Don't you love a new year? It's like a clean slate - everything gets to start afresh, from your diary to your gym programme to your diet. So what better time to make a fresh start with a new food blogging event!
As the foodblogging community has expanded and developed, events seem to have become increasingly specialised. There is an event for sweet-tooths (SHF), an event for herb-lovers (WHB), an event for eggy literati (EoMEoTE), an event for Filipino cuisine (Lasang Pinoy), an event for adventurous chefs (Paper Chef), an event for wine-lovers (WBW) - even an event for food photographers (DMBLGiT). But nothing broad enough to include everyone, and nothing basic enough to appeal to everyone from the bachelor cooking on a two-plate stove to the professional chef.
Well, until January 2007, that is.
Because January 2007 will see the launch of a new event, hosted in rotation by Andrew (SpittoonExtra), Jeanne (Cooksister!) and me (thepassionatecook). The idea is to run the event for a finite period (12 months) as most events certainly do seem to have a limited lifespan, and to make the themes as broad and inclusive as possible. It will give you an opportunity to show the world what sort of personal stamp you can put on the basic theme: what does your country regard as a classic potato dish? What do your family traditionally make at Christmas? What favourite seasonal ingredient is playing a starring role in your pies this season? With this in mind, we have come up with a list of 12 themes and each month we will be challenging you to charm us with your personal take on the theme. All entries will be included in a round-up on the host's blog.
The new event will be called "Waiter, there's something in my..." and Andrew will shortly be announcing the first theme, so do check his blog early in January for further details.
I can't wait!