For over the past year, I’ve been heavily involved in hosting local culinary events for members of my social activity group, What’s Cookin Chicago. As a result of my group’s popularity, other groups were created in various cities in the country including Canada! I’ve gotten quite a few emails from random folks asking if there was some way they could participate in my events from a distance, especially if they didn’t have a similar social group in their area. The answer?
Of course! I’ve decided to share my local culinary adventures with everyone via cyberspace with blogging events that are in tandem to the many types of events I host each month for fellow Chicagoans. Here’s how it works:
The 15th of every month I send my What’s Cookin Chicago members an email informing them of the upcoming month’s adventures. I’ll post the corresponding “Blogging Adventures” on my blog on the same day to allow folks ample time to find/make recipes and share through their own blog. When I post the summary of my group’s adventures with pictures and recipes, I’ll include the round up of posts received related to that specific adventure. To add a personal touch, for each blogging adventure, a related giveaway will be given to a chosen blogger that best captures the adventure in their post/entry/submission. Good luck and I hope you can participate!
Here’s how to submit your entries for the following blogging adventures:
1) Make a recipe or blog post for any of the blogging adventures outlined below. Create a blog post about it from now until the midnight deadline on the dates noted for the event.
2) Add a link back to this event’s URL
3) Submit your entry by emailing the following information to [email protected]:
– with the title of the blogging adventure in subject line
– Your name
– Your state, country location
– Your food blog name & link to your event entry
– Name & picture of your entry
You can participate even if you don’t have a blog. Non-bloggers can email the above information (sans blog details) and I’ll include it in the round up.
Chosen bloggers for the giveaways will be contacted when the round up is posted to obtain mailing information. Good luck and hope you can join me in my Culinary Adventures!
Little Chefs: Cookies ~ This event is dedicated to all the young aspiring chefs out there. In this culinary adventure, we’re teaming up with the Ronald McDonald House each month to provide some kid-friendly events to their children & families… as well as a chance for your children to participate too! This month, we’re making cookies from scratch with the kids. If you have any cookie recipes easy enough for kids to make, please share it during this culinary blogging adventure! Deadline for submitting your entry is Saturday, June 4th. Giveaway – Cookie scoops!
Ethnic Food Tour: Pilsen & Mexican Morsels ~ I’m taking fellow Chicagoan foodies on a trip to the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago where we’ll enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch at one of Chicago’s best & affordable Mexican restaurants. To end on a sweet note, we’ll also make a stop at BomBon, a favorite bakery of Chicago… and maybe to check out a tortilla factory located nearby. For this blogging adventure, share with us a little about a Mexican neighborhood or area in your local area within a blog post. Deadline for this blogging adventure is Saturday, June 21st. We’d love to see how the Mexican food culture has made its mark all over the world! I’ll be posting pictures of our food tour and the blogging adventure roundup by Monday, June 23rd. Giveaway – Mexican cookbook!