Spring is on its way and with it comes another edition of Novel Food, the culinary/literary event with a long history, going back to the fall of 2007. I read a lot and cook a lot and although many things in my life have changed in the 11 years since I started my blog, those two pillars still stand and support me. I am announcing another edition of Novel Food, a little voyage of literary discovery and also a delightful party with the literary-inspired dishes contributed by event's participants.
I hope you will join. 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 Friday June 29, 2018 (midnight, Pacific Time), referencing the Novel Food event (i.e., no archive 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. For the edition starting on June 1st we are reading Ruth Reichl's Garlic and Sapphires (announcement here).
Hi Simona -- looking forward to the next installment! I have a book in mind which is biographical rather than fiction. It's the newly released bio of Paula Wolfert who just received the Beard lifetime achievement award. Hope bios are ok for Novel Food. Thanks for continuing to host these lovely collections
Posted by: Delaware Girl Eats | June 03, 2018 at 06:53 AM
Yes, yes, Cathy: nonfiction books are totally fine, including memoir and bio. Looking forward to your contribution :)
Posted by: Simona Carini | June 03, 2018 at 08:16 PM
Yay--I squeezed in at the last minute! ;-)
Thank you for hosting Simona.
Posted by: Deb in Hawaii | June 29, 2018 at 07:52 PM
Thank you so much, Deb :)
Posted by: Simona Carini | July 04, 2018 at 09:01 PM