Inviting recipes for Father’s Day – Contest

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The urban dictionary defines the word “Father” as the guy who criticizes you for everything you do, and never admits that he is wrong. But whether you admit it or not, fathers’ are the best support. He was there during your first knee bruise, your first breakup and even to celebrate your graduation.  And, of course fathers are the ATMs (read, all-time money). It’s just a month left to celebrate a day for this awesome man. Father’s day is generally celebrated on the third Sunday of June in some countries and in other dates in the different parts of the world.

It would be interesting to know how Father’s Day came into practice and celebrated worldwide with an equal sincerity and respect as any other significant holidays. Here’s a short history on the holiday, and meaning of the different colors of roses to be worn that Day. You may even refer the page to others to share the information by clicking on the link given below.

About 4,000 years ago a young boy named Elmusu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life by carving a Father’s Day message on a card made out of clay. No one knows what happened to Elmesu or his father, but the tradition of having a special day honoring fathers has continued through the years in countries across the world.

The Countries, where the Catholic Church were of significant influence on the culture of the society, Father’s Day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day (March 19). However, a more secular celebration which is not associated with any religion is followed in recent times to highlight the increased diversity among people from all over the globe coexisting together in one place.

Father’s Day is celebrated popularly on 3rd Sunday in June in many parts of the world. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born as a token of love and gratitude that a daughter cherishes for her beloved father. Roses are the Father’s Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.

Just a month to go for Father’s Day and we at Cook Like a Bong are here to celebrate with you all. Send in your dad’s favorite recipes, your stories about your father, and any gift ideas for the day, or just send a photo of yours with your father – we’ll publish here on Father’s Day (19th June, 2011).

Blogger friends can write about it in your blog adding a link to this post, and we’ll be happy if you use this logo in your posts. Non-bloggers can send in your entries directly to us as a .doc file. The image size must be less than 80Kb.

Send in your entries to bengalicuisine[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line  “Father’s Day entry”. The last date for sending your entries is midnight 15th June PST. The best entry will win a surprise gift from Cook Like a Bong.

Mention your

  • Name:
  • Blog Name:
  • Type of entry: Recipe/Stories/Gift Ideas/Photos
  • Blog URL:
  • Post URL:
  • Attach the photo along with the mail.
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Non-veggie Recipe Event

Today when I logged on to my blog, one thing caught my eyes. The blog stats. It has just crossed the 4000 bar. In just 4 months and 23 days my blog has crossed 4000 hits. It felt real good that people like my posts. Thanks to all my blog visitors. o I thought of celebrating this event with all of you. There were many ideas in mind, but I stuck to this one. Myself being a non-vegetarian I thought of hosting an event to celebrate these 4000 hits of my blog.

My blog reaching 4000, you can say that’s just a mere alibi to host this event. All I wanted was to share more and more with those people whom I have never but they share the same love for cooking like me. So lets joins hand in hand, not really , rather lets join mail through mail and celebrate our love for our kitchen and everything in there.

The rules to participate are simple, alike all other events hosted by the other blogs. All you need to do is send me the recipe of any non-vegetarian dish; it can be fish, egg, chicken, mutton, pork, ham, or any kind of animal meat of your choice. Along with the dish also send photo(s) of the preparation. When you post it on your pblog please get the link to this event along with the event photo.

Thanks to Google search, I got this image from and then did a little bit of photo shop editing.

Send in to with the subject “Non-veggie Recipe“, add along the following details:

Your name:

Your blog’s name:

Your blog’s URL:

The post name:

The post URL:

The photo of the preparation:

There is no limit on number of entries per blogger. If you dont have a blog and you wish to participate please email me your Name, Recipe and Picture and I will include your entry in the roundup.

If you want to add some old recipes posted on your blog, then please repost it with a tag to this event , also with the event photo ,and send me the link to the post.

Those of you who doesn’t have a blog can just send in their own recipe to the afore mentioned mail id.

Send in to the give mail id by the 15th of September 2008. You can send me any post that you had previously posted in you blog, with a link to the republished one.

Looking forward to all the wonderful entries , happy cooking and happy eating.

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