Since today is Super Bowl Sunday and tomorrow is Groundhog Day, I wouldn't even think that this event announcement could compete with the compelling animal dramas taking place over the next forty-eight hours - except that My Legume Love Affair - Eighth Helping is offering an extra special prize to one lucky random winner, a hot-off-the-press copy of our own blogger buddy Cynthia Nelson's My Caribbean Cookbook: Tastes Like Home. Cynthia has taken her remarkable knowledge of and experience in the culturally diverse Caribbean kitchen and marinated it in the entertaining style we are all accustomed to enjoying on her award-winning food blog, Tastes Like Home. In light of Cynthia's publishing success, I feel especially privileged to be hosting this month's MLLA. The timing couldn't have been more on target!
In keeping with my personal preference when I host this event, there are no restrictions nor a particular theme other than recipes must feature legumes (as in beans, peas, lentils, pulses, peanuts, and the sometimes edible pods they are harvested from) as the central ingredient. Derivatives, such as flours and soy products, are also included. Vegetarian, vegan or not, I leave the choices up to you, always glad for your creativity and naturally good taste. All cultures and courses are welcome.
Please post a new recipe or a newly posted one from your archives, linking to this announcement, with the following details to me [thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com] by February 28 with MLLA8 in the subject line:
Name and URL of Your Recipe Post:
Photo: Optional ( 400 pixels in width or length)
Use of the logo is optional.
Those who do not blog are also welcome to join in for a chance to win. Please send me your name and full recipe details with optional photo and/or location. You will be included in the round-up.
Submissions to other events will be accepted, but please check with those event hosts for their own requirements.
I will post the round-up and announce the cookbook winner during the week of March 1. Latecomers are welcome as long as the round-up has not yet been published.
A special thanks to all of you who have made My Legume Love Affair an event that definitely has legs. UPDATE: I have fleshed out the guest host line-up for 2009. There is still a wait list, but I will fill slots into 2010 for those who are willing. Thank you so much for being a part of the fun and feeding! Do be sure to check out Srivalli's MLLA 7 round-up, scheduled for later this month. Srivalli is very busy at the moment, sorting through over two-hundred recipes!