Special Edition: Announcing Novel Food #15
What are you reading now? I am reading Emma by Jane Austen. I had read it some years ago, but after watching the BBC adaptation of it, I decided to read it again. I did the same with Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. What can I say? I love Jane Austen.
As you can imagine based on the logo on the left, today I am announcing a new edition of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event that Lisa of Champaign Taste and I started in the fall of 2007.
Lisa is taking a break from blogging, and I am honored to be carrying the torch.
Every edition of Novel Food is a little voyage of literary discovery, as you learn about literary works new to you, and it is also a delightful banquet made up of the literary-inspired dishes contributed by the event's participants.
I hope you will join the party. I am 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 March 18, 2012 (midnight, Pacific Time), referencing the Novel Food event. Include a link to this announcement. If you wish, you can use the Novel Food logo.
- Send an e-mail to 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 I can more easily retrieve the message in my inbox.
- Non-English submissions are fine. If possible, include an introduction in English.
If you don't have a blog, send me an email telling us about the dish, the literary work that inspired it, and, if you have it, a picture of what you made: I will add it to the roundup as well.
Note #1: If you don't receive an answer to your email or a comment on your post within two days of sending me the email, please contact me 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.
chissà che non riesco a partecipare........ma si accettano ricette anche in italiano??
Posted by: astrofiammante | February 21, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Certo, Marta. Vedi regola numero 4: mandami pure il tuo contributo :)
Posted by: Simona Carini | February 21, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Posted by: Paz | February 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Ciao Paz! I guess that means you are in, right? ;)
Posted by: Simona Carini | February 24, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I just was thinking about this last night, but have been a bit behind on blog reading. I also say 'yay!' and have a teen book to feature this time!
Posted by: ruhama | February 27, 2012 at 06:13 AM
I will try to come up with something in the next couple of weeks. I am into a Donna Leon now~ that leads to something fishy and Italian :-)
Posted by: sandi @ the whistlestop cafe | February 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Marvelous idea!! I'm a Jane Austen fan too & most of my bakes are inspired by her novels especially last months posts. I would love to join in the fun! :)
Posted by: Kit @ i- lostinausten | March 01, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Ciao Ruhama. I am glad to read you have already something in mind.
Ciao Sandi. I like Donna Leon's novels with Guido Brunetti.
Hi Kit and thanks for your note. I am looking forward to having a contribution from you. There are actually several food references in Emma, which I had not noticed before.
Posted by: Simona Carini | March 01, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Posted by: prabhavathi | March 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Posted by: Simona Carini | March 09, 2012 at 07:22 AM
Sounds like a great idea, books and food, lovely!!! Can I take part in the future?
Posted by: Alessandra | March 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Of course, Alessandra. I am glad you like the idea and I'll be happy to have you join the party. The next edition will be in about 3 months. I usually announce it four weeks before the deadline.
Posted by: Simona Carini | March 21, 2012 at 09:17 PM
I read Emma when I was pretty young, so a lot of its little nuisances escaped me. I guess I am due for a reread. As for the BBC version, I have the older production on DVD, and when I feel somewhat forlorn there is no better medicine than to watch it and get transported into the shelter of Jane Austen’s world.
Posted by: Ana | March 22, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Hi Ana. I recommend a reread. I found the most recent production a bit jarring at times. Emma behaves in a way that does not feel right for the times. Mr. Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley were my favorite performances. And I am with you on the power of Austen's writing.
Posted by: Simona Carini | March 24, 2012 at 07:49 AM