Write a poem, win a pan

What is art?

Jimmy, the boyfriend of Robin at Caviar and Codfish, a really good food blog, has it figured out.  He has a competition going:  post your own poem about food in the comments and win an exotic piece of cookware.

By posting your own food poem in the comments section (any length, any form) you might just win yourself a ScanPan! You can also submit an unusual but successful egg recipe — quiche, frittata, scramble, whatever (not all cooks fancy themselves poets, after all, and everyone should have a shot). Robin and I will choose our favorite poems and recipes, aiming for a total of five entries (though we might include more if it’s close); then — because poems and recipes are in many ways subjective and because we’ll surely know some of the contestants — we’ll use the random number generator to pick the winner.

So that’s the secret of choosing good poetry–it’s totally random.

My favorite poem so far (written by  “Jeremy”)  is:

Herbs cook quickly in a wok.
It’s not only Chinese — how fast
Thyme fries.

…although someone has posted the witches’ chant from Macbeth.  All I can say is “Cheaters don’t win, and winners don’t cheat”.

The deadline is midnight Tuesday, so now you’ve got something productive to do during Monday’s holiday and Tuesday’s  inauguration.

UPDATE:  Comments at Caviar and Codfish are now closed, but I’ll be watching with great interest for the winning poem.

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3 Responses to “Write a poem, win a pan”

  1. jamessal Says:

    Hey Nijma,

    Thanks for the plugging C&C!

    As for the random number generator, I stand by my decision. I like “Jeremy’s” poem, too. Also Hat’s. But since they’re both friends, I don’t feel comfortable just straight-out awarding either of them the two-hundred dollar prize of a contest that others’ have taken efforts to enter.

    So that’s the secret of choosing good poetry–it’s totally random.

    No, it isn’t. There are twenty-nine entries so far; tomorrow we’ll choose our top five, and there won’t be anything random about the way we do it. The number generator just keeps us from having the final word BECAUSE: “poems and recipes are in many ways subjective and because we’ll surely know some of the contestants.”

  2. Jeremy Says:

    Two hundred dollars? Wow, I’d no idea. I should have entered anonymously.

  3. ibtisam Says:

    i want to be me
    just me
    i need to be free
    happiness is all i need


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