This is it - we challenged you to let your food do the talking and you've shown in spectacular fashion that they had a lot to say!
Altogether, 35 individuals from 6 countries submitted 41 entries, which Jennifer and I split between us. To see Eating Your Words 2010 Roundup - Part I, head on over to Savor the Thyme!
We are also pleased to share that our guest judge, author/chef/TV personality Andrew Zimmern, has bravely accepted the task of looking at ALL of the eligible submissions, instead of just a few finalists. As such, we will announce the winner sometime next week to give Chef Zimmern as much time as he needs to make his choice. And then, that lucky person will receive one of the most beautiful pieces of cookware to be found: an heirloom-quality aebleskiver pan generously provided by Aunt Else's Aebleskiver!
With such an awesome prize at stake, it's only fitting that we kick off Roundup - Part II with an entry that demonstrates what delicious fun is in store for the winner:
by Chad Gillard
President and Co-Founder of Aunt Else's Aebleskiver
President and Co-Founder of Aunt Else's Aebleskiver
Weekends are a special time in the Gillard household when Dad pulls out the 'skiver pan and the kids help make a variety of Danish pancake balls. Just for fun, Chad shared this announcement about his family's favorite event!
by Aileen, 400 Calories or Less
Aileen of 400 Calories or Less listened to the very healthy message that her cukes had for all of us: eat your veggies! [Crunch, munch, munch . . . ]
by Smita, Little Food Junction
Smita of Little Food Junction ushered in the new decade with these festive finger sandwiches. Hopefully, it's a sign of a good year full of good food!
by Bob, Cooking Stuff
Bob of Cooking Stuff knows his stuff, having stuffed this golden baked calzone with some mighty tasty fillings. Sometimes, being wicked is a virtue!
by Elmer, The Beancounter
Elmer of The Beancounter sent a delicious message in the form of a beloved classic Filipino confection. I, for one, would love to comply!
by Stacie, A Little Yumminess
Stacie of A Little Yumminess invites us to swim in whimsy as her bowl of ramen beckons a brave little pea to take the plunge.
by Deeba, Passionate About Baking
Deeba of Passionate About Baking leaves no doubt that she’s very passionate about baking with chocolate and coffee. These are consuming passions, indeed!
by Susan, Diamonds for Dessert
Susan of Diamonds for Dessert found her inspiration in Lewis Carroll’s 'Alice in Wonderland' for these tempting little treats. Fair warning: too many of these and I'm likely to grow larger!
by Cherrie, Sweet Cherrie Pie
Looks like Cherrie of Sweet Cherrie Pie couldn’t wait to eat her words, judging by the healthy bite taken out of this scrumptious chocolate cake. Words never tasted so good!
by Rachael, La Fuji Mama
Rachael of La Fuji Mama shows us that slurpiness is very good manners when dining on noodles in Japan. Arigatou gozaimashita!
by Kat, A Good Appetite
Kat of A Good Appetite can read my mind: she somehow knows that I'd pig out on these homemade savory sausages!
by Caroline, When Adobo Met Feijoada
Caroline at When Adobo Met Feijoada found inspiration after her son maneuvered her into bringing home a tentacled friend for dinner (literally).
by Phyllis and Kris, me_HUNGRY!
Phyllis and Kris of me_HUNGRY! spelled it out very clearly that they like their sushi bright, colorful and expressive. me_TOO!
by Cool Lassi(e), Pan Gravy Kadai Curry
Cool Lassi(e) at Pan Gravy Kadai Curry offers a nutritious dish that carries a special message of health that we can all appreciate and support.
by Mia , Vanilla Strawberry Spring Fields
Mia of Vanilla Strawberry Spring Fields had her heart in the right place when she prepared this healthy Valentine's Day salad and marked it with a 'V'.
KEEP THE PEAS
by Nancy, My Cue Sticks
Nancy of My Cue Sticks keeps everything in order on her plate, but she may want to check out Stacie's ramen bowl above - it looks like some of her peas had other plans!
by Rachel, Laptops and Stovetops
For Rachel of Laptops and Stovetops, inspiration for this savory message came in a dream. Sshhhh . . . Don't wake her just yet - we still need pasta and some parmesan . . .
by Sanura, My Life Runs on Food
Sanura of My Life Runs on Food, inspired by Andy Warhol, creates her own version of the artist’s iconic 'soup' prints.
by Mia, Vanilla Strawberry Spring Fields
Mia once again demonstrates that she *hearts* hearts with this scrumptious cookie - a sweet treat for a loved one!
by Sean, Spectacularly Delicious
Sean of Spectacularly Delicious shared a a special recipe from a now-gone Aspen bed and breakfast where a cherished family memory of vacations and aebleskivers was created!
For more creative cookery, please check out EYW'10 Roundup - Part I with Jennifer at Savor the Thyme. Then stay tuned for the announcement of our winner!
Thank you to all of our participants for making Eating Your Words 2010 such a successful event!
*Unfortunately, these submissions did not quite meet the criteria set in our contest rules. Due to late entry or not displaying a letter or word with the food itself, these entries are regrettably ineligible for the prize. Nonetheless, Jennifer and I truly appreciate their enthusiastic participation, so we are pleased to include them here for all to enjoy.