Friday, May 07, 2010

Of Chalks and ChopSticks -- 2nd Edition

I am sure by now everyone worth his or her salt of blogging is aware of Aqua's event Of Chalks and Chopsticks. She started it with a great vision, yeah there are visionary people out there if you didn't know, and a lot of bloggers believed in her, in themselves, in kayanat (as SRK would say) and wrote beautiful stories around their food. If you don't believe me and think I am just spinning yarns go check.

After your verification and validation, come back and read the post. I am waiting, come on.

Now that you have read the tales and lore in the First Edition, get ready, tap your brain, day dream, lose your job while doing it and write your very own Food Fiction for "Of Chalks and Chopsticks -- 2nd Edition".

Yes, there is a 2nd Edition. And don't you roll your eyes, what is wrong with a 2nd Edition ?

So please, pretty please, write a food fiction, a story around the food you cook, and eat and serve. Even if you don't like cooking, wonly eating is your motto of life, there should be a story around that food, write that while you eat, and send it to me.

Usually writers and creative people are ummm very creative and do not like to be restrained or curbed or told to walk on the pavement and not bang on the middle of the road. So I am not sure if you would like the idea of a theme to framework your food fiction on. But Sunday being Mothers Day and all, I thought what if your fiction has to do with Mothers, not necessarily yours, it is fiction so any Mother would do, any Mother who is human and has offsprings and has dealt with human poop and joy would do, a female one would be better.

But this is not necessary, just a suggestion.Your fiction can be anything as long as there is food going with it.

If the concept interests and challenges you, this is what you need to do(following rules are set by Aqua, I am just copying):

1. Spin us a yarn - an original one. It could either be based on a real incident or could be something competely imaginary. Explore any genre: humour, romance, mystery, paranormal etc.

2. The story you write has to be related to the food you will cook or eat or discuss in that post.

3. There is no word limit on the story you write, but it has to be written in one single post.

4. Archived posts are accepted (though writing a new one for this event would be highly appreciated).

5. Posts written for this event CAN be shared with other events.

6. Link your post to this post and Aqua's post
This post:
Aqua's post:

Post your story and the recipe between now and June 9th and mail it to me at: sandeepa(dot)blog(at)gmail(dot)com

Include the following details in your mail:

1. Name and URL of your blog

2. Title and URL of your post

Eagerly looking forward to your entries for "Of Chalks and Chopsticks" brainchild of Aqua, co hosted by Sra and me and written by all of you.

Happy Mothers Day !!


  1. "... cook,eat and serve". Lol. Right, at least for me the eating part starts right with the cooking, serving comes later. :-)
    Lemme see what I can come up with this time ... want to try my hand at a proper fiction ... just matha ta kaaj korle hoye ... maach khete na peye buddhi gum hoye geche. :D

  2. Never heard of 'kayanat'- off to check it out now.

  3. hppy mothers day,,will think of somethin

  4. I had already planned a fiction for the second edition[I knew it was coming!] and incidentally it revolves around a mom.Am off to write it and will mail u ASAP :) happy hosting.

  5. Gosh Sandeepa, was thinking of a story which actually invovled my parents and met the 'mother's' criteria

  6. this is the nicest thing anyone has said of me in LONG time...thank you.

    Love the fact that there is a theme this time and it is a fantastic theme.

  7. missed it last time but will def think of something for you :)

  8. Sandeepa,
    This comes close on the heels of the lovely 1st edition!Will give it a try for sure...thanks for reading thru my story for the 1st edition and liking it:)Happy Mommy's Day with lots of love for BS and LS!
    Bhalo theko!

  9. Bong Mom, happy mothers' day.......

  10. This is intriguing, esp if I can 'recycle' since I haven't been able to post much new lately :)

    Happy Mother's Day S!

  11. Hey Sandeepa, what a fabulous ides this is! Can a regular blogger participate too? Or is it only for those who write a food blog??

  12. i had written a post for "of chalks and chopsticks" about a week back and the deadline was over, can the same post be included for the 2nd edition? but i also entered the recipe in srivalli's thanda mela! is that allowed?

  13. Can I write something up but link the recipe from my archive? Let me know. This looks challenging and fun.

  14. Yeah definitely, most welcome

  15. Hi Sandeepa, I've sent you an entry

  16. Just sent you something...Grandmother entry.Close to your theme perhaps.

  17. hey hv sent u an entry,,,,lovely event...

  18. I enjoy your blogs a lot and the receipes too. Where can I see the entries for the "Of Chalks and Chopsticks" 1st and 2nd edition.


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