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Sunday, August 05, 2007

La Festa al Fresco 2007

La Festa al Fresco 2007

They say time flies and they are most certainly right! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost a year since my “blog sister” Ivonne and I hosted what turned out to be a hugely successful event: La Festa al Fresco 2006!

For those of you that flew in, walked in, ran in, sailed in, beamed in from elsewhere, you’ll recall that La Festa al Fresco was a resounding success with bloggers sending virtual dishes from all over the world.

For those of you that are new to the festa, La Festa al Fresco is the blog world’s biggest patio party.

The premise is very simple: prepare a dish using a fresh, seasonal ingredient, and then send it over. Oh and don’t forget to bring yourself as well.

You can prepare any dish you like. It can be an appetizer; a soup; a salad; a meat, fish or vegetarian dish; a dessert or even a beverage. The only rule is that it must feature a fresh, seasonal ingredient, preferably something that grows in your neck of the woods.

Once you’ve prepared your dish, please post about it on your blog and then let Ivonne ( and myself ( know. The deadline for the event is midnight on September 3, 2007. As we did last year, Ivonne and I will be splitting the round up, which we will post a few days after the deadline has passed.

So to recap, here are the particulars:

Prepare a dish of your choosing featuring a fresh, seasonal ingredient.

Post about it by midnight on September 3, 2007.

Send an e-mail to Lis and myself and include your name, blog name and blog address. Also include a link to your post and 100 x 100 pixel photo of your dish.

In Italian we say, “tutti a tavola” which means “everyone to the table”.

Ivonne and I are polishing the patio and tables as we speak. Tutti a tavola for La Festa al Fresco 2007!



Comments on "La Festa al Fresco 2007"


Blogger SabineM said ... (8/05/2007 8:28 PM) : 

FABULOUS idea. I might take you up on it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/06/2007 9:17 AM) : 

Conveniently, I have two drafts waiting to post already that fit this description.


Blogger Helene said ... (8/06/2007 1:14 PM) : 

Yeah!! I ahve bee waiting for it since last round up, ahahah!!


Blogger Lis said ... (8/06/2007 1:27 PM) : 

Sabinem - I hope you do!

Danielle - Party on!!

Helene - hehehe you crack me up. :D



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/06/2007 6:25 PM) : 

I am so glad that we're doing this again!


Blogger kellypea said ... (8/06/2007 8:08 PM) : 

Okay, Lis. My neck o' tha woodz. Beans? Bwahahahahahaha. Uh...Salad? Okay, so maybe not. We're doing a send off for my brother at the end of this month, so true to form, I'm in on the Festa and will come up with something swell. Chino Farms is only 20 minutes up the road...Woot! I've never been, so I'm going special for you.


Blogger Chris said ... (8/06/2007 9:48 PM) : 

All about the idea...thinking..thinging...smell the wood burning?


Blogger Kirsten said ... (8/07/2007 12:30 AM) : 

Oh yay! Must get busy (pondering what is actually growing locally here in this heat....hmmm, California is close enough, right? :))


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/08/2007 2:07 PM) : 

I wish they grew chocolate locally here ;)!


Blogger Belinda said ... (8/08/2007 6:53 PM) : 

I've never participated in a blogging event before, so La Festa sounds like lots of fun...I'm thinking about my potential contribution, and I've got some ideas brewing! I can't wait to see what everyone brings to the party. :-) Gosh, the blogging world sure has some amazing cooks and bakers!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8/09/2007 7:46 AM) : 

I just posted a bang in season frittata this morning, do you think you'd like a little taste of that?!


Blogger Kelly-Jane said ... (8/09/2007 10:47 AM) : 

I'll do my best to take part, sounds like a great event :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8/20/2007 12:06 AM) : 

What a great idea for an event!


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