Remember that Ode to Carolina Sweet Potato Praline Bread I made not so long ago? Well, as luck would have it, that recipe bagged a win in Round Five of the Homegrown Gourmet event – Quick Breads, hosted by the lovely Gretchen Noelle. What a great surprise and such an honor! And, with that win, the torch has been passed to me to host HomeGrown Gourmet #6.
Now, since Bean’s Bistro started the ball rolling with sandwiches, the Homegrown Gourmet event has featured soups, pies/tarts, stews, and quick breads. Those are some hard acts to follow, and I wanted to be sure I picked a real winner of a category for my very first time hosting an event.
I’ve been obsessing a lot lately about breakfast items… I don’t just want breakfast for breakfast, I want breakfast for lunch and dinner, too! So, why not feed the obsession and challenge you, dear readers, to pull out all the stops and tell the world about your best Homegrown breakfast recipes.
- Anyone can play!
- A theme will be picked by the host. Participants will make a dish that follows the theme and that somehow represents their home region – town, state, area. Representation can feature a local ingredient, be a traditional dish from your area, or be a creative twist.
- Participants will have 3-4 weeks (host discretion) to complete their recipes and post them to their blog (or email the pics and text), and notify the host. The host will then post the results and then let everyone know via email or message board the results are up!
- An explanation of your dish is required; it can be a story about the local custom or ingredient, how you came about eating/making the recipe, or an explanation about how your creative dish fits the theme.
- Fresh and local foods are encouraged!
- When the round is done, the host will announce their favorite dish by updating their blog. Favorite is completely subjective to the host- no one expects the host to make and taste test all the dishes, it is just something that strikes the host’s fancy! The creator of the fave gets the honor of hosting the next round, if they so choose!
Okay? Okay! Let’s play!
To participate in Homegrown Gourmet #6, get in your kitchens and cook up a great breakfast dish! Post about it in your blog and tell the world what makes your recipe Homegrown… be sure to link back to this post. Then send me an email at culinographyATgmailDOTcom with “Homegrown Gourmet 6″in the subject line. Please include the following in your e-mail: your name, your location, your blog name and URL, and a permalink to your entry. Don’t forget to attach a picture (preferably 250 x 250) of your dish to the email. (Not a blogger and still want to enter? Totally okay! Shoot all the other details to me in an e-mail and I’ll post for you.)
Deadline for the event is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2008.
I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the table!