Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Homegrown Gourmet - Maiden Post, Round 1!

I am inspired by all the places where people who read my blog reside. There are so many fantastic places represented, and when talking about favorite places, I immediately think about favorite local foods.

With that inspiration in mind, I'd like to introduce a new blogging event called Homegrown Gourmet.

Since this is my idea, I'll host this first round and explain the guidelines!

  • Anyone can play!

  • A theme will be picked by the host. Participants will make a dish that follows the theme and that somehow represents their home region- town, state, area. Representation can feature a local ingredient, be a traditional dish from your area, or be a creative twist.

  • Participants will have 3-4 weeks (host discretion) to complete their recipes and post them to their blog (or email the pics and text), and notify the host. The host will then post the results and then let everyone know via email or message board the results are up!

  • An explanation of your dish is required; it can be a story about the local custom or ingredient, how you came about eating/ making the recipe, or an explanation about how your creative dish fits the theme.

  • Fresh and local foods are encouraged!

  • When the round is done, the host will announce their favorite dish by updating their blog. Favorite is completely subjective to the host- no one expects the host to make and taste test all the dishes, it is just something that strikes the host's fancy! The creator of the fave gets the honor of hosting the next round, if they so choose!

This round is a salute to one of my favorite types of foods- our theme is going to be:


We're talkin' burgers, cold cuts, paninis, grinders and the like! If goes between bread or in a wrap and you eat it at lunch, it counts!

DEADLINE: Monday, September 17

Questions? Comments? Let me know in the comments or email at homegrown.gourmet@gmail.com!


Kate said...

Is this where I tell you I did it? I DID IT! I know its early, but I get fairly excited!

Erika said...

I saw your post- yippee! This works just fine. It's funny, when I think of Cali, I think of avocados so I guess I've got the right idea!

Meg's Adventures in the Kitchen said...

Check out my blog for round 2! :)