Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jihva - Wedding Feasts

Dear foodies,

I mentioned the soon approaching wedding celebration in the last few posts, but April is host to another celebration of sorts around here - Jihva arrives at Akshayapaatram :) Last year when Indira opened up the hosting for '09-'10, I eagerly sent her an email hoping to host it real soon. But in the two days that it took me to communicate with her, the slots filled up at lightening speed. Indira emailed saying April 2010 was the only one left and if it would work for me. I was not going to turn down the wonderful offer but I had also never planned for anything so far into the future, ever. I had no clue what awaited me a year ahead and committed to take it up with a little uncertainty in mind. Exactly a year later, holding true to that thought of mine, I'm getting married this month!

Food is a very integral part of our culture. Be it a small family gathering, one our many festivals or a wedding gala, they are all incomplete without food. We are a people that discuss dinner while having lunch, huge fights can spawn from a cup of bad coffee :D Every festival and event has a unique food preparation or menu style accompanying it. Some from habit and some passed down from years of family tradition. The food blogging community with its rich diversity in culture would be a perfect way for us to learn about all these various traditions. So Jihva will be celebrating Wedding Feasts this month! :)

Bring out your wedding finery and cook up a recipe fit for a wedding this month. I would also love to read about your wedding memories, be it your own or one dear to you. What makes up a wedding feast in your family, is there any specific dish that just has to be served and is there a specific order to serve them ? What is your favorite wedding treat ? Please do write about it and share with us your beautiful memories and experiences.
JFI - Wedding Feasts

Guidelines for participation:
  • Cook /share a recipe that forms part of a wedding feast. Memories, stories, folklore - anything related to weddings can also be included and will be greatly appreciated!
  • My request would be that all dishes sent to the event are vegetarian.
  • Post about it and link to this announcement page and to Indira's Jihva for Ingredients post. Feel free to use the logo for the event in your post if needed.
  • Send me an email at 'akshayapaatram dot gmail dot com 'with the subject line - "JFI - Wedding Feasts"
  • Within the email, include:
    Blog name:
    Blog URL:
    Recipe Name:
    Post URL:
    Your name:
    Photo of the dish (any size)
  • The deadline for the event is April 30th, 2010.
  • Non-blogger entries are equally welcome, just send me an email and I will post your recipes on the blog prior to the round-up.
Please come and join in! There is no restriction on the number of entries, more the merrier! If you think you already have something in your blog that relates to this theme, re-post it on your blog, or link to it in a current post using the above guidelines. I might have a special gift in store for one lucky entry, will add in the details soon :)

Its going to be a huge celebration here, and I am eagerly looking forward to all your posts! If possible do share the event on your blogs to spread the word, thank you! :)

27 thoughts:

MyExperimentsWithFood said...

Excellent theme Priya. Hope I'll learn many traditional dishes with this event. Will try to send one. Wish you a happy wedding.

R said...

what a lovely theme! will definitely try to send in something.

Ann said...

Awesome, will sure try to contribute :)

notyet100 said...

lovely theme,..will sure send in something,..hppy hostin,.

Unknown said...

Nice theme Priya

Will surely participate.

Pavani said...

Great theme for Jihva.. Will definitely try to participate. Hope the wedding preparations are going in full swing now. Do let me know if you need any help with the event. Cheers..

Veggie Belly said...

a wonderful theme! at my own wedding, we were so busy with rituals etc, we actually didnt get to eat much of the food..damn!

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Eatomaniac :) said...

Hi Priya,

Such a lovely blog. The first recipe that comes to mind when I think of kalyanams is therattipal - the sweet with which the bride's mother welcomes the groom. I tried to link my post to your url: but I am not sure if I did so succesfully!

I'd like to invite you to read my blog:

Good luck with the wedding :)

Madhavi said...

Excellent theme...very nice

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Priya, I've sent you the entries today..please confirm.

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

Hai priya i just my entries to your event.. pls check and do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

Mansi said...

hi Pria! sent you my entry last night..hope you got it:) look forward to the roundup!

Rachana said...

Hey Priya,
I sent in my entry an hour back. Hope you got it!


Priya said...

Hello all! I'm back from the wedding trip, all pumped up and tired at the same time :)
Thank you soo much for your lovely wishes and the delectable entries. I received all of them and will write to you individually soon. The round-up will be up this week. Thank you soo much for participating :-)

Anu Menon said...

Would love to get the wedding pics too Priyaaa

Anonymous said...

On Crap. missed it....Never even had the tme to see this event....WHat a lovely theme Priya....Am eagerly waiting for the roundup!!!



Sri Vidya said...

Hey priya!!! Cheers for the wedding!! Nice theme!!! I just missed it !! Will try to catch u up next time ya!! And i invite you to have a look at my site

Hearty congrats for the wedded life !!!!

turmericnspice said...

lovely event...will try and be a part of it!!

Rachana said...

Hi Priya,
I sent my entry for this event few weeks back. Where can I find the roundup?


Sukhdeepak said...

Very Excellent theme.Wish you a happy wedding

chaitrali pathak said...

congrats on ur wedding.....I had sent an entry in this event a few weeks back...wher can i see the round up?

Jay said...


First time in your blog. Congrats on your wedding. Do visit my blog. I would like to participate in your event.

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