Tuesday, July 8, 2008

E.A.T World Blog Challenge (Guidelines and List of World Eaters!)


Edit: I am no longer adding entries to the E.A.T World list, but feel free to leave a comment here with a link back to your E.A.T World posts!


I am launching a new blog series and anybody who wants to expand their culinary horizons is welcome to join me! The series is called E.A.T World (Eating Around The World) and the objective is to travel the world far and wide, from the comfort of our own blogs, cooking up meals and baking up goodies from all over the globe!


Interested?


Here are some very flexible guidelines, or general ideas:


- You can "visit" countries from A to Z, starting for example in Australia and ending in Zambia. Or you can do it randomly, if you want to start with Zimbabwe and then jump to Croatia, then France, Romania, and Brazil, then go for it!


- If you do decide to do it alphabetically and you encounter a letter with no good countries to choose from (culinarily speaking!), then skip it! Skip it and move on to the next letter. Nobody is judging!


- If you can't decide between two or more countries that start with the same letter, then by all means visit all of them!


- You can also visit large regions or even tiny cities instead of a country. At some point I might eat my way around the US and explore Southern, Southwestern, and other regional cuisines.


- Feel free to paint, or cook, outside the lines! You don't have to follow recipes faithfully, and you don't even have to use recipes at all! If you want to go to Cuba and make "arroz con pollo" (rice with chicken) but chicken doesn't fit in your vegan diet, feel free to use tofu, mushrooms or whatever you want. Wing it! ;-)


- You can also blog about restaurants if you're not in the mood for cooking. There's a Yemenite restaurant just around the corner? There's your "Y" entry!


- If you are lucky enough to actually travel to another country or region and you encounter some awesome foods typical of the area, you can definitely post them as E.A.T World entries. Are you actually physically travelling to Yemen, like Chandler Bing? Show us! :-D


- There is no deadline! You can start whenever you want, and you can post as often as you want. Whatever, dude!


- Feel free to take the E.A.T World logos that my buddy Becks so skillfully created, and add them to your E.A.T World posts. There is even a small logo that you can add to your sidebar, if you choose to do so. I only ask that you link back to this post so people know what the guidelines/general ideas are. A big gigantor THANK YOU to Becks for creating these awesome logos (and for coming up with a perfect name for the series, and for being there throughout the whole brainstorming process, and for being you!) What would I do without your mad skills, dude? :-)


E.A.T World logos (let me know if you need help putting them up on your blog):


This one is really badass!


And this one is starry and sweet. Choose your favorite!


Purdy sidebar logo


Need inspiration? Check out some E.A.T World entries from around the interwebs:



Africa: (Northern) Banana Date Cookies, via The RA Vegan

Algeria: Clementine Salad, and Harira, via Cupcake Kitteh

Algeria: Chick'n Stew for Couscous or Rice, via Vegan Fox in the Snow

Antigua & Barbuda: Black Bean Cakes and Ducuna (sweet potato dumplings), via A Healthy Endeavor

Australia: Lamingtons, via Skint Vegan

Austria: Golatschen (Danish pastries) and Melange Coffee, via Wing-It Vegan

Bangladesh: Potato Curry, and Onion Lentil Snack, via Vegan Fox in the Snow

Belgium: Endive au Gratin, and Flemmish Stew, via Cupcake Kitteh

Belgium: Speculoos Spread and a real trip to Belgium, via Vegan... but not scary

Brazil: Brazilian Black Bean Stew, via The Taste Space

Brazil: Feijoada, via Vegan for the People

Brazil, Bolivia, Botswana: Brazilian Tofu Chicken, Peanut Vegetable Soup (Bolivia), and Stove Top Muffins (Botswana), via Vegan Fox in the Snow

Brazil: Coxinhas (faux chicken drumsticks) and Brigadeiros (chocolates), via Wing-It Vegan

Britain: Pie and Mash with Parsley Liquor, via Skint Vegan

Caribbean: Pineapple Kebabs, Lime & Coriander Mayonnaise, White Sweet Potato Chips, Avocado and Mango Salad, and Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Avocado Lime Icing, via Cupcake Kitteh

Central and South America: Arroz con Gandules, Annatto Infused Oil, Tostones, Black Bean Sweet Potato Tamales, Guatita, and Coconut Tres Leches Cake, via Cupcake Kitteh

Central and South America: Basic Onion-Pepper Sofrito, Venezuelan-style Black Beans, Creamy Avocado-Tomato Salsa, Crispy Fried Green Plantains, Sweet Potato-Chipotle Bisque with Cashew Crema, Sweet and Nutty Roasted Stuffed Plantains, Potato and Chickpea Enchiladas with Green Tomatillo Sauce and Pine Nut Crema, via Cupcake Kitteh

China: Tofu-Fa, Steamed Rice, Singapore Noodles, Chilli and Salt Shrimp, Hoisin Tofu Puffs, Sauteed Greens, and Rabbit Buns with Red Bean Paste, via Skint Vegan

Colombia and China: Papas Chorreadas, and Shanghai Tofu, via Vegan Fox in the Snow

Cote d'Ivoire: Fufu and Mafé, via Cupcake Kitteh

Cuba: Arroz con Pollo (rice with chick'n) and Flan de Coco (coconut flan), via Wing-It Vegan

Czech Republic: Potato Pancakes and Mulled Wine, via Vegan for the People

Denmark: Fastelavnsboller (almond paste filled yeast buns), and Rugbrød, via Wing-It Vegan

Egypt: Egyptian Fava Bean Breakfast, via Diet Dessert and Dogs

England: Cauliflower Cheeze, via Cupcake Kitteh

England: Crumpets, Lancashire Hotpot, and Bakewell Tarts, via Wing-It Vegan

Ethiopia: Berbere Lentil & Seitan Stew with Injera and Awase, via Vegan for the People

Ethiopia and Kenya: Shiri Wat, and Maharagwe, via Vegan Fox in the Snow

France: Tuiles, Pois Chiches Marengo, Soupe a L'Oignon, Soupe a L'Oignon, Apple Tart, and Madeleines, via Cupcake Kitteh

France: Mushroom Bourguignon, Almond Croissants, Potato Gratin, and Bohémienne, via Cupcake Kitteh

France: White Bean Cassoulet, via The RA Vegan

France: Baguettes, via Vegan... but not scary

France: Chocolate Mousse and Ratatouille, viaWing-It Vegan

Germany: Sauerkraut, via Vegan... but not scary

Germany: Currywurst and Rote-Grütze, via Wing-It Vegan

Greece: Fasolatha (soup), Koulourakia (cookies), Riganada (similar to bruschetta), and Cinnamon Toast, via Wing-It Vegan

India: Butter Chicken (with tofu), Aloo Phujia (potatoes), Peshwari Naan, and Mango Lassi, via Wing-It Vegan

Ireland: Vegan Cornbeef and Cabbage, Colcannon Puffs, Irish Soda Bread, Irish Stout Stew, via Two Vegan Boys

Italy: Italian Stew with Winter Squash and Chickpeas, via The Taste Space

Jamaica: Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Wraps, via The Taste Space

Jamaica: Spiced Tempeh Nuggets with Jamaican Baked Vegetables and Brown Rice, via Two Vegan Boys

Japan: Vegan Tempura, via The RA Vegan

Japan: Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Sushi, via Vegan... but not scary

Laos: Fresh Herb and "Chicken" Larb with Sweet Mango Sticky Rice, via Vegan for the People

Mexico: Red Bean and Rice Casserole, and Potato Flautas, via Two Vegan Boys

Morocco: Chickpea and Green Bean Tagine, via The RA Vegan

Morocco: Ultimate Winter Couscous, via The Taste Space

Morocco: Moroccan Spiced Tofu with Rice Salad and Sauteed Collard Greens, via Two Vegan Boys

Spain: Spanish Lentil and Squash Stew with Roasted Garlic, via The Taste Space

Spain: Mushroom Tortillitas (savory chickpea flour pancakes), via Wing-It Vegan

Thailand: Thai Tofu and Tropical Fruit Salad, via The Taste Space

Thailand, Pakistan, China, and Portugal: Thai Red Coconut Curry, Pineapple Sesame Soy Tofu Bowl with Thai Red Curry, Tom Yum Soup, Dumplings, Brown Lentil Daal, Paratha, Sweet and Sour Tofu with Purple Sticky Rice and Stir-fried Veggies, Portuguese Kale Soup with Potatoes Roasted Garlic and Homemade Vegan Chorizo, via What Your Momma Didn't Know

Tunisia: Roasted Veggie Couscous with Harissa and Preserved Lemons, via Vegan for the People

Tunisia and India: Tunisian Couscous, Curry Tofu, Tamarind Lentils, Samosa Stuffed Potatoes, via Two Vegan Boys

Vietnam: Pho with Tofu and Vegetables, via Vegan for the People

26 comments :

  1. Hello =) I would love to join the E.A.T. World challenge - do I just start myself or is there another way we go about it? Thanks!

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  2. YAY! Just hop on! You can start whenever you want, and if you would like me to add your E.A.T World posts to the list of world eaters just send me a linky link. It's a very informal blog challenge, so you can blog as much or as little as you want.

    Feel free to take the E.A.T World logos and add them to your E.A.T World posts if you want, and you can link back to this post so people know what the guidelines/general ideas are. Welcome to E.A.T World! I hope you have lots of fun with the challenge! :)

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  3. I just discovered this today - and I think it is a great idea! I love exploring new food! Can I submit old posts to get a head start? :)

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  4. Is it too late? I would LOVE to eat around the world! I am loving looking at what others have made and getting some ideas...

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  5. It's never too late! There are no rules, ever! :)

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  6. Finally! Here is my first EAT World post: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/italian-stew-with-winter-squash-and-chickpeas/

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  7. I forgot to send you this one as well: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/jamaican-jerk-tempeh-wraps/

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  8. Here's another one!
    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/ultimate-winter-couscous/

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  9. Here is my submission for Brazil: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/brazilian-black-bean-soup/

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  10. A post for Thailand!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/thai-tofu-and-tropical-fruit-salad/

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  11. Here's one for Spain. :)

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/spanish-lentil-and-squash-stew-with-roasted-garlic/

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  12. Here is a Mexican dish for Cinco de Mayo:
    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/chickpea-salad-with-mexican-mango-dressing/

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  13. H is for Hawaii!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/hawaiian-style-sweet-and-sour-roasted-pineapple-and-bell-peppers-with-tofu/

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  14. J is for Japan!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/gingery-enoki-mushrooms-with-carrots-and-silken-tofu/

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  15. E is for Egypt!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/roasted-cauliflower-and-chickpeas-with-dukkah/

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  16. I went to India tonight. http://theravegan.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/zucchini-rice-on-a-late-sunday-night/

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  17. I is for Indonesia!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/spicy-indonesian-yam-and-peanut-soup/

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  18. T is for Tunisia:

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/roasted-carrot-and-lentil-soup-with-harissa-and-mint/

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  19. G is for Greece!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/greek-baked-beans-gigantes-plaki/

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  20. S is for Spain!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/mango-gazpacho/

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  21. C is for China!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/chinese-sweet-and-sour-cabbage-with-tofu/

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  22. T is for Turkey!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/middle-eastern-lentils-and-rice-with-caramelized-onions-mujaddara-mengedarrah/

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  23. Yet antoher... N is for Nepal!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/dal-bhat-nepalese-mountain-lentil-curry/

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  24. B is for Britain!

    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/cauliflower-spinach-and-chickpea-balti/

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  25. K is for Korea: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/raw-mushroom-bul-go-gi-lettuce-wrap/

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  26. I is for Iraq: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/iraqi-inspired-eggplant-and-seitan-stew/

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