19 dicembre 2012

The Culinary ABC of the European Community

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16 blogs have the pleasure to announce today at the unison –  one could almost say in Eurovision –  an exciting new culinary journey that will begin January 7, 2013:



Just like Italian folk singer Francesco De Gregori would say “at the end of a trip there is always a new journey that starts”, so after our past travel throughout Italy –  from Aosta to Zocca, via Domodossola, down to Naples and then further down to Syracuse and then back to Trieste –  we are not at all tired, rather we feel like packing  our virtual suitcase again, spoon in hand at the ready!
That’s right, this year the ABC will take us through Europe, the Europe of the European Community, that made up of 27 nations, or 26 + 1, ie a state for each letter of the alphabet plus Italy, widely represented by the Culinary ABC of Italy that has just ended. And if you still do not believe it, here is the map!

Since we like company, and last year experience confirmed that the trip was less tiring thanks to it, it will fall to a different blog to host each letter, but there are also some other novelties so here are the rules, read them carefully:
  • Each letter is associated with a traditional dish of a country of the European Community;
  • Each letter is hosted by a different blog;
  • The guest blog publishes the recipe corresponding to the letter;
  • Other blogs who wish to travel with us will publish a recipe – other than that of the host blog! – chosen from the traditional dishes of the nation hosted.
In short, if you wish to participate, just remember the 4W rule:
  • WHEN: every 3 weeks is the turn of a different letter and nation;
  • WHAT: you can publish any recipe (or even more than one) of the nation represented by that letter (the recipe itself can start with any letter!), except the recipe published by the hosting blog;
  • WHERE: publish the recipe on your blog, then leave a comment to the hosting blog with a link to your own post;
  • WHO: anyone with a blog can take part, the more the merrier.  It would be great to travel to as many of the different nations together, but you can also participate for just one letter, or every other one, or even just the odd month!
It is still unclear? Here’s an example:
On January 7, Mony form the blog Gata da Plar will begin our traveling by hosting the letter A with the recipe Appeltaart, representing the Netherlands. As of that moment there will be 3 weeks time to publish any recipe of the Netherlands that is not the Appeltart. Once published, you will leave the link to your post in a comment to Mony’s original post. Your post must include a reference to the event and the host blog, while use of the event logo is optional (though appreciated). You can use a recipe from your archive: add to it the links to the event and then proceed as just described (see, as an example, how I did this in my first post for the event).

Well, now everything should be reasonably clear, so you are ready for the list of the letters, recipes, nations, and hosting blogs.
  • A like Appeltart
    • Country: Netherlands
    • Guest Blog: Gata da Plar
    • Period: from 07/01/13 to 27/01/13
  • B like Bryndzové Halušky
    • Country: Slovakia
    • Guest Blog: Crumpets & Co.
    • Period: from 28/01/13 to 17/02/13
  • C like Canja
    • Country: Portugal
    • Guest blog: La melagranata
    • Period: from 18/02/13 to 10/03/13
  • D like Drob
  • E like Escargot
  • F like Frikadeller
  • G like Goulash
    • Country: Hungary
    • Guest Blog: Cindystar
    • Period: from 13/05/13 to 02/06/13
  • H like Hong am Rèisleck
    • Country: Luxembourg
    • Guest blog: The Girlichef
    • Period: from 03/06/13 to 23/06/13
  • I like Irish Stew
  • J like Jacket Potatoes
    • Country: United Kingdom
    • Guest Blog: Food 4 Thought
    • Period: from 15/07/13 to 04/08/13
  • K like Kalakukko
  • L like Laxpudding
  • M like Moussaka
  • N like Njoki
    • Country: Slovenia
    • Guest Blog: Tutto a Occhio
    • Period: from 07/10/13 to 27/10/13
  • O like Orsotto
    • Country: Estonia
    • Guest blog: Cafe Lynnylu
    • Period: from 28/10/13 to 17/11/13
  • P like Paella
  • Q like Quarkkäulchen
    • Country: Germany
    • Guest Blog: Briciole
    • Period: from 09/12/13 to 29/12/13
  • R like Ross Fill-Forno
  • S like Sachertorte
    • Country: Austria
    • Guest Blog: Torte e Dintorni
    • Period: from 20/01/14 to 09/02/14
  • T like Trdlo
    • Country: Czech Republic
    • Guest blog: Ricette di Cultura
    • Period: from 10/02/14 to 02/03/14
  • U like Undens Klinger
    • Country: Latvia
    • Guest Blog: Briggis’home
    • Period: from 03/03/14 to 23/03/14
  • V like Vedarai
    • Country: Lithuania
    • Guest blog: Mestolando
    • Period: from 24/03/14 to 13/04/14
  • W like Waterzooi
  • X like Xirotigani
  • Y like Yahni
    • Country: Bulgaria
    • Guest blog: Nastro di Raso
    • Period: from 26/05/14 to 15/06/14
  • Z like Zurek
    • Country: Poland
    • Guest blog: Cucina Precaria
    • Period: from 16/06/14 to 06/07/14
As you can see we are not complete yet, but the journey is long and anything can happen … and do you know why? Because we are waiting for you to join our journey and host the nations that still lack an “ambassador”! Anyone interested pls send an email, written in either Italian or English, to trattoriamuvara_at_gmail.com, indicating as object “Culinary ABC of the European Community” and at least 3 countries that you would be willing to host. There is a closed number entry, so who ever will write first is more likely to be included!

Update: we are complete by now, but the journey is long and anything can happen so please stay tuned, there might be a vacancy sometime! :-)

Remember, no one stands to win anything but many smiles … and if you like our smiles, follow us on Facebook!

(thanks to Alex for English version)

2 commenti:

Joan Nova ha detto...

Oh, this reminds me of our Culinary Tour Around the World travels. I hope to participate somewhere along the line.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cindystar ha detto...

Joan, Imised that trip!
But do hope you will join sometime somewhere, fingers crossed! ;-)

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