September 19, 2011

A 100-day Global Food Festival ,and also inviting Guest hosts for future editions of MMK

My Mother's Kitchen is a series of food festivals held at this space which had One Pot Meals, Indian Mithai Mela , Fasting Foods in the last 3 editions. It now opens up its 4th edition with a 100-day Global Food Festival. Starting Sep 20th (tomorrow) , this runs through the remaining days of the year, all through Dec 31st 2011.  So, read on for more details...

Also, starting Jan 2012 , this series (MMK) is also open to hosting from other bloggers - do check out more details at the end of this post. The slots shall be alloted on a first come first serve basis to those bloggers fulfilling some criterion.



Firstly, why the Global Food Festival ??


American playwright and humourist Mark Twain said :
India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of tradition,
From the land of snake charmers and the great Indian Rope Trick, today the Global Indian is a name to reckon with - we carry our rich Indian heritage everywhere we go, but we also enjoy the local culture and celebrate with local food !!


So, here's inviting all you foodies to a 3 month long Global Food Festival right here at this space - Sizzling Tastebuds . In Sanskrit, there is a term - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" - the world is your family. So, the entire world is your family , and this is one HUGE, 100 day event to eat, celebrate food from around the world. As you dish out these delicacies / glocal (global+local) food in your kitchens, do send them across to this event - truly a global village for a virtual potluck :-)


What comprises Global Food ??


Speciality Coffees, Pestos and Dips, English teas ,Simple & Grilled Sandwiches, Wraps  & Rolls, Burgers, Mocktails, French breads, Hummus and Pita, Cheese Fondue, Pan fried Noodles, Egyptian Falafel, Vegetarian Sushi, Mexican Enchiladas, Indianised Chowmein, Basil Bruschetta, Thai Green Curry, Steamed Momos, Orange Creme Brulee, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cheese Cake, Hot and sour Black bean soup . Whew !!  The options are endless, even for a vegetarian. So, get out your woks, bamboo steamers, cake pans, dessert menus for a truly International food festival . In other words, simply think global - all food outside India :-)


How do I send my entries ??


As always, a short reminder of the rules on how you can send your entries:


1) Link your dish (vegetarian only, eggs may be used for baking) to this event announcement along with the LOGO above to the link at the end of this post OR send me an email titled Global Food Festival to momchef77(at)gmail(dot)com
2) Categorise your entry as Appetiser / Main Course / Side Dishes / Desserts and include the details in your post.
3) Please attach a picture (max 400 pixel) to the entry if mailing me the entries.
4) Entries are to be sent between 20th Sep & 31st Dec 2011 (closing - Pacific time)
5) Usage of the logo would be highly appreciated to spread the word.
6) Fresh entries are highly appreciated while you may re-post and link a max of 2 archived entries.

7) In case the linky tool does not work for some reason, be sure you pass me your recipe via email.
Let's celebrate this festival with much fervour and look forward to your participation over the next 100 days !!

How do I host further editions of MMK at my blog ??


  1. Mail me your interest at momchef77@gmail.com and we shall discuss a couple of themes which you can pick and choose on a first-come basis.
  2. The basic criterion to guest host is that your blog be atleast 9 - 12 months old and that you have atleast 50 listed followers as on Sep 20th (the event launch date) : This is to ensure that the event garners maximum mileage for your blog :-)
Looking forward to hearing from you all,
Cheers
Kalyani Momchef

35 Foodie Comments:

Chandrani on September 19, 2011 said...

Very nice event Happy hosting..

Sum on September 19, 2011 said...

Nice event! Happy hosting.. will send u some entries...

PJ on September 19, 2011 said...

Happy hosting Kalyani.. Shall send in some entries :)

Ramya on September 19, 2011 said...

This is a very nice event...Happy hosting

Vardhini on September 19, 2011 said...

Nice one Kalyani. Happy hosting.

Neha on September 19, 2011 said...

nice event...Count me in....

Amy on September 19, 2011 said...

nice event...Happy hosting...

Priya on September 19, 2011 said...

Happy hosting..

Archana on September 19, 2011 said...

great idea dear. happy hosting. will send my entries.
Do check out my event and send me your entries.

Alpana on September 19, 2011 said...

NIce event......Thanks for hosting.

schmetterlingwords on September 19, 2011 said...

Wonderful and exciting event. Will try to participate :)

Deeksha on September 19, 2011 said...

Happy Hosting dear...

Now Serving on September 20, 2011 said...

this is a nice event and should be fun to participate :) Will +ively send some entries Happy hosting dear!

Saraswathi Iyer on September 20, 2011 said...

Nice event. Will send my entries soon.

Torviewtoronto on September 20, 2011 said...

happy hosting Kalyani

Rinku Naveen on September 22, 2011 said...

Nice event! Happy hosting..

Uma on September 28, 2011 said...

Very Nice event. Happy Hosting. I'll try to send in my entries.

Cheers,
Uma

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on September 29, 2011 said...

Thanks for letting me know. I submitted Curried Couscous to the event links :)

Saras on September 29, 2011 said...

Nice event and love to send some entries.

Ramya on October 03, 2011 said...

Ive linked a chocolate muffin just now

Poonam on October 03, 2011 said...

Nice, Nice, Really Nice..., Happy Hosting :)

Priya on October 04, 2011 said...

Kalyani, i have posted my eggless dates and cornmeal muffins with ur event link by mistake, pls delete the first link if possible..

Krithi's Kitchen on October 04, 2011 said...

Sent in my first event. szechwan noodles...
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Anzz on October 09, 2011 said...

Wonderful event Kalyani. Will send in my entry soon. First time here :) Lovely site. just loved it.

Kalyani on October 10, 2011 said...

@ Anzz - glad to have met you , and do drop in often !

Shobha on October 11, 2011 said...

I have linked 2 archived entries.
As I am travelling I cannot send any fresh entries now....wish I could.
Happy hosting!

The Pumpkin Farm on October 14, 2011 said...

Just linked one recipe. Happy hosting, wonder ful event dear

Archana on October 19, 2011 said...

Hi just linked my entry.
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

DV on October 28, 2011 said...

This is a wonderful theme! I just linked 2 of my recipes - Mexican Bean Burrittos and Italian Minestrone Soup - both vegetarian.

Thanks for hosting such an event!

Cheers!

-Divya
http://tastyvegcooking.blogspot.com

Sadaf Afshan on October 31, 2011 said...

Nice event. I love trying different cuisines. I have linked my recipe for Khaliat Nahal. These are soft and sweet Arabic buns which are filled with cream cheese. Happy Hosting.
http://sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com

sangee vijay on November 04, 2011 said...

Just linked my recipe..will try to send some more recipes..nice theme and glad to see the huge response..happy hosting!!

Nisa Homey on December 03, 2011 said...

Hi first time here...just linked my recipe...great theme.

Umm Mymoonah on December 10, 2011 said...

Hi Dear, linked my entry for your lovely event.

Madhavi on December 11, 2011 said...

Hi Kalyani, As usual its a grt event. I have sent you mine.

http://karusdelicacies.blogspot.com/2011/12/vegetarian-pasta-elbows.html

kokila on December 24, 2011 said...

Hi Dear,linked my entry for your lovely event.Happy Hosting!!!!!

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