Foodie Events - October 2012


Event Name:  
No Croutons Required

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Sandwiches

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  20 October 2012

For this month's No Croutons Required, I would like to focus on what is often served alongside soup or a salad. I am thinking of the humble sandwich.

Toasted or plain, I would like you to come up with an interesting sandwich. The only stipulation is that it must be suitable for vegetarians.


Crossiants, artisan bread, bagels, tacos, panini, ciabatta..............


Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
We Should Cocoa

Hosting Blog:
Hungry Hinny

Theme: Pumpkin

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  25 October 2012

Pumpkin seems to be an incredibly popular baking ingredient on the other side of the Atlantic, but not so much here in the UK. I think this needs to be rectified, and what better way to do it than combining it with chocolate?

To enter, just make something with chocolate and pumpkin.


Details can be found here.




 



Event Name:  
Random Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Belleau Kitchen

Theme: Store Cupboard Finds

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  31 October 2012



... and here's how it works...

1. open up the cupboard door, reach in deep and pull out the first thing you touch

2. turn to your cookbooks... I don't mind how you do it this month, choose a favourite, pick it randomly... whatever
3. turn to the index and find the item you'd taken from the cupboard
4. pick a recipe and make it!


 Details can be found here.

 




Event Name:  
Cookery Course Competition

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Win a place on a cookery course worth £100, near you. (UK only)

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  31 October 2012


You don't need to worry about the location, because we won't book the course for the winner until we find out a bit more about their interests and location.


To enter this competition, I would like you to tell me about the first dish you mastered. If there is a story alongside it, then please do tell it. Did you astonish yourself with your skills as a chef or did it all go disastrously wrong? I really look forward to reading your stories.


Details can be found here.


 


Event Name:  
Seafood Feast

Hosting Blog:
My Spicy Kitchen

Theme: Seafood

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  7 October 2012


I am back with another event announcement. After chicken and red meats events, it is time for a seafood feast! Seafood is any food that has life, lives in the sea or fresh water and is eaten by human beings. Seafood is primarily fish and shell fish from the sea and in the United States, even fresh water fish & shell fish is also consider as seafood. 

The food that falls in this category are all kinds of fish, shrimp/prawns, craw fish, crabs, mussels, oysters, scallops, lobsters and squid. These are the seafood I have eaten and could think of. For the next few weeks, lets have a virtual seafood feast and share our favorite seafood recipes here. Let the feast begin!

Details can be found here.


 


Event Name:  
Cook.Eat.Delicious Desserts

Hosting Blog:
Nivedhanams

Theme: Honey

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  31 October 2012


Welcoming you all to a very sweet event with a giveaway which has the theme of “Honey”. I am very happy to be guest hosting Raven’s Cook Eat Delicious Desserts event and I thank Raven for this opportunity. Life without Desserts is no life at all! Desserts create smiles, laughter, and sweet aromas that fill the house with deliciousness. Bring in all your desserts with Honey.

Details can be found here.


 



Event Name:  
Serve it

Hosting Blog:
Oh Taste n See

Theme: Boiled

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  31 October 2012

This month’s theme for Serve It series is “Serve It – Boiled”. We just had to reserve this theme for October. With the onset of the fall season here in the US and monsoons in India, we all would like something steaming hot for a meal. Starting with your morning cup of joe, followed by an awesome curry with rice/roti and ending the day with a warm bowl of soup for dinner would be so comforting and satisfying. That is the reason for this theme being featured this month.

Details can be found here.


 



Event Name:  
Bookmarked Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Bookmarked Recipes (vegetarian)

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  27 October 2012

Bookmarked Recipes: 
a monthly event to encourage food bloggers to revisit the recipes they have bookmarked from magazines, newspapers, cookbooks. websites, blogs, to try them out and post about them.


Linky at end of post.




Details can be found here.








Event Name:  
Teatime Treats

Hosting Blog:
What Kate Baked

Theme: Jams, Chutneys, Preserves

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  28 October 2012

I'd always categorized jam making as something a bit complex, a bit too tricky and filed it away, alongside croquonbouche and Will-n-Kate's wedding cake in the baking folder in my mind labelled 'Far too hard and far too likely to fail'. 

That was until my sister, an excellent Jam maker, showed that, actually, not only is it very possible to make a batch of sticky, sweet, fruity jam but it is an exceedingly pleasurable way to gently pass a couple of hours of an Autumnal evening.

Which is why this month's Tea Time Treats theme is (you've guessed it): Jams, Chutneys & Preserves.


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

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:  
Hosting Blog:  
Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31st 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! 

 
Hosting Blog:  
Theme: Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables
Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, seed, nut, flower - in fact if it is plant based then we'll love to hear more. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Details can be found here.


 




Event Name:  
Hosting Blog:  
Theme: Trying recipes from a given blog
Event Start Date: 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:

Hosting Blog: 
Theme: Healthy Vegan Recipes

Event Start Date: 8:00 PM EST Thursdays
Event Deadline: 12:00 midnight EST Mondays
What: whole foods, no refined flours/sugars, vegan recipes posted
within the previous week.

--There's a linky on my blog that people can link up. Five entries
are featured the following week. 
Details can be found here






Event Name:  
Healthy Food for Healthy Kids

Hosting Blog:
Nivedhanams

Theme: Combo Meals

Start Date: now
Event Deadline:  10 October 2012








This event is about Combo meals, any dish is complete with its accompaniments and side dishes, so how about we get to dishes with a complete plate in there, like a dosai and chutney, breadsticks and marinara, chapathi and paneer masala, chole and batura, fried rice and manchurian… Ah I can think of so many options!!!


Details can be found here.


 



Event Name:  
Presto Pasta Nights

Hosting Blog:
Various (find out here)

Theme: Pasta

Event Start: Weekly
Event Deadline:  Submit dishes to current host by Thursday for entry into Friday's roundup.


A Little Presto Pasta Night History... Presto Pasta Nights has come a long way since it started its journey in March of 2007. Our first roundup had only 8 entries, but each one was awesome. And week after week the word spread. As of February 25, 2011 we've published over 3700 entries from all over the world. Every week food bloggers 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:  
Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream

Hosting Blog:
Kavey Eats

Theme: Japan

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 28 October 2012




I can see your eye brows knitting together.
“But… Japan’s not an ice cream flavour!!!”
Well no, you’re right, it isn’t. But what I’m requesting for this month’s Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream are ice creams (or sorbets, lollies or other frozen treats) that are inspired by Japan.
Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Breakfast Club

Hosting Blog:
Anne's Kitchen

Theme: Pastry

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 25 October 2012




Welcome to October's Breakfast Club!
Breakfast Club: Because breakfast should be more interesting than tea & toast or coffee & cereal!  
To take part, simply make a breakfast along the line of that months theme *PASTRY* and post it.
Details can be found here.














Event Name:  
Hallowe'en Fiesta

Hosting Blog:
Cooks Joy

Theme: Pumpkin

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 5 November 2012



It is the month of Halloween and this event is to celebrate the same. Have your little ones started talking about what they want to dress up for Halloween? Mydaughter wants to be a princess and she was one last year too :) .
For this event, you can send in any dish that is made using pumpkin or any squash (zucchini, yellow squash, etc.). The event is not limited to just food, you can send in anything Halloween related like pumpkin carving, spooky desserts and so on. 
Details can be found here.









Event Name:  
Diwali Bash

Hosting Blog:
Cooks Joy

Theme: Pumpkin

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 5 November 2012



Have you all started your Diwali cooking? Even though Diwali is a month away, I have already started cooking for the festival so I could post it soon. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights always reminds me of the new clothes, fireworks, the packed stores in Chennai and so on. Hard to believe, but it has been 9 years since we celebrated the festival in India :) .
Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Cooking Wholefoods

Hosting Blog:
Nivedhanams

Theme: Wholewheat Flour

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 10 December 2012

I am very happy to be guest hosting Kiran's Cooking With Wholefoods. The ingredient chosen is Whole Wheat Flour. Whole Wheat Flour needs no introduction and is a very healthy and nutritive ingredient. I can think of so many recipes like roti, chapathi, phulka, whole wheat bread, quick breads, desserts, biscuits, festival sweets and snacks, whole wheat pizza, baked goods with whole wheat flour instead of plain flour etc.!!!
Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
AlphaBakes

Hosting Blog:
The More Than Occasional Baker

Theme: The Letter N

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 25 October 2012

So I'm sure you're all dying to find out what the letter is for this month. Well our trusty random letter generator has churned out .....

N
You can use your own recipe or someone else's recipe. The recipe can be sweet, savoury or a mixture! Anything goes as long as the random letter is predominantly featured in the recipe as one of the main ingredients or flavours or in the name of the bake itself (i .e . not as a garnish , or using 'flour' for the letter F!)
Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Simple and in Season

Hosting Blog:
Franglais Kitchen

Theme: Seasonal food

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 31 October 2012

Blog about your seasonal produce or recipe and add to the linky.











Event Name:  
Novel Food

Hosting Blog:
Briciole

Theme: Food in Novels

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 22 October 2012


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:  
One Ingredient

Hosting Blog:
Franglais Kitchen

Theme: Pumpkin and Squash

Event Start: now
Event Deadline: 31 October 2012


We would love you to join the one ingredient linky with any recipes using pumpkin and squash. 
  • The recipe does not have to be showy or complicated – just family friendly
  • It can be sweet or savoury (depending on the ingredient and your taste!)
  • You can use an old blog post if you wish but please let us know and please add the monthly one ingredient logo – we will create an appropriate logo for each month!

Details can be found here.







More events and giveaways will be added as they arrive. Check back regularly for the latest events.