The approaching change of the season (and pretty soon, of the year) is marked not only by the solstice, but also by the announcement of a new edition of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event that Lisa of Champaign Taste and I co-launched a few seasons ago. As in the previous editions, we are looking at published literary works to find culinary inspiration.
If you are new to the event, and you are wondering what it is about, here are links to my portion of the roundup of all the previous editions. In each post you will find a link to Lisa's portion of the roundup. As you can see, we are slowly building an impressive collection of literary/culinary references: Autumn 2007, Winter 2007, Spring 2008, Summer 2008, Autumn 2008.
If we managed to wet your appetite, here are the simple rules for participating in Novel Food:
- Prepare a dish of your choosing that has a connection to a published literary work (novel, novella, short story, memoir, bio).
- Publish a post about it on your blog by Saturday December 20, 2008, 9 am (Pacific Time), referencing the Novel Food event. Include a link to this or Lisa's announcement. If you wish, you can use the Novel Food logo.
- Send an e-mail to Lisa (webrina AT gmail DOT com) or to me (simosite AT mac DOT com) and include your name, blog name and blog address, and a permanent link to your post. Please, include the words "Novel Food" in the email subject, so we can more easily retrieve the message in our inbox.
Non-English submissions are fine. If possible, include an introduction in English.
Note: If you don't receive an answer to your email or a comment on your post within two days of sending me or Lisa the email, please contact us again: sometimes email messages get lost in cyberspace.
Lisa and I will do a roundup soon afterward the deadline: it will be our special Holiday culinary/literary present and you may find it useful in selecting a gift and/or compiling your wish list.