And it’s been a pleasure to say that I have the best of people as my friends, all through BM and all because of BM. We are bond by the love of blogging, about food and we yap on everything under the Sun. I am so proud of my friends, who cook up, take up whatever challenge I have thrown at them. In fact there have been times when I had come up with such tough themes, yet they never complained. They have happily worked on it, with so much dedication and love for their blogs.
To all my friends, who have been part of this wonderful journey, Thank you! You know who you are!
You have brought so much joy, life to this blog and my own blogging life. I consider it as a great pleasure for all the support and love you all have been giving me and my crazy ventures.
Now coming to the announcement, this is for January 2015. For those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that’s gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro
- Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
- Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
- You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid’s Delight theme.
- Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
- Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
- Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
- Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
As the theme name says, all your three day dishes should be Biryanis. I differentiate a Biryani from Pulao as this. A pulao is a mild, one pot meal, that has to be paired with a gravy. Whereas a Biryani is mostly rich, spicy and can be eaten as well, maybe just a serving of raitha should do.
So you can pick up a biryani from different regions, can be Indian, International etc. A typical Biryani is always layered with rich ingredients going in. It can be a vegetarian or Non Vegetarian. There are different Pilafs that are very rich as well, from different countries, even those are accepted. However the only condition being it shouldn’t be a mild rice dish.
Pick one, Do three
From any one of the below wiki pages, select one category, do 3 posts. For example, if you select sauces, then all your three posts should be taken from the list given in the wiki page. You can also do one sauce, one food stubs or bread stub. However two sauces, other one food_stubs or bread_stubs is not allowed. Its all from same category or one from each!
Needless to say, bring them on! I love Chats and would love to see all showcasing chats from different places.
Rolls and Wraps
Under this theme, it is necessary that you have a base filled with stuffing. The base can be a flour based one or a leafy one. However it’s not fried snack. It has to be served as a meal for breakfast/lunch/dinner or a in between filling tiffin. This does not refer to your deep fried rolls etc.
Wraps as it says can be flour based wraps with filing.
Bring on your Nasta dishes! Nasta typically refers to either Breakfast dishes or evening tiffins. I have known colloquial usage of referring Breakfast as Nasta, I have known some of my friends referring evening tiffins as Nasta. Whatever each interpretation is, you will have to make dishes that are light, yet filling.
It is the typical Indian Nasta, so showcase what you serve at home.
1 Cuisine, 3 dishes
Under this we have the below
American street food
From the 4 listed cuisines, select only one cuisine, and do 3 posts. Each should be different course.