In Northern California, where I live, the signs of season's change are clear: the light has become softer, golden; winter squashes and persimmons have appeared at farmers' markets; days are getting shorter more quickly (sigh!). In a few days the fall equinox will make the change official.
It is therefore time to launch the 37th edition of the culinary/literary event Novel Food, which is a voyage of literary discovery and a delightful party featuring 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 today (Tuesday, September 17) and the end of Sunday October 20, 2019 (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. For the current edition (August-September) we are reading The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone (announcement here) and then in October-November we will read The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec.