The countdown begins for 2010’s Culinary Tour. Starting January 11 and for 9 weeks thereafter, FOODalogue will be featuring the cuisines of 10 of our south-of-the-border neighbors. We begin in Mexico and move from there to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
When I did this event in early 2009, readers and participants alike had a great time. We visited 13 countries in 13 weeks. We challenged ourselves in the kitchen, behind the lens and at the keyboard. We learned about different cultures and also helped bring awareness to BloggerAid and the plight of world hunger. And, we posted about 150 recipes!
Join us this year, won’t you? Here’s how…
Ready? Uno, dos, tres…don a sombrero, shake your maracas and get happy! This is going to be fun!
If you’re a food blogger, I hope you will consider ‘meeting’ me at as many of these destinations as you like. All you need to do is prepare a dish ( see ‘chef’s choice’ below) and post it on your blog.
Realizing there is great similarity in the cuisine of these countries, I’ve created a ‘chef’s-choice’ approach to the tour; meaning, your dish can be:
I think this opens the challenge up to all sorts of interesting interpretations. Please tell us which category your dish falls into…sort of like when the Chairman’s nephew on Iron Chef says “please tell us your inspiration…“.
The Itinerary (Posting Dates).
I will publish on January 11 and every Monday thereafter. You can publish on (or about) the same time. Two days later on January 13 and each Weds. thereafter, I will publish a photographic round-up featuring all participant blogs.
If you have any question about the process, the style or even what we did last time, you can access the event posts either through the links in the Travel tab above or by clicking on Culinary Tour under Categories in the sidebar. Or email me.
Why You Might Want to Participate.
To All Readers.
Sit back and enjoy the trip! No seat belt required.
See you in Mexico…hasta luego!