Saturday, July 17, 2010

Iftar Moments Hijri 1431: Event Announcement





Dear Food Bloggers,


Its now official!  Taste of Pearl City hosts the first event titled - Iftar Moments Hijri 1431.  I am immensely pleased to host the first event and the timing could not have been any more better - for it is in the context of Ramadhan, the blessed month for Muslims world over.


Ramadhan is the month, where muslims fast from dawn to dusk without food or water. This fast is obligatory on all adult muslims - men & women - unless exempted. Hijri is the Islamic calender which starts commemorating  the year when Prophet Muhammed(SAW) immigrated from Mecca to Medina with his companions.  Iftar is the event where muslims break the fast at the end of the fasting day at dusk.
 Normally we break the fast with few dates, juice, porridge but after that we have a meal which will be based on different ethnicity. So this meal can include rice, pasta, bread, noodles, roti's , curries etc.
To finish off the meal we also used to have some sweet or dessert.
 So this event is about the whole evening, your recipes can be from starter to dessert anything vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can send as many entries as possible. Since the criteria of this event is very simple almost all the recipes which you post will  be suitable for this event.
My initial idea was to provide a series of recipes of my own, but I thought it will be fantastic to make it as an event that can attract a multinational flavour and make it more beneficial to everyone.
If you still have any doubt regarding this event , please feel free to leave a comment or mail me.
Hope everybody will help me make this event a successful one.


Criteria for entry:
1.  Any dish - starter, soups, dips, sweets, desserts, main course, beverages, etc.
2.  Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian dishes are invited.
3.  Few Vegan, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nuts Free recipes are also invited - so some who are allergic can also find it interesting.
4.  I would appreciate if you could promote this event by placing the event logo in your post.
5.  Please link back to this announcement page.
6.  Recipes should not use pork (and its derivatives), animal gelatine or alcohol  (including wine, beer, etc).
7.  More than one entries - welcome!
8. Archived recipes are also welcome but please repost it again with the logo and linking back to this announcement page.
9.  When ready (from now until 10 Aug 2010), please email the following details at ayeesha.riaz@googlemail.com
a.  Name
b.  Blog Name and Url
c.  Recipe Name and Url
d.  Category of your dish
e.  Categories related to #3 - please specify separately.
f.  Picture of the dish reduced to 250 pixels width.
10. Non- bloggers are also welcome for this event. Just mail me your recipe and picture of your dish reduced to 250 pix width at ayeesha.riaz@googlemail.com
Giveaway:
Since this is my first event and the event is regarding Iftar, i don't want to leave the event without giveaway. So one lucky winner will be randomly selected  to win the gift.
Giveway is open to both bloggers and non bloggers from any part of the world.
Don't Miss it!   


I am counting on your enthusiastic participation and support for this event!!


Best Regards
Umm Mymoonah @ Taste of Pearl City

40 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wonderful umm.count me in....

Subhashini said...

Great Idea

An Open Book said...

nice...will try n send in somethin

Mina Joshi said...

Great idea. I will certainly Post something soon for your event.

Reshmi Ahmed said...

Assalamu alaikkum Ayeesha,

Mabruk on your very first event !!!!! wonderful theme and very apt for the most awaited Ramadhan...hoping and waiting for new recipes for iftar....inshallah shall send my entries too :)

Satya said...

happy hosting dear ...yesterday only i posted one recipes in my blog ...can i send it to u??

veena krishnakumar said...

thats wonderful, will send in my entry

Aruna Manikandan said...

My best wishes on ur first event dear.....
Count me in :-)

Nithu Bala said...

Good luck for your first event Umm:-) will definitely send you the entries:-)

aipi said...

Count me too... will surely send something.. nice event. Happy Hosting !!

Sushma Mallya said...

nice event...happy hosting..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Ayeesha, congrats on your very first event. I will surely participate. One question though, weren't you saying other day that the dish should be one of the ones used during iftar? But, in your criteria here, you haven't mentioned that, so is that no more the criteria?

Krishnaveni said...

congrats on your first event Happy hosting Ayesha,

Torviewtoronto said...

Congrats
Will send some entries
Salaams

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

bful event..count me in...all the very best and wish u a succesful event..just a query are any entires allowed or just related to rammdan r in..let me knw...

~ Lopa said...

Nice initiative :o)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for this great response, expecting your yummy recipes.
Dear Sanyukta, Thank you for your support and kind words, any entries are allowed, i have given a detailed explanation to your mail.

Lav said...

wow wonderful event umm...i am in too :)

Fajeeda said...

congrats mymoonah for ur forst event.........i'll b participating.......hope u'll like my dishes...........

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

nice idea..happy hosting dear!!will send my entry in...

Raina said...

Sounds like fun:)

Priya said...

Happy hosting dear, congrats on ur first event..i'll try to send mine soon..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Congrats on your first event. a very apt theme. will surely send mt entries

Yasmeen said...

Lovely event Ummi,will try to participate Inshallah :D

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words, looking forward to your delicious entries:-)

Mona said...

AsSalaamAlaiKum Mymoonah, thats a lovely event. I am also hosting a similar event on my blog too.
Does Pearl city in any way refers to Hyderabad, India? If not, which city is it that you mean?
Inshallah will keep dropping by.

asiya omar said...

thanks umm for inviting me to the great event.surely i will send ramadan special recipe.pleasure is mine.

girlichef said...

Wow, Umm! This is so exciting...your own event! Honestly, I'm not too familiar w/ the dishes that would be served at Ramadan, but I'd love to do some research and find out so that I can participate. Do you have any recommendations of a recipe I should try first? I love learning about cultures and traditions different from the ones I'm used to, so I'll enjoy browsing through all the entries for your event!

Varada said...

Hey this is cool. I am in.

All the best for your first event, dear.

~Varada

Jay said...

This is a lovely theme...your presentation is fascinating.
Am sending in my entries here soon. Happy blogging dear.

Peanutts said...

great idea! will post some recipes for your event soon.

Jaleela Kamal said...

salam umm

thank you for coming in my blog
now i am in out of town.
when i come back suely i will join your event

regards

jaleela

Shabs.. said...

Hi there....came here thru faji's blog....and absolutely loved it...iam following u dear...i will try to send something for the event...

Oc said...

giv me some time to make my entry...following u here

Nithu Bala said...

Umm, Have sent some entries now..

Kiran said...

Dear Umm,

All the best for your first event.Will definitely send in my entries.Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice words.Following you.

Sweet and Savory said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about this. I am not sure what kind of a dish, you want here. For the cherry event, I am on safe ground. Could you send me to a site where I could get more information. I would love to participate.

I can't put the badge on Comfy Cook because it is Word Press and I have difficulty putting many badges there without the HMTL.

I can put these on My Sweet and Savory and will do that right now.

If you can give me some advice or if one of your readers could, I would love to participate.

If you have not been on my other blog, please stop by and if you have a non meat recipe, please link it here.
http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/08/pan-roasted-root-vegetables-ina-garten.html

Foodie Ann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog....
I will definitely post something for the event...Thanks for the invite....:)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi Umm, will surely send in my entries soon.

You can share ur events in my Events blog www.sarafoodevents.blogspot.com
and follow to participate in other food events.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Just dropped in my entry...

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