“Around the world in 30 days” International ABC Cooking in Sep 2014 ~ Mega Marathon BM#44

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In April 2014, we did a mega marathon with Indian Food Odyssey, covering 30 Indian States. 
This September we will be embarking on a journey “Around the world in 30 days, with International ABC Cooking.
Yes, this time the Mega Marathon will be an ABC Cooking based on countries, and we have a choice of selecting whichever country starting with the alphabet to cook from. The surprise element here is, none of us reveal which country we are cooking until the posting day!
The list of countries can be referred from here, here and here. The only exception to this rule is for alphabet X and W. Since there is no country starting with X and very limited choice for W, we have decided to use a city, starting with letter X. However, the catch is, the country used can’t be used for the same letter. For example, if the X city is from China, then China cannot be used for the alphabet C.
This is the only clause, otherwise the dish can be a national dish, can be any course, be paired or single. The choice is all yours! Try to be as authentic or close to the original dish, as possible. Fusion or deviating from the original ingredients used, is accepted only based on dietary, unavailability etc.

Below is the logo created for the edition. I will be sending in the codes required once the signup is closed.

Logo Credit:
For those of you who are landing here for the first time, please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that’s gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to this page.
Just as the usual Marathon, this edition will also be by Sign ups.
And because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join us for the later editions.
Commenting on the week blogger’s post  all the participating blogger’s post is mandatory.
And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 
If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 20th July on your interest to join us for the month long Marathon.
FYI:  Requests to join after 20th July will not be accepted.
Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
  • Should display the Linky tool created for each country.
Theme for BM # 44 is International ABC Cooking.
We will be doing 26 alphabets with all Sundays in September 2014 being a holiday.
I have created a group for this mega marathon and if you are joining us, I will add you to the group.
Please understand the rules and decide to join before sending me an email.

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