How to Join in…

April 8, 2009

So you want to be one of the 25 people who wants to take part in this crazy scheme?  Yay. We thought a wee bit over a nice dinner at Saltyard about how to do this, and came up with a Ning group, you can join it here. Please, join the event there, but ask any questions you might have here, ta.

And to start us off, here’s a question from my subconscious…

Q: What if you have more than 25 bloggers wanting to take part?
A: That’s a good question, I think it can go one of two ways… if we get dead on 50, we give each country out twice, or we team up. It’ll be a good way to meet new people, or you could team up with a friend. Obviously your safety is paramount so if you’re a young lady and don’t fancy wandering around London asking for azjerbijani speakeasies and want to team up anyway that’s fine too.

In my experience too much control over a project spoils the fun, so all the rules guidelines here are just that. The only real rule is to join in, really try and explore London’s food scene and enjoy it.

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One continent under a groove

March 27, 2009

But what about the food?

The premise of this project is simple. 25 food bloggers will try to eat the cuisine of all 25 finalists in 25 hours within the confindes of the M25!

Of course the idea of a ‘national cuisine’ is a bit fanciful, with most countries in Europe having many regional specialities. So to make it a little more interesting we’ll try and get as near as we can to the area each artist is from, just for extra kudos.

This project was dreamt up by food journalist Andrew Webb, who woke up one morning and thought it would be a bit of a wheeze. Also on board are top food bloggers, Cheese and biscuits, Helen Graves, and Eat Like a Girl. If you want to get involved email/twitter DM him.

It all kicks off on Friday 15th May, where this blog will act as a hub for the 25 bloggers (or teams of bloggers if we get more), they’ll also be a flickr group for images from each of the restaurants or eateries… stay tuned.