I'm delighted to be hosting the Pasta Please food blogging challenge this month. Created by the lovely Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes, Pasta Please has only one purpose: to celebrate pasta in all its forms.
I love looking at all the foodie challenges each month, and whenever there's a slightly unusual theme, I find it a great excuse to push beyond my comfort zone and try something a bit different.
With that in mind...
Instead of picking a specific ingredient this month, I decided to go for a theme that's both very broad and (I hope) encouraging to wilder flights of the imagination:
We already know how versatile pasta is. (If you've never had chocolate pasta, go and make some. And then maybe count yourself lucky that I didn't pick 'dessert' as my theme.) As such, it feels like a blank canvas that's crying out to be fused with almost any cuisine.
So, step away from the classic Italian sauces.
Whether you go Asian or African, or just to a different region of Europe, go and find me something that isn't usually seen with pasta. (Vegetarian recipes only, please.)
To join in, simply post your recipe on your blog by 28th October, and link it up here. There are just a few simple rules:
- One entry per blog.
- Link back to Rachel Cotterill and Tinned Tomatoes.
- Use the Pasta Please logo (shown above) in your post.
- If you use twitter, tweet your post to @tinnedtoms and @rachelcotterill using #PastaPlease, and we will re-tweet all that we see.
- Link up by October 28th.
I'll post the round-up at the end of the month. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!