picks a favorite (Sunday, June 6th at 5PM Central Time)
* The winner is posted Monday morning and recieves a price of the host’s choice







Event Name:
Weekend Herb Blogging

Hosting Blog:
Week one :Taste Space (WHB#249 - August 30th to September 5th)
Week Two : Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs)
(WHB#250 - September 6th to September 12th)
Week three : Anna's Cool Finds ((WHB#251 - September 13th to September 19th)
Week four : Healthy Green Kitchen (WHB#252 - September 20th to September 26th)
Week five : Briciole (WHB#253 - September 27th to October 3rd)

Theme: Herbs & Vegetables

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

Each week food bloggers around the world post recipes about cooking with herbs and unusal vegetables or interesting ways to use vegetables, and on the weekend, we publish a Recap with links to all the posts.

Details can be found here.







Event Name:
Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen Bake-Off

Hosting Blog:
Versiatle Vegetarian Kitchen

Theme: Baking

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Thurdsday before 5pm

Bake anything vegetarian (eggs are allowed). You can do part of cooking in microwave or stove top. But, the finished product should come out and be ready to serve from the oven. It can be a casserole, cookie, scone, cake, quick bread, muffin, yeast bread, cake, tart, pie, quiche or anything that is baked.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
My Kitchen, My World

Hosting Blog:My Kitchen, My World

Theme: TBA

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

My Kitchen, My World was started to document the journey of experiencing other cultures through food. On the 1st of each month, a country will be selected, and we adventurous types will have a month to find a recipe for a dinner that takes us there for a fraction of the plane fare! Ever wanted to make Paella? Gnocchi? Stir Fry or Jamaican Jerk? Well, here's your chance. Make a meal that takes you places. What could be better than that?

Details can be found here





Event Name:
My Legume Love Affair

Hosting Blog:
The Well Seasoned Cook

Theme: Legumes

My Legume Love Affair, the long-running and popular monthly event, features recipes that promote the diversity and deliciousness of produce from the legume family of plants: beans, pods, and other ingredient derivatives such as tofu and bean flours. All courses and cuisines are welcome, and all participants are eligible to win carefully selected prizes by random drawing every month. Check with the monthly host for full details.

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

Details can be found here.






Event Name:
Food For Thought

Hosting Blog:
Food For Thought

Theme: Food from books

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 11 September 2010 & 25 September 2010

# Read a book of your choosing
# Look for a food vignette while reading, and I mean that quite literally!
# Play in the kitchen
# Take pics!
# Share your post on Food For Thought, every other saturday, just click and look for mr linky
# Do as many posts as you have books!

Details can be found here.






Event Name:
Blog Bites

Hosting Blog:
One Hot Stove

Theme: Iron Chef

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 September 2010

The theme this month, inspired by the Iron Chef culinary competition, is One Ingredient, Two Ways. We are iron food bloggers, no doubt about it, but seeing as we have real lives outside of blogging, you know, little things like families, jobs, classes, kids- 5 recipes with one ingredients may be a wee ambitious, but 2 recipes is quite within our reach.

Select any ingredient- it could be a fruit, vegetable, legume, grain, herb, spice, flour, nut, even something like coconut milk or frozen peas or soy sauce or gluten. What you choose as your theme ingredient is entirely up to you. It could be something familiar or exotic.

Then, cook that ingredient in two different recipes where both recipes are inspired by other blog(s). For instance, you might choose chickpeas and make (1) hummus and (2) chana pulao. Or you might lemons and make (1) lemon rice and (2) lemon cake. You might choose coriander seeds and make two different types of masalas. This is simply a way to see how a single ingredient can have many different uses.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
A.W.E.D.

Hosting Blog:
Kitchen Samraj

Theme: Saudi Arabia

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

What is A.W.E.D ? Do I mean awed – to be inspired by the sheer beauty of what you see? Or do I mean it as an acronym for “A Worldly Epicurean’s Delight” ? Well its both. The fact that cultures beyond one’s boundaries and their habits concentrating esp with the universal factor Food is mind boggling enough to be AWED by every epicurean.

Prepare any vegetarian recipe from Saudi Arabian Cuisine (no fish, seafood or any of kind of meat allowed).

Details can be found here






Event Name:
The Daring Bakers
The Daring Cooks

Hosting Blog:
The Daring Kitchen

Theme: Check website on reveal date.

Daring Bakers Reveal Date: 27th September 2010
Daring Cooks Reveal Date: 14th September 2010

The Daring Kitchen is the home of The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks. The premise of both groups is to create one recipe each month, given to us by a monthly host. We all create the same exact recipe and then post about it on our personal blogs on a designated date.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Breakfast Club

Hosting Blog:
Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Muffins

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 6pm (UK time) 5th September 2010

We love breakfast and want everyone to enjoy better and more interesting breakfasts.

Each month one of us will choose a theme and then post the round up on the last Sunday of the month.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Breakfast Club

Hosting Blog:
Fingers & Toes

Theme: British Breakfast

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 6pm (UK time) 26th September 2010

We love breakfast and want everyone to enjoy better and more interesting breakfasts.

Each month one of us will choose a theme and then post the round up on the last Sunday of the month.

This month’s theme is British. There are so many options here. English muffins, crumpets, Scotch pancakes, a full English, Welsh, Irish or Scottish, kippers, porridge, Marmite or marmalade on toast and there’s going to be a breakfasty prize for this one.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Flavours of Gujarat

Hosting Blog:
Simply Food

Theme: Gujarati Cuisine

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

Gujarati cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Gujarat; this being predominant in western-India. It is mainly vegetarian. Cuisine can vary widely in flavour and heat, depending on the region of Gujarat they are from. North Gujarat, Kathiawad, Kachchh, and South Gujarat are the four major regions of Gujarat that all bring their own style to Gujarati food. Many Gujarati dishes are distinctively sweet, salty, and spicy at the same time. Some regions in gujarat omit garlic and onions from their cooking too.To get more information on dishes of Gujarat please click here

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Color Your Palate - A Visual Treat

Hosting Blog:
Creative Sanyukta

Theme: Color, Presentation, Food Art,Garnishing...Coloring ur palate...

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30th September 2010

When a plate of food is put in front of me the first thing I always do is look at it. A well designed plate leads to a delicious meal! Then the nose plays its role and smells the food and then tongue plays its role to taste the flavors and then you have a satisfying belly with a happy burp.

So Dear Friends, try to make food creative your own way with your fascinating and innovative ideas, so that we can enjoy the visual treat. Wake up the artist in you .

Details can be found here






Event Name:
We Should Cocoa

Hosting Blog:
Chocolate Teapot


Theme: Raspberries

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 September 2010

Welcome to We Should Cocoa – a chocolate challenge. This is a monthly cooking event for food bloggers based on …. you guessed it ….. chocolate! Over the last few months, the idea has been slowly brewing in the heads of myself (Choclette)and Chele of Chocolate Teapot fame and has now come to fruition.

The idea is to make something with chocolate each month. You can use any sort of chocolate or cocoa substance and use any ingredient that you like. But you must include the special ingredient or ingredients selected by the host. It can be sweet or savoury, simple or complicated; be as creative as you like. You can use anyone’s recipe (acknowledging the source of course) or make up your own.

Chele and I will take it in turns to host the challenge and select the special ingredient.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Of Chalks & Chopsticks

Hosting Blog:
Desi Soccer Mom

Theme: food inspired fiction

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 5 September 2010

Aqua's brainchild is turning four at Desi Soccer Mom's blog. If you have a writer hidden beneath the cook in you, pick up your pen and write a piece of fiction with plenty of food thrown in. Please be original and use cogent, grammatically correct sentences. Need help with your rough draft, contact any of the four hosts and they will be happy to lend you a hand.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Novel Food

Hosting Blog:
Briciole &
Champaign Taste

Theme:food inspired by books

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20 September 2010

If you like to read and you like to cook, this event is perfectly tailored for you. Lisa and Simona are looking forward to learning about a published literary work (a novel, novella, short story, memoir, bio, poem) that provided you with culinary inspiration.

This is a fun event: you read, you cook, you write, and at the end you also get a nice reading list, which can be easily turned into a plan for enriching your library

Details can be found here and here.






Event Name:
Herbal Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Giveaway (Canada & US only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 5 September 2010

I am excited to announce that I am hosting another giveaway. Kroeger Herb Company recently treated me to some of their herbal products, and now my readers have a chance to win their choice of two of these products by commenting on this post — and an additional chance to win if they subscribe to Kroeger's newsletter. Just leave a comment for a chance to win any two of the Evening Primrose Oil, Healthy Gut, Milk Thistle or Liver Formula products made by Kroeger Herbs.

Please note this giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US only.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
A Taste of .....Holidays

Hosting Blog:
Sweet Artichoke

Theme: Holidays

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 15 September 2010 (extended to 3 October 2010)

Eating food you enjoyed on a much loved holiday can bring back some wonderful memories. Think back to some of your favourite holidays and get cooking. Make sure your dish is suitable for vegetarians and remember to tell us a bit about the holiday that inspired your dish. You could even add a holiday snapshot.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Festive Rice Event

Hosting Blog:
Torview

Theme: Rice

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

The event is about festive rice because this month it is Eid-ul-fitr, festival to mark the end of Ramadan the holy month of fasting. And we give a staple food commodity like rice to those who are in need within the community known as Zakat-ul-fitr.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Sugar High Fridays

Hosting Blog:
My Diverse Kitchen

Theme: Bite Size Desserts

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 24 September 2010

This month’s theme for Sugar High Fridays shall be “Bite Size Desserts”. For the purpose of this event, bite size desserts include any sweet dish or dessert made as small individual serves which can be eaten in 2 to 3 bites. This does not include single slice servings from a bigger dessert like cake or pie!

I must request that all SHF submissions be vegetarian (eggs and diary allowed), as I write a vegetarian blog.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
No Croutons Required

Hosting Blog:
Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Corn

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20 September 2010

Lisa will be hosting the next edition of No Croutons Required. For September, the theme is corn. Make a vegetarian soup or salad with corn as the shining ingredient.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
BRAAI, THE BELOVED COUNTRY - a barbecue event

Hosting Blog:
Cook Sister

Theme: Barbecue

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 23 September 2010

On 24 September, South Africa celebrates National Heritage Day to celebrate our diverse natural and cultural heritage. Beacause it is such a symbol of the South African way of life, the braai (or barbecue) is also celebrated on 24 September on National Braai Day. To help celebrate, I am asking people to post about their favourite braai or barbecue recipes from all over the world and to submit the recipes to me by 23 September for inclusion in a roundup that will appear on 24 September. All meat, fish, chicken, vegetable, bread and even dessert recipes are welcome, as long as they are prepared on an open fire or outdoor grill.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
National Breakfast Week Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Foodforfriendsyeah!

Theme: Giveaway (EU only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: Midnight 12 September 2010

We believe that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and also one of the tastiest. So this year we’re happy to support Kelloggs with their National Breakfast Week, and also give you the opportunity to win some breakfast goodies!

If you’d like the chance to win a great selection of Kellogg’s cereals, bowls and cups in a lovely hamper, just head on down to the comments and let us know – What is your favourite breakfast?

Details can be found here






Event Name:
SOS Kitchen

Hosting Blog:
Affairs of Living

Theme: Apples

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 September 2010

This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge is featuring one of the tastiest foods of early autumn, a fruit that is delicious, nutritious, and has appeared prominently throughout history. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree that bore these fruits, resulting in God banishing them from the garden and punishing all of mankind by cursing women with painful labor and childbirth (um, aren't you glad that doesn't really happen when we have a fruit craving?). Some millennia later, William Tell was challenged to shoot an arrow through one of these fruits on top his son's head, in exchange for his freedom from some pesky Austrian emporers. Not so long after that, Isaac Newton formulated that whole notion of gravity by watching one fall off a tree. And most recently, one of these little beauties put the legendary Snow White to sleep.

That's right friends, we are featuring none other than the humble apple this month.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
John Lewis Le Creuset Competition

Hosting Site:
John Lewis

Theme: Competition (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 18 October 2010

Win the new Midnight Blue range by Le Creuset

To celebrate 85 years of making cast iron cookware, a new star is born as Le Creuset reveals the new Midnight Blue colour, which boasts a subtly sparkling pearlescent finish - and we've got a set of these fabulous pieces to give away! This fantastic prize, worth £710 comprises a 20cm round casserole; 24cm round casserole; 28cm round casserole; 25cm oval casserole; 29cm oval casserole and 30cm shallow casserole.

For your chance to win simply enter our prize draw by Monday 18th October 2010.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Cooking with Young's London Gold Giveaway

Hosting Site:
Food for Friends Yeah

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 27 September 2010



Overall I’m a fan of Young’s London Gold. It’s got a clean crisp taste and is just as nice to drink as it is to cook with. I can see it working well with pies, stews, tagines and roasts and after trying out the above recipes I’m already thinking of new possibilities.

Now, if you like the sound of cooking with Young’s London Gold you’re in luck, as we’re giving away 8 x bottles to one lucky reader!

Details can be found here





Event Name:
In The Bag

Hosting Blog:
A Slice of Cherry Pie

Theme: Mushrooms, Nuts & Herbs

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 14 October 2010

The bag is back!

Back in history, a long long time ago, there used to be a seasonal food blogging event called ‘In The Bag’. In this event, food bloggers from around the world would join together in the challenge of cooking a unique dish from the same bag of ingredients. The finished dishes would then be posted on the participants’ individual blogs and also rounded up in an article on either A Slice of Cherry Pie (http://www.asliceofcherrypie.com) or Real Epicurean (http://www.realepicurean.com). The two organising bloggers have finally got their acts together to re-ignite the bag, and it's back with a vengeance!

For those of you new to this, the idea is that we choose 3 seasonal ingredients each month for you to use to create a dish with and blog about it. If you haven’t got a blog you can use your own website or just Twitter about your dish, using the tag #InTheBag.

September is a great month to be in the kitchen; as we move into autumn we have so much choice. For this month’s bag we’ve chosen:

Mushrooms
Nuts
Herbs


Details can be found here





Event Name:
Autumn Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 29th October 2010

More Than Alive is a family business based in the beautiful rolling hills of West Tennessee. More Than Alive offer bulk herbs, foods, coffee, and Berkey Water Purification Systems along with the most beautiful silk scarves and they have offered me either 1 lb of coffee, 1 lb of herbal tea blend or 1 silk scarf as a prize.

Details can be found here