It is such a huge honor to announce our very first winner for the NEW Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling!
A round of applause for Arva from I Live in a Frying Pan :-)
The tagline for Arva’s blog is …sizzling up hole-in-the-wall ethnic eats of old Dubai. Arva is from Dubai but she lived in the United States for awhile. During her time in the US, she developed an appreciation for food that she hadn’t quite experienced before. She is back in Dubai now and rediscovering food from many different places. From her blog, she says … After 9 years away from home, I’ve finally taken the leap to come back to Dubai – with not just an awareness, but a genuine appreciation and passion for what I’d taken for granted as a child. Mom, I’m back to reclaim my seat at your dinner table, and to rediscover this city with its ever-expanding menu of international flavors.
If you’ve never visited her blog then you are truly missing out. When I reviewed her site, I noticed immediately that Arva is a gifted storyteller and artist. She frequently doodles images to go with her blog posts and they’re stunning. Check out the blog post from her acceptance of the Food Story nomination … It’s amazing!
It’s not just me that’s sold on Arva’s talents … See what the other judges had to say about Arva’s blog …
Kim – Treats and Trinkets
Great photos and doodles that added well to each post, and a really funny, engaging writing style.
Uru – Go Bake Yourself
I love the way she writes, it is like reading a story in its own right. She mixes her own experiences with some wonderful blogging topics which I adored!
Jen – Juanita’s Cocina
I quite enjoy Arva’s self-deprecating humor. Her creativity in each post and her ability to turn even a simple restaurant review into an adventure is amazing! Every post is dipping with cultured and traveled humor and knowledge. And I want to eat everything she’s serving!
Jennie – The Messy Baker
Arva from I Live in a Frying Pan has a way with words. She may not consider herself worthy of a storytelling award, but believe me, she totally deserves storytelling props. I found myself cracking up as I read through her posts, and her comics are hilarious and super cute. Congratulations for winning the Food Stories Award, Arva!
Heidi – Young Grasshopper
When I read a blog, I hope for heart, soul & a belly laugh. Thank you Arva for delivering on all fronts <3
So what does Arva get for being the May Winner?
Each Food Story Award Winner will be receiving a fabulous badge for their website that only winners will be able to display, as well as, a special giveaway package shipped directly to them from our Food Stories Judging Panel. It’s just our way of saying Thank You for sharing your Food Stories with us.
Who nominated Arva?