Special Edition: Announcing Novel Food #12
What are you reading now? I am reading a book by Italian historian Massimo Montanari, titled Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb. (I am actually reading the original version of the book, in Italian.) The starting point of the interesting research conducted by Prof. Montanari is described in this post. The book is really fascinating and I am planning to talk more about it.
Today, I will definitely talk more about the new edition of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event that Lisa of Champaign Taste and I started a 3+ years ago and have been co-hosting ever since, much to our delight.
Lisa and I correspond regularly, and often tell each other what we are reading and whether the literary work is a candidate for Novel Food. We both like to read and talk about what we are reading. Hosting Novel Food is a great way to widen the circle of sharing. Every edition is a little voyage of literary discovery, besides being a delightful banquet.
Are you eager to join the party? Lisa and I hope so. We are looking forward to learning about a published literary work (a novel, novella, short story, memoir, bio, poem, etc.) that provided you with culinary inspiration.
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, poem).
- Publish a post about it on your blog by the end of Sunday February 13, 2011 (midnight, Pacific Time), referencing the Novel Food event. Include a link to this or to Lisa's announcement. If you wish, you can use the brand new beautiful Novel Food logo designed especially for us by Lisa's husband (thank you, Keith!).
- Send an e-mail to Lisa (champaigntaste 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.
If you don't have a blog, send us an email telling us about the dish, the literary work that inspired it, and, if you have it, a picture of what you made: we will add it to the roundup as well.
Lisa and I are planning to do the roundup shortly after Valentine's Day.
Note #1: 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.
Note #2: If you follow this link, you will be able to browse my portion of the roundup of all previous editions. In each post, you will find a link to Lisa's portion of the roundup.