I debated whether to host another edition of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event with a long history, going back to the fall of 2007. Food blogging is so different now from those days when events were virtual parties where we got to know other bloggers.
I have a deep attachment to Novel Food: I read a lot and cook a lot and although many things in my life have changed in these nine years, those two pillars still stand. So, here I am announcing another edition of Novel Food, a little voyage of literary discovery and 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) you've read.
- Publish a post about it on your blog between now and the end of Tuesday October 25, 2016 (midnight, Pacific Time), referencing the Novel Food event (i.e., no archived posts). Include a link to this announcement. If you wish, you can use the Novel Food logo.
- Link your post by using the linky tool at the bottom OR 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 send me an email and don't receive an answer to it within two days, please contact me again: sometimes email messages get lost in cyberspace. Or leave a comment on this post.
Note #2: If you follow this link, you will be able to browse the roundup of all previous editions.
Note #3: I am also a co-host of Cook the Books Club, where we also read and cook. While the rules for participating in the Club (see here) are different from the rules for Novel Food, posts for the Club can also be submitted to Novel Food. This is the announcement of the current edition, including details of the book we are reading.
I love this idea, I'm in!
Posted by: Vicki | September 23, 2016 at 10:31 AM
I am glad you like the idea, Vicki and thrilled that you are in. Looking forward to reading your contribution. Thank you and have a great weekend.
Posted by: Simona Carini | September 24, 2016 at 08:57 AM
I really enjoy this challenge and I'm very pleased to see another edition. Food blogging has changed a lot in recent years. It used to be about having fun and sharing with others and now it's mostly about "leveraging your profile for maximum exposure on social media" (at least, that's what I think I was told recently by a very successful blogger - I wasn't really listening to tell the truth). I'll try very hard to find the time to participate in this edition.
Posted by: Phil in the Kitchen | September 27, 2016 at 02:48 PM
Dear Phil, I am so glad to read you are planning to take part again. I hope you'll find the time. I agree with your assessment: it used to be about having fun and I try to do my best to keep it that way. For me it is still about doing what I enjoy doing. I am glad to read it is the same for you :-)
Posted by: Simona Carini | September 27, 2016 at 04:19 PM
Ciao Simona spero di riuscire a partecipare! Grazie per questo evento <3
Posted by: lucia | September 28, 2016 at 04:33 AM
Patricia V. Davis mentioned that you do this and I love the concept! I've entered a link to my Shrimp Rohini inspired by Patricia's book *Cooking for Ghosts* that is out next month. I love reading and food, so what could possibly be more fun that this?! -Carmen
Posted by: Carmen Shenk | September 30, 2016 at 07:01 AM
Lo spero anch'io Lucia :)
Posted by: Simona Carini | October 02, 2016 at 04:52 PM
Thank you so much, Carmen for your contribution. I do too :)
Posted by: Simona Carini | October 02, 2016 at 04:53 PM
Linking up under the wire with a review of Madame Presidentess, historical fiction about Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President back in 1872, paired with some "Presidential" Creamy Scrambled Eggs on Toast.
Thanks for hosting another round Simona! I always enjoy Novel Food!
Posted by: Deb in Hawaii | October 24, 2016 at 09:14 PM
Thank you so much, Deb. Both book and dish sound delightful.
Posted by: Simona Carini | October 24, 2016 at 10:38 PM