It had to be done.
As you know, Jennifer at Savor The Thyme and I are very pleased to offer a fantastic no-kitchen-should-be-without-one prize for this year's Eating Your Words challenge - a beautiful æbleskiver pan, courtesy of Aunt Else's Æbleskiver. However, this means that there must be one winner, which in turn means that someone has to choose said winner. While you may rest assured that my co-host Jennifer is the picture of unimpeachable integrity, I, on the other hand, am easily bribed with pancakes.
So, we felt it best to ask another person to be our guest judge - someone who could objectively evaluate and appreciate the creativity we were certain to see in the contest entries. Someone whose own approach to food is famously all about adventure, enthusiasm and a sense of fun. Someone who is a respected chef and food writer, and is the co-creator and host of one of the most popular food shows on television. Someone whom I wasn't terribly confident would notice our humble little event . . . until he actually said 'Yes'.
It's Andrew Zimmern!
Watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern in the Philippines!
How excited are we about Chef Zimmern's participation? Hmmm, let's see: our guest judge for Eating Your Words 2010 is also slated to be a guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, Season Two . . . We. Are. Excited.
Jennifer and I hope that you will join us for this lively challenge and the chance to be chosen by Andrew Zimmern as the winner of a lovely Aunt Else's Æbleskiver pan. And to our global blogger friends: international entries are totally eligible!
To help stir your imagination and provide a spark of inspiration, take a look at some of last year's entries:
'Mangia' from Cassi at Foodie with Little Thyme
'Rainbow' & 'Spring' Hot Cocoa from Natasha at 5 Star Foodie
'Why So Blue' from Heather at Girlichef
'Because a Can can Can-Can' from Greg at Sippity Sup
To see more, please check out Eating Your Words 2009 Roundup Part I and Part II.
It's that easy and that fun! So, what are you waiting for? Head into the kitchen and let your food do the talking . . .
1. 'Write, spell or draw' using food or drink, and create a blog post about it until midnight on Wednesday, March 31st. We will accept any previous blog posts you may already have where you've created a 'written'-inspired dish or drink.
3. Send an e-mail titled 'Eating Your Words 2010' with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your name
- The name of your blog
- The name of your dish or drink
- The link to your blog entry and a photograph of the dish or drink
- Entries must be received by midnight March 31, 2010
You can still participate even if you don't have a blog at all. Simply e-mail the above information minus the blog details and we'll include it in the round up.
4. Please keep it clean! Appropriate humor is always welcome.
International entries are eligible for the prize!
If you're on Twitter, please feel free to tweet about the challenge using the hashtag #eatingyourwords.
All entries must be received by midnight, March 31st. Depending on the number of entries we receive, Jennifer and I will choose finalists, from which we will ask Chef Zimmern to pick the winning entry. A round-up of all entries and the announcement of a winner will be posted within one week of the deadline.
Good Luck and Have Fun!