Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Guest Host Event Announcement: Flavours of Cuisines

Hi Friends,
Julie of Erivum Puliyum has started a new series this year - Flavours of Cuisines. This will be a monthly event and Julie has graciously granted me the opportunity to host the series for the month of February with Mexican Cuisine.
Mexican food has a widely diverse history that started with the native Mesoamericans. After the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, new spices, diets and cooking techniques from Europe, especially Spain, were introduced into the cuisine. And finally, there are the Americanised versions of Mexican dishes, which have gained popularity world-wide.

Mexican cuisine is complex with Corn, Chilli Pepper, Chipotle, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Oregano, Cinnamon, Cloves, Anise,  Cheese, Epazote/ Mexican tea (used to flavour beans) and Cocoa (used to flavour meat) being some of the basic spices that makes the cuisine more bold than spicy.  

Let us try to use these different flavours to come up with some interesting Mexican recipes for this month and to participate in the event. 

The event rules are as follows-

1. The event runs for the period of February 1 to February 28, 2013.
2. The theme for this month is Mexican Cuisine. Your dishes can vary from starter, main dish, side dish, soup, dessert or any other recipes, sweet or savoury, anything as long as it is strictly part of Mexican Cuisine, with their ingredients & spices. No modifications, fusions or alterations are accepted. (Recipes which do not follow this rule will not qualify for the event).
3. Bloggers and Non bloggers can participate. Bloggers can link their recipes using the linky tool. Bloggers who find it difficult or find some problem with the link & Non-bloggers can send in their recipes to lovetoexp(at)gmail(dot)com with the following details-

Your Name -
Recipe Name -
Recipe Details -
Pic of the Dish -  

5. Both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian recipes are accepted.
6. Send in any number of entries. You can link in two old or archived posts; not required to re-post it - just add the link & logo.
7. Usage of logo is appreciated for all entries as it would help spread the word.

There are 4 awards which will presented to the eligible participants - Participation Award to all, Best Non-veg Recipe Award (based on the authenticity, health effectiveness & presentation), Best Veg Recipe Award (based on the authenticity, health effectiveness & presentation) & Top Contributor Award.

So folks, put on your Mexican hats, think tight, do right and link in your recipes before February 28, 2013.
Best Wishes to All and Happy Mexing !!!

Use the link tool below to link your recipes to this event (activated from Feb 2, 2013).


  1. Happy hosting dear,Wishing you good luck & Thanx for hosting too..:)

  2. already line up for the event. can't wait for feb.

  3. Happy Hosting! Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines. Will link a few of my recipes for sure.

  4. Happy hosting dear,Chance to try to mexican cuisine.

  5. Happy hosting dear, happy to follow you...

  6. happy hosting dear:)will send the entries soon:)

  7. Happy Posting.Love mexican food , would love to send an entry .can i tweak a little, tiny winy .

  8. thanks for the reply. will definitely send my entry , i love mexican foods.Happy Hosting.

  9. Just linked my entry.
    Visit my space in your free time.
    Am new follower. If you follow back, i will be so happy.

  10. Just like Mexican food, Mexican cuisine encompasses various subjects. Among these are Mexican desserts, Mexican restaurants, Mexican drinks, and for specific ingredients and preparations, Mexican food recipes. This section will outline the details involved with Mexican cuisine, a bit about its history and how it has spread across the globe, the various cooking utensils used in its preparation, typical ingredients, and tips for Mexican cooking hopefuls so that they can learn to perfect their craft.

  11. I just linked my Mexican recipes..

  12. Hi Jannet ..
    Nwe to your blog, Glad to follow you !!
    Nice event dear, Happy Hosting !!
    Will send you my entries soon.
    Today's Recipe
    Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing

  13. linked into the event... :) glad to participate...

  14. Linked a recipe now. Happy Hosting :)

  15. Happy Hosting, Just linked my first recipe..

  16. Nice event, have linked my entry. Happy Hosting!

  17. Sent an entry through email.Hope you received it...
    Thanks for hosting.

  18. Happy hosting, I linked my entry Pomegranate Ginger Margarita to your event.

  19. Hi,

    Glad to participate in your contest.

    I have linked 2 entries:
    Avocado milkshake

    Thank you for hosting. Good luck!

    -Nithya Govind-

  20. Great information about what to use food flavours with different type of food.

  21. Very nice article on recipe...informative post..