October Writing Contest

At Mama’s Kitchen Table”

Do you have a story or a memory about your mother’s kitchen table? I am hosting a writing contest during the month of October for the best essay with the theme “At Mama’s Kitchen Table.” Each essay submitted will be posted under the “Read the Essays” link for all visitors to view! On November 1st, I’ll open up voting to everyone who visits my website to vote for their favorite essay (voting will be open until midnight, November 7th). The two writers who receive the most votes will receive, as a prize, a terrific book about cooking, family, and kitchens. Look below for information about the books!

Read and Vote!

Read the essays >>

Vote for your favorite essay! >>


The first-place winner will be able to choose one of the following books! The second-place winner will choose from the remaining three options.

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table by Molly Wisenberg

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose

In My Mother’s Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family: With Contributions by Ruth Reichl, M.F.K Fisher, Maya Angelou, Julie Sahni, Joyce White, and Nigel Slater

My Mother’s Southern Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences by James Villas