Who knew that comestibles could be so communicative?
Two weeks ago, Savor the Thyme and I issued a challenge to let your food do the talking and they certainly spoke loud and clear! The response was wonderful, with entries ranging from the whimsical to the hilarious, demonstrating the amazing imagination and unique personalities of their creators. But with only one challenge and two co-hosts, who would have the privilege of showing off these fantastic entries? In this case, Savor and I decided to split the baby.
After viewing the creative works featured here, please head over to Savor the Thyme to see Eating Your Words, Part I!
Presenting the Eating Your Words Challengers:
Jaime at The Fair Weather Optimist sent in 'Evil Cookies', proving that looks can be deceiving as these pretty-in-pink treats have an ominous message. Beware the pink elephant - I think many of us have seen these guys a little too often!
When the 'Diva' speaks, you should stop, listen and look. True to her diva-liciousness, The Diva on a Diet at Beach Eats sent in a scrumptious Cherry Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti that leaves no doubt about who is in the house (and oven)!
Also staying true to her blog name, Cassie at Foodie with Little Thyme killed two birds with one stone . . . or rather, two challenges with one recipe. Judging by this Spinach, Sausage and Three Cheese Ravioli dish, the message 'Mangia' is less a suggestion and more of a command: eat your words!
And now for something different . . . Natasha at 5 Star Foodie, ably assisted by her darling daughter, offered cups of 'Rainbow' and 'Spring' Hot Chocolate. These creamy words of cocoa comfort are perfect for those snowy, rainy or otherwise dreary days when we find ourselves wanting to snuggle in warmth until the sun comes out again.
Comfort can also be found in coffee, as Cris at From Our (Brazilian) Home to Yours shows with her Coffee Talk tableau of 'Beans'. It's best described in her own words: "Coffee is about taste, fragrance, the aroma of coffee beans filling the air, and memories . . . I love traveling and everywhere I have been to has memories of a coffeehouse . . ."
What goes best with cocoa or coffee? Biscuits, of course, like this tray of baked 'Ciaoo!' from Andrea at Cheese and Pears. Known as Campagnole, these breakfast biscuits will help you greet the coming day with a smile on your face.
Short and sweet was on ChefBliss' mind when she presented her 'Birthday Cake.' To help celebrate the February birthdays in her family, ChefB put together this lovely triple-layer cake, smothered in a white chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting and adorned with fondant letters. Can you spell "Mmmmmm"?
After all these goodies, you may want to burn a few calories so Lori at Fake Food Free reminds us to 'Be Active'. These Breakfast Energy Bars not only look and taste delicious, they'll give you the extra boost to start an energetic day!
Last, but most definitely not least, is our sole video entry. Greg at SippitySup took us at our word: his food doesn't just talk - they sing, dance and basically have a roaring good time as they come together to make an Italian Sausage and White Bean Radicchio dish. Click here to see 'Because a Can, Can Can-Can' and you can, too!
But the show's not over! Head to Savor the Thyme for some more dazzling entries in Eating Your Words, Part I. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as we have.
On behalf of my intrepid and patient co-host, Jennifer, I want to offer our most sincere thanks to our challenge participants. We hope that you had as much fun as we did with this event but lest you think that's all your reward, we would like to present each of you with the "Eating Your Words" challenge badge (as seen at top), which you'll receive via e-mail.
Remember: when you let your food do the talking, you just might be surprised by what it has to say!