Food Events November 2011

Event Name:
Bookmarked Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Bookmarked Recipes (vegetarian)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 26 November 2011

If you are anything like me, you collect recipes right left and centre and rarely get around to using them. That is what this challenge is all about, to encourage us to use some of those unused recipes.

You may post recipes you have bookmarked from magazines, tv programmes, websites or blogs..... Please credit the author of the recipe.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
No Croutons Required does Random Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Randomly Selected Soup (vegetarian)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 29 November 2011

Dom and I have teamed up this month and we are doing a joint challenge. So for those of you have been wondering what we have been up to. Voila! No Croutons Required Does Random Recipes.

Dom and I would like you to select a random soup recipe, make it and post it for our challenge. Randomly select a soup from one of your cookbooks. They tend to be at the beginning, so it should be easy enough. It is up to you how you choose the cookbook, then the recipe. Get someone else involved if you like.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Random Recipes does No Croutons Required

Hosting Blog:
Belleau Kitchen

Theme: Randomly Picked Soup (vegetarian)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 29 November 2011

This month the lovely and very busy mamma Jac from Tinned Tomatoes and I have teamed up to bring you a double-headed challenge whammy... Random Recipes does No Crouton's Required!

and it's all about soup... as you know, I am a keen advocate, particularly during these cold winter months... oh... well, it may have been the warmest October on record in the UK... but it's cold and damp somewhere... i'm sure!

... and there are lots of ways to pick... a lot of cook books have dedicated chapters for soup, many have the soup recipes at the start of the books or, like me, you may have an entire book of soups...

Details can be found here








Event Name:
A Celebration of Indian Food

Hosting Blog:
Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Indian Food

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

And now for submission guidelines: Submit your most cherished Indian creation from any region of India. It can be an appetizer or sweet snack, spice blend, chutney or sauce, legume dish, soup, salad, grain dish, vegetable dish, bread, dessert or snack, beverage or an Indian-style fusion dish. Please note that I will only accept one entry from participants and the recipe must be vegetarian.

I will choose a random winner and will ship a copy of 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer at my own expense to anywhere in the world.


Details can be found here









Event Name:
Eat Your Books Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Free lifetime membership to Eat Your Books

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 13 November 2011

Eat Your Books is a search engine for your cookbooks. You add all the cookbooks you have to your bookshelf and any of the foodie magazines that they cover. They all appear on your bookshelf with a nice wee photo of the cookbook cover. Anytime you want to find a recipe, just enter the ingredient in the search box and a list of recipes will appear. Each will list the cookbook the recipe is from, along with a list of the main ingredients, a review (if there is one) & a star rating (if there is one). A great database.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Rudi's Organic Bakery Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Giveaway (Canada and US only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 6 November 2011

Rudi's Organic Bakery was founded 35 years ago, for nearly 20 years the company has been using organic ingredients for their breads and baked goods. In the October issue of Vegetarian Times, Rudi's Rocky Mountain Sourdough bread was voted one of the top foods for vegetarians and non-vegetarians; you are sure to enjoy their offerings.

The prize is a free voucher from Rudi's Bakery and a lunch box.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Anyone Can Cook

Hosting Blog:
Taste of Pearl City

Theme: Weekly Event to Encourage New Cooks

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

* For beginners
* With less ingredients
* With minimum amount of time spent

Your recipe doesn't have to fall under all these categories, if it falls under any one of the categories that's enough. I'll also explain about each category separately.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Invite a Blogger to your Table

Hosting Blog:
More Than Burnt Toast

Theme: Try a recipe with a blogger friend

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: ongoing

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to "Invite a Blogger to Your Table"! This is a fun event and an outlet for us each to challenge ourselves and create stronger bonds within the blogging community. Nothing is more intimate, or more effective at creating friendships than cooking and sharing meals together, even it is virtually. But hey, if you live in the same area as another blogger what's to stop you from gathering in your own kitchen for this challenge.

Choose a dish to prepare and invite 1(one) blogger to create that dish with you. You can source your recipe from a cookbook, magazine, blog or any other source. Your dish can be sweet or savoury; easy or complicated.

Decide upon a date that you can both mutually post your recipe within a 4 week time frame.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Gutsy Cooks

Hosting Blog:
Sweetbites
Theme: The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 December 2013

A weekly cook-a-long for those that want to be Gutsy! in the kitchen cooking from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell.

Every week a menu is posted and Gutsy cooks choose to cook 1, 2 or all dishes posted in the menu. Then you blog about your experience every Sunday night. Come and cook along with this fun group - be Gutsy!

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Black and White Wednesday

Hosting Blog:
The Well-Seasoned Cook

Theme: Black and white photography

Event Date: Every Wednesday

Black and White Wednesday, a new culinary photo event which will run weekly and feature food-related imagery. Your photo/s need not be of actual food, but can also be the preparation, presentation, and consumption of it.

Participation couldn't be easier. You don't need a story nor a recipe nor a location. There will be no competing, curating, nor critiquing. The only requirement is that you post your black and white photo/s on any Wednesday, mentioning Black and White Wednesday and linking to this announcement

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Daring Bakers & Daring Cooks

Hosting Blog:
The Daring Kitchen

Theme: Check website on reveal date.

Daring Bakers Reveal Date: 27th November 2011
Daring Cooks Reveal Date: 14th November 2011

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:
Presto Pasta Nights

Hosting Blog:

Week One: Once Upon A Feast (PPN #238 November 4)
Week Two: Lavender & Lime(PPN #239 November 11)
Week Three: The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honey Bunch (PPN #240 November 18)
Week Four: Briciole (PPN #241 November 25)

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:
Cake of the Week

Hosting Blog:
Casa Costello

Theme: Cake

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every week (use the linky)

Calling all cake fanatics and baking lovelies! How do you fancy showing off your creations each week?

I post each Sunday evening my Cake of the Week and invite you to do the same.
Add your blog post link to the linky underneath my Cake of the Week post and lets admire each other’s creations.

You do not need to be a professional cake decorator – it doesn’t even have to be a decorated cake – just one that you have posted about that week.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Win Tickets to BBC Good Food Show Birmingham

Hosting Blog:
Simply Food

Theme: Ticket Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 18 November 2011

BBC Good Food Show Winter
23 – 27 November NEC, Birmingham

The BBC Good Food Show Winter is 21 this year and to celebrate simply.food has teamed up with the organisers to offer 3 lucky winners the chance to win 1 pair of general admission tickets each.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Weekend Herb Blogging

Hosting Blog:
Cook Almost Anything

Theme: Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

Hosting Blog:

Week one: Cook Almost Anything (WHB#308 - October 31st to November 6th)
Week two: A Food Lover's Journey (
WHB#309 - November 7th to November 13th)
Week three: La Cucina di Cristina(WHB#310 - November 14th to November 20th)
Week four: Briiblog (WHB#311 - November 21st to November 27th)

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:
Hallowe'en Fiesta

Hosting Blog:
Zesty Palette

Theme: Hallowe'en

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 5 November 2011

It is October already and pretty soon it is going to be all about pumpkins. So, why not an event to celebrate the same? This event is not limited to just food, it is about anything you see fit for Halloween. You can send in carved pumpkins, spooky desserts, Halloween celebration pictures, costume pictures and so on. You get the idea right? I am excited to see what my fellow bloggers and non bloggers are going to come up with for this event.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Novel Food #14

Hosting Blog:
Briciole

Theme: Fiction inspired food

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 13 November 2011

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

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 (physical or electronic).

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Total Greek Yoghurt Scary Stories & Wacky Recipes Competition

Hosting Blog:
Total Greek Yoghurt (facebook page)

Theme: Hallowe'en Scary Stories & Wacky Recipes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 11 November 2011 (winners chosen each week)

TOTAL Greek Yoghurt loves this time of year: when the ghouls and ghosts come a-knocking and the air is filled with the smell of bonfires and fireworks. In fact we love it so much that we’re running a special competion!

We want your scariest stories or wackiest recipes. The best weekly submission will win a special Halloween themed food and drink goodie bag. Yum! All you need to do is head over to our Total Greek Yoghurt Facebook Page and upload your wacky recipe or scary story and post your accompanying picture to our Facebook wall.

Your scary stories can be rooted in fiction or in spooky real life experiences. In previous weeks we have received recipes suggestions such as “witches eyeballs” and “chocolate chip pumpkin muffins”. It’s totally up to you – but the wackier the better!

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Teatime Treats

Hosting Blog:
Lavender & Lovage

Theme: Ginger and Bonfire Treats

Event Start Date: 1 November 2011
Event Deadline: 28 November 2011

Tea Time Treats is a monthly blogging event that showcases treats from our favourite meal of the day: teatime! Hosted alternate months by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Bakes, each challenge involves a style of bake or popular teatime ingredient. All teatime treats, whether sweet or savoury, breads, pies, pasties, cakes, tarts, desserts, conserves or biscuits (plus many, many more!) will be featured over the coming months. This month’s theme is GINGER and BONFIRE TREATS.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Taste & Create

Hosting Blog:
Taste & Create

Theme: Trying recipes from a given blog

Event Sign Up Date: 8th of the month
Event Deadline: 24th of the month

Taste&Create was started as a food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. It’s whole purpose was, and has been, to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It has also been to help new and not so well known bloggers get their foot in the door of the foodie community.

Sign up and you will be given a blog to work with. Just post one of their recipes to join in.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Flavours of China

Hosting Blog:
Sizzling Tastebuds

Theme: Food from China

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

Legend goes that the Cuisine of China spreads both around the world and deep into history and is marked by both variety and change. The archeologist and scholar K.C. Chang says “Chinese people are especially preoccupied with food” and “food is at the center of, or at least it accompanies or symbolizes, many social interactions.” Over the course of history, he says, "continuity vastly outweighs change." Over the centuries, as new food sources and techniques were invented, the Chinese cuisine as we know it gradually evolved.

So, send in all your vegetarian only recipes – Fried Rice , Hakka Noodles, Glass Noodles, Stir fries – anything Chinese – to this event !


Details can be found here







Event Name:
Cook.Eat.Delicious - Desserts

Hosting Blog:
Simply.Food

Theme: Apples

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

Life without Desserts is no life at all! Desserts create smiles, laughter, and sweet aromas that fill the house with deliciousness.

This month I am hosting the Monthly Food Blog Event & Giveaway, “Cook.Eat.Delicious-Desserts!” This month’s theme is Apples.The event runs from November 1st – 30th November.
Raven from CookEatDelicious.com is the founder of this event.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
My Legume Love Affair

Hosting Blog:
Briciole

Theme: Legumes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

Fresh or dried beans, lentils, pulses, and/or the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds, and derivative products like tofu or besan/chickpea flour all come under "legumes". Even tamarind, fenugreek, carob, peanuts, etc. are among some of the other edible plants in the legume family which are included in this event. MLLA is really about legumes of any sort as the main draw. In short, I accept an entry as long as the recipe showcases the legume primarily but not as an auxiliary ingredient.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
One Year Anniversary Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Cook.Eat.Delicious

Theme: Giveaway (worldwide)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30th November 2011

You can be the winner of this amazing kitchen appliance: The Hamilton Beach-Set n’ Forget 6 quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Lid, Click-in-Spoon, and thermometer probe. Don’t know what to cook in this wonderful Slow Cooker? I will throw in “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook” by Beth Hensperger.

You can win a second place giveaway too! The KitchenArt Pro Auto-Measure Spice Carousel.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Cookbook Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Jamie's Great Britain Cookbook Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 28 November 2011

Jamie Oliver has a new TV show called Jamie's Great Britain. Jamie visits Yorkshire, The Heart of England, Essex and East London, Bristol and Somerset, South Wales and Scotland and gathers together a plethora of recipes which can be found in his new book that accompanies the series called, yes you guessed it Jamie's Great Britain.

If you would like a copy of Jamie's Great Britain, you are in luck. I have been give two copies to give away.

Details can be found here









Event Name:
Ideal Home Show Ticket Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Simply Food

Theme: Ticket Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 11 November 2011

With over 400 exhibitor’s offering an unrivalled range of products, the Ideal Home Show at Christmas will offer all the inspiration you need to make your home feel welcoming and inviting this Christmas.

Ideal Home Show at Christmas has teamed up with simply.food to give you the chance to WIN one of 5 pairs of tickets.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Sweet Heat

Hosting Blog:
Vanilla Clouds & Lemon Drops

Theme: Spicy Soup

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 November 2011

I just couldn't resist with the change in seasons and drop in temperature to choose a …... (drum roll).....Spicy Soup! For this months challenge you can make any soup you want, (inspired by any country in the world, recipe or just whatever you happen to have in your fridge) so
for those of you that want to take part and are lucky enough to be living in lovely sunny and warm climates, you don't need to feel excluded! It can be a hot or cold soup, just as long as it contains chillies. And if you manage to include a spicy little garnish or side to accompany your soup then you get extra points!

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Healthy Cooking Challenge

Hosting Blog:
Edible Entertainment

Theme: Healthy Lunch

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

The name of the event says it all. Lunch, is an indispensable part of our diet & only a healthy, tasty & wholesome one can curb our temptations throughout the day. So, cook any vegetarian lunch from any cuisine in the world and link to my page between Nov 1st - 30th.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Bake Fest

Hosting Blog:
Zesty Palette

Theme: Baking

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

Inspired by the various monthly events, I am announcing a new monthly event "Bake Fest" which is all about baking as the title implies. Although I have baked stuff on and off, only recently I have started to bake with a lot of passion. I have also been trying to convert deep fried stuff into healthier alternatives through baking. So friends, let us put on our baking hats and have fun. The event will run from 1st to the end of each month and the roundup posted by 10th of the following month.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Dish It Out

Hosting Blog:
Zesty Palette

Theme: Soy & Tomatoes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

"Dish it Out" comes home this month :). I am hosting it with "Soy and Tomatoes" as the ingredients. We know the health benefits of soy and it is a good source of protein. Soy in any form is accepted for eg. soy milk, soy flour, soy beans, soy chunks, etc. I am a big fan of soy chunks particularly and tomatoes are in abundance this month. So those became the ingredients for this month.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge

Hosting Blog:
What Would Cathy Eat

Theme: Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 27 November 2011

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But my heart – and yours – deserves better than the usual artery-clogging fare. I’m out to prove that you can enjoy an amazing feast this Thanksgiving, without all of the saturated fat and salt. This is my Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge, and you’re invited to participate – and maybe even win a great holiday cookbook!

Details can be found here







Event Name:
We Should Cocoa

Hosting Blog:
Chocolate Teapot

Theme: Apples

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 November 2011

This months 'special' ingredient is one that is very easy to find, they are in prolific supply for most of the year and if the fresh variety fails to appeal then feel free to fulfil the brief by using it in another form ... maybe juice ... or dried ... or sauce?

Have you guessed what it is yet?

Yep - you got it! APPLES

Apples & Chocolate. Go bake!

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Simple And In Season

Hosting Blog:
Fabulicious Food

Theme: Dishes using seasonal ingredients

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

Welcome to another round of Simple and in Season. Each month I wonder whether it will be the last, but with 45 entries last month, which I had to split into savoury and sweet in the round-ups, I am encouraged to keep going and open up a new round! Thank you to everyone who took part last month.

Next weekend, the clocks will go back in the UK which means that the days will seem even shorter, light will be at a premium and I’m sure we’ll all be eager to make warming winter food!

All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Serve It

Hosting Blog:
Krithi's Kitchen

Theme: Savoury Baked

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 November 2011

The Serve It series is a culinary event based on cooking techniques, featuring a theme each month. November being Thanksgiving month we have decided on the Savory Baked - Theme. Send in your entries featuring baked dishes that are savory.

Details can be found here








to be continued ........

Check back for lots more competitions, giveaways and challenges. I always have more to add as the month progresses.