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Story & Recipe Guidelines
We welcome your stories with recipes!
My Food Beginnings Stories
We are looking for heart-warming, spirit-kindling or laughter-inducing true stories centered on food. The stories are personal narratives written in the first-person. They are written in a way that pulls readers to the scene using the five senses. By showing rather than telling, readers experience your story with you.
My Food Beginnings stories begin with a hook, followed by a middle and finishes with a punch in no more than 1,350 words. Keep in mind that we aim to make Filipino dishes memorable by attaching unforgettable stories – stories that really happened to you.
Possible topic ideas: (but don’t limit yourself to these – we’re sure you can think of many others that are centered on food):
If you'd like to read a sample My Food Beginnings story, sign-up on the right-hand side of the page. You will receive the sample for free.
My Food Beginnings Recipes
Your piece should include a recipe you developed inspired by the Filipino dish in your story. Your fresh spin of the dish should meet the following:
If your work is selected, we will ask you for a mouth-watering photo of the final dish.
Your Filipino dish recipes can be one of the following types of food :
I. Title (simple, descriptive and inviting)
III. Yield and preparation time
IV. Ingredients list