Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A.W.E.D. is going to Spain !!!

Hello friends,


Firstly, I would like to thank DK of Chef In You to give me this opportunity to host this month's A.W.E.D, which is taking a tour of Spain. Yes, friends, July month's AWED will feature Spanish Cuisine.


Spain is known for its culturally diverse heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. Spanish culture has its origins in the Iberian, Celtiberian, Latin, Roman Catholic, and Islamic cultures.


(Source Wikipedia)





Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine. In particular, three main divisions are easily identified:
  • Mediterranean Spain – all such coastal regions, from Catalonia to Andalusia: heavy use of seafood, such as pescaíto frito; several cold soups like gazpacho; and many rice-based dishes like paella and arroz negro.
  • Inner Spain – Castile and Madrid: hot, thick soups such as the bread and garlic-based Castilian soup, along with substantious stews such as cocido madrileño. Food is traditionally conserved by salting, like Spanish ham, or immersed in olive oil, like Manchego cheese.
  • Atlantic Spain – the whole Northern coast, from Galicia to Navarre: vegetable and fish-based stews likepote gallego and marmitako. Also, the lightly cured lacón ham.

Here are the simple rules to participate in this lovely event.

1) Prepare any vegetarian recipe from Spanish Cuisine (no fish, seafood or any of kind of meat allowed, eggs are only allowed in baking). Here are some of the links you can go through to get ideas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_cuisine
http://spanishfood.about.com/
http://www.spain-recipes.com/


Google it for the rest that you want to check out for.
2) Archived recipes are welcome if updated with the logo and this announcement (no need to repost it), but I would suggest and prefer if you make a new recipe that you haven't tried before.
2) Post it on your blog & link it to this announcement and 
DK's announcement.
3) Send me an email with 
AWED - Spain in the subject line with these details:-

Your Name
Name of your blog
Recipe Name
Link of the recipe
Picture of the recipe

at priyaDOTmitharwalATgmailDOTcom

4) Last Date for sending entries is July 31st 2010.





























I hope to see a lots of varieties. Let your recipes keep flowing. 

Till next post, take care. Have a wonderful weekend.

22 comments:

Nithu Bala said...

Happy hosting Priya..will send you entries..

Satya said...

its very interesting event ...i don't know anything about Spanish cuisine so this is the good opportunity for me to learn .... thank q for this event

Kiran said...

Happy hosting Priya.Thank you for taking us to explore cuisine of Spain.

Priya said...

Never made anuthing spanish except omlette! will try some thing.

Suhaina said...

I have made nothing spanish but I see that Rice pudding is Spanish which I usually make. will soon post it.
Happy hosting Priya.

RV said...

Happy hosting Priya.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & different event priya, will get to know so many spanish dishes...

Sweet Artichoke said...

Excellent choice! Spanish food is delicious, I particularly love the sweets... will definitely send my entry!!Thanks for organising!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy hosting Priya.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very interesting cuisine Priya, while your post i just jumped to check out for spanish recipes, came back to comment again. Definetely try to send some, have you limited the number of entries? Din't remember seeing that in your post.

Pari said...

happy hosting Priya, would try to send something.

Priya said...

Am very happy to explore Spanish cuisine, count me in dear..

The Housewife said...

I love Spanish food! I hope I can make something nice and send it your way! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, I looking forward for all the great recipes, I love Mexican food' but hardly fix anything at home. What a great opportunity to learn so much about the culture and cuisine.

Rachana said...

Will surely send in some entries for your event.
Happy Hosting dear!

Swathi said...

Happy hosting try send you some entries.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looking forward to send some entries I have posted your event :) check it out

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Happy hosting!!!

PJ said...

Now that's something I need to read about and cook .Count me in though..Happy hosting dear...

Preeti said...

Oh! I think I will miss this one. I just bumped into your blog. I shall look fo the next event.

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