September was a tough month for me last year. I was going through a lot in my personal life...and as it usually does, this blog helped me muscle through it. I hosted the first annual Super Soup Challenge and I was blown away by the response. There were so many amazing entries...and stories behind the recipes. That event, in a time that was most trying for me, showed me that food (and blogging) can heal the soul and bring people together.
As a way of remembering my mom, celebrating a wild and wonderful year, and - well - getting new soup recipes...I am hosting The Second Annual Super Soup Challenge! It's happening a little earlier this year, which I hope will bring out some different types of recipes. It *is* still hot outside! Also, we have lots of people stopping by this blog that weren't around last year and I encourage both old and new friends to join in.
Here are all of the details:
- Starting today, Wednesday August 22nd, post your favorite soup recipes. Soup is used very loosely here - stews, "stewps" (yes i said it - don't look at me like that), chowders - they all count.
- Please be creative - send me your hot soups...cold soups....whatever! Last time around we had some really interesting recipes...and I anticipate the same thing this go'round! You will be judged on originality, yummyness, and presentation (i *am* a food stylist, after all).
- Make your post before Monday, September 10th! Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org once you post your soup recipe: your name, your blog's name, the title of your recipe, your location, and the permalink to your post. I will post the roundup the week after the challenge ends. If you don't have a blog but post to your LiveJournal or Myspace, you too can participate!
- There is a prize at the end of this event. Two, actually. Since I was up at night fretting about who I should choose to win the challenge, I've decided to take some of the burden off of myself. I will choose one winner....and YOU will choose the other. Voting for the winner of the Super Soup Challenge will begin when I post the roundup - you'll email me and let me know which post was your favorite! Two winners will receive foodie-friendly prizes.
That's it! I will be posting my recipe for the challenge next week. In the meantime, get cooking!