Summer is quickly moving to fall in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it is time to launch a new edition of the culinary/literary event Novel Food, the 40th to be precise. Novel Food is a voyage of literary discovery and a party featuring literary-inspired dishes contributed by event's participants. This is the 13th anniversary edition: this is a hard year for the world and for California right now it is even more so. Still, I think it is important to focus on the small joys of daily life and certainly reading and cooking have been a comfort to me in the recent months, even more than usual.
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, other nonfiction) you've read.
- Publish a post about it on your blog between today (Tuesday, September 15) and the end of Sunday October 18, 2020 (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 Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown (announcement here) and for the next edition (October-November) we will read The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams.