Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Announcing Tried & Tasted Event!

When Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles mailed me to ask if I could host this month's edition of Tried and Tasted, I felt the tables were turned. There I was when this event started, waited couple of months with blatant breath in fear of being on the spot. Not that I wouldn't mind, mind you! But it is surely gave me a days of sleepless nights..:) Now I can say very happily that I can host this event without a fear!

This is a blog event where a blog is chosen and all other bloggers are supposed to cook from the blog of the month. It is my extreme pleasure to choose Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen as the Blog of the Month!

To be honest, I found it extremely hard to choose just one. I finalized on Aparna's simply because not only is she such a good friend, but she has such a varied collection which always made me want to try them. Her pictures really tempt you to run to your kitchen to make them right away, guess most times I am left admiring them instead of doing just that!

So now is the right time, just browse through her collection, and simply cook away!

Yay, Lakshmi must be wondering why I am yapping so much, let me get on with her rules!

And please before we go on to the rules, there is a roll call for enthu hostess to come forward to host this wonderful event! It is open from November 2010. Please mail Lakshmi at or you can leave a comment at her blog.

And before that let me thank Ksenia of  for creating the logo for T&T every month. The logo for this month will be updated shortly once I hear from her. Thank you Ksenia!

Now finally for the Rules!

  • Cook any recipe(s) from "My Diverse Kitchen" and post about it. Stay as true to the original recipe(s) as possible. Therefore, there is no need for re-posting it, simply link to the original post :-)
  • There is no time-frame for the original recipe. It can be as old as my grand-mother or as fresh as a mung bean sprout.
  • Have you cooked from Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen before? As this event is all about tasting and reflecting on the taste, older posts are also welcome. Simply link back to Aparna's post, this post and mention T&T event and Lakshmi's post. Please always link to both sites, so both blogs are given credit and you are avoiding copyright fuss. Feel free to use the logo.
  • Email me your details with Subject T&T to  with your name, your post URL as well as the original URL and a picture.
  • Deadline is 15th September and the round up will be posted within a week.
    Non-bloggers are more than welcome to participate (after all, our posts are mainly being written for them). Simply e-mail me with your experience of what you cooked and please include a picture.
    The round up will be posted during the first week in next month.
Looking forward to enjoy a very diverse cooking!

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Satya said...

wow aparna's blog ...its my favorite too ...i bookmarked so many dishes from her a chance to try them now ...happy hosting dear ...


Aparna said...

I am indeed honoured to be featured as this month's blog on T&T.
Thank you very much.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what is going to be tried and tested. Hope my blog passes the test! :)

lata raja said...

Aahaa Vallli one of my favourite blogs!

Jay said...

Its a lovely treat for us to relish on Aparna's dishes...Awesome..!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Will see if I can particpate.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Definitely going to participate :)

PJ said...

You have chosen a wonderful blog Srivalli!!!

jayasri said...

Hey Aparna is one of my favourite bloggers, I could do this..,

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,love the chosen blog.You will get my entries b4 the deadline Valli.Happy Hosting

Aparna S Mallya said...

Cool! I'm definitely going to participate in this one!

sonu said...

hi srivalli..first time here..u have a lovely space and also i like aparnas blog and have been since following her since long wud luv to try frm her blog..pls do count me in ..and im happy to follow u too :)
if time permits do visit my space..

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

wow !! nice event.first time at your blog !! love it !1 am following you 11 will chk Aparna's blog next

nivedita said...

I was waiting for the logo.
Lovely logo!

char said...

I love her blog...mainly cos it has so many eggless options...Ive never participated in an event before, so im going to really try o do this one...cooll:)

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