Last week, we asked you for your best fruit recipe. A big congratulations to the overall challenge winner: Felicia Lee for her piece on battling nightmares of soggy fruit tarts before later enrolling in cooking school where she learned to make the perfect one. We also had four category winners: Linda Shiue in the Chutney category for her post on Trinidadian mango chutney; Juliet Waters in the Salad category for her piece on green mango salad; Nicki Woodard in the Frozen Treats category for her story about cocunut popsicles; and Lisa Kuebler in the Condiment category for her musings on peach salsa. Read Francis Lam's complete wrap-up of this challenge winners and runners-up here.
This week, we're mixing it up a bit (literally): We're looking for your best rum recipes. We're talking cocktails, punches, or even rum-based dishes. For this special challenge, Francis will be enlisting his good friend and brilliant food historian Jessica Harris to help guest-judge the contest. Winners will also receive a free copy of Dr. Harris' latest book, "Rum Drinks" -- a great collection of delicious rum cocktail recipes interwoven with the tale of how the liquor influenced the cultures and history of the Caribbean.
Be sure to tag your posts: SKC Rum Drinks!
Please note that by participating, you're giving Salon permission to re-post your entry if it's chosen as a winner, and acknowledging that all words and images in your post are your own, unless explicitly stated. Adaptations of existing recipes are fine, but please let us know where the original comes from. And if you'd like to participate but not have your post considered for republication on Salon, please note it in the post itself. Finally, if you would like your piece, should it win the contest, to be cross-posted on Salon under your real name, please include your real name. In other cases, your story will be republished under your OS pseudonym.