It’s April 1st – and in most parts of the world, that means it’s April Fool’s Day. (In some countries, such as Canada, the pranks only last until noon but I don’t know how widespread that is that it’s actually practiced. That’s also according to Wikipedia.) Believe me, though, I’m not fooling you when I welcome you to this month’s theme of Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free! This month’s focus is on Fictional Food – Treats and Dishes from Children’s Stories.
This theme is all about food inspired by books you read as a child or children’s books that perhaps you came to later in your life, such as reading a book to your younger sibling, your own child, or if you’re babysitting… Whatever the case may be, this is a theme for all ages, no matter what your age. This is an opportunity for you to try making something from your favourite book that you always wanted to make, but haven’t yet. Or maybe you did before, but have to change it now because of changes in your diet.
Plus, isn’t this a more than timely theme now that the series of Harry Potter books and movies are over and we can wax nostalgic over them now (especially if you grew up with them)? Plus, the first Hunger Games movie was released, while causing an explosion of inspired recipes in its wake. (Note I’ve not actually read or seen the Hunger Games but I did like reading this post about the interesting similarities between the Hunger Games and Franz Kafka’s A Hunger Artist.)
N.B. If you’re going to submit a Hunger Games-inspired recipe, please only do so if you can guarantee it is tasty. I’ve heard that the food in the books doesn’t taste that great, so deviate a bit and inject some juiciness into it if that’s your inspiration. (Ha! April Fool’s. ;) But seriously – please make sure it tastes good.)
Rules and Guidelines
In your blog post, indicate in some way that it is for April 2012’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free. Link to this post to share the information with your readers.
The deadline to submit your literary recipe inspired by your favourite children’s book is Friday, April 27th, 2012. Email the link to your blog post to contact [at] zscupoftea [dot] com with “GAHIGF: Fictional Food – Treats and Dishes from Children’s Stories” in the subject line and a photo of your recipe included as an attachment. Do not use my contact form to send your recipe as it currently does not allow sending attachments.
You don’t have to be a gluten-free blogger to participate! Just make sure that the recipe you submit is gluten-free and that your blog has a gluten-free category or tag that readers can easily search.
If you are not a blogger, you are also welcome to participate. Please email me at the specified email address above and following the same instructions, but include the recipe as an attachment or typed in the email body.
The round-up of all your inspired recipes will go live on Monday, April 30th, 2012. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all create! I’ll be sharing my own childhood reading-inspired recipe soon.