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Magic happens in different ways. Often times it happens in special life moments that are un-expected, yet full of meaning. Or magic can be a random act of kindness, like a hug or a kiss. Last week magic happened for us at Food Blog Forum in the form of friendship and community at the most likely place on Earth— at Disney World!
Seriously, the hugest thank you goes out to all the wonderful folks at Disney » Read the full story →
We’re back from a fabulous week in Florida from a visit with our friend Jaden from Steamy Kitchen. We helped her during her cookbook shoot and after eating half the recipes in the book, we’re ten pounds heavier. That’s what happens during a cookbook shoot where the food is real. It’s a tough job, taste testing, but we’re always up for the challenge! Jaden’s cooking is so bright, fresh and flavorful, her new cookbook is sure to be a staple on your cookbook shelf.
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We’re excited to announce the next Food Blog Forum conference in Orlando, Walt Disney World! Jaden & Scott from Steamy Kitchen, Dawn from Dawn Viola , Julie from The Little Kitchen and us are thrilled to be organizing another event to bring everyone together for a weekend of learning, sharing and inspiration.
A full day of presentations and smaller, intimate round tables are planned on the packed agenda. Also included are some meals, pre-parties and after parties.
A huge thank you goes out to Walt » Read the full story →
Pizza is one of those foods that makes all adults and kids happy. But homemade pizza is one that can not only warm the home, but get everyone excited to start creating custom “pies”.
Last month we traveled to Minneapolis to shoot the promo video for Jeff Hertberg and Zoe Francois’s new book, Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five minutes a Day. Both Jeff and Zoe have best selling books out already that you might already have. If you don’t already have these books, then » Read the full story →
We’re so proud of our amazing friend, Matt Wright of Wright Food. Not only is he a wonderful dad, husband, cook, blogger and charcuterie meister, Matt is a wonderful food photographer as well. His generosity and hard work are further obvious in his latest project for Japan’s devastating earthquake aid.
Matt has been working for months on a food photography manual, detailing is workflow, set-up, tips and tricks to his beautiful food photography.
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Food Blogger Camp is back folks and we’ll be learning the basics of food blogging on sun filled, cocktail laden beaches again.
Last years Food Blogger Camp 2010 in Ixtapa Mexico was a success with a wonderful gathering of food bloggers from around the world.
Back by popular demand, Food Blogger Camp is returning once again and this time, we’ll all be learning on the sandy white beaches of Riviera Maya at Grand Velas Riveria Mexico. It’s a vacation workshop!
We’re excited to be presenting» Read the full story →
Todd & Cristina Ferrare previewing the cookbook images
We’ve worked with some lovely people during our photography career, but yet have we been able to meet anyone so sincerely generous and kind as Cristina Ferrare. And better yet, Cristina’s new cooking show,A Big Bowl of Love, will debut in January on the Oprah Winfrey Network!
All her success, both past and present, are well deserved. No wonder Oprah Winfrey loves Cristina so much and we adore her immensely.
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Tired. Hoarse in voice. Cheeks worn out from 100′s of smile lifts. It’s time to start putting on airs of supreme stoicism just to avoid smiling so much. And a To-Do list which has doubled in size with nary a cross-off. In case you’ve missed the million re-caps, vents, and conference must-do/don’t posts, the BlogHer Food Conference just transpired this last weekend and we were one of the grains of sand participating.
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Fall Festis here and it’s a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were Spinach and Apples. For this week, it’s all about Fall Salads.
Join and share yourblog write ups. Just post your link or recipe or idea in the comments below this post, and also share on the blogs of the other participants who are co-hosting as well.» Read the full story →
Thank you to Pam, Maggy and Sharon Anderson of Three Many Cooks for sharing with us a copy of Pam’s amazing new Perfect One-Dish Dinners cookbook. We recently spent two days with them to produce and film the cookbook promo video for Perfect One-Dish Dinners. They swallowed us up into their loving, fun household and it was a joy to grab the cameras, capture their laughter, and to share meals and time with them. When we first sat down and talked the them, and Pam » Read the full story →
Scott Hair of Steamy Kitchen kicks off the seminar
Food Blog Forum Atlanta seminar was a hit and a wonderful event where new friendships were made. Thank you to the beautiful city of Atlanta, Jaden Steamy Kitchen and Gwen Bunky Cooks for organizing and to all the attendees for making this event a huge success.
A huge shout out goes to the stellar panel of speakers as well. Thank you to John Kessler of Atlanta Journal-Constitution, James Andrews and Lauren Thomas from Everywhere , Cookbook » Read the full story →
Summer Fest is in full swing and the theme for this week is corn, lovely sweet corn. To participate, read more about Summer Fest on Away To Garden from Margaret then come join the community! Catch up on last week’s theme on the bounty of Cukes N Zukes.
As a kid, I wasn’t particularly picky, but I had my likes and dislikes. We were lucky to grow up in a farming valley and during summertime there were the little farm stands filled with amazing freshly » Read the full story →
Summer Festis back for its 3rd year! And we’re happy to be participating again thanks to Margaret Roach and Deb Puchalla, the creators of Summer Fest.
This great annual cross-blog event celebrates the peak harvest season where we all share recipes or growing tips for all our harvest fresh ingredients and produce. Everyone is encouraged to participate by sharing a recipe or tip each Wednesday’s specific theme the the event ends.
Summer fest is a community celebration of shared cooking and gardening tips. All you » Read the full story →
Feasting your eyes on this amazing buttermilk pancake syrup just isn’t enough. You have to taste it to believe that it really is the best buttermilk syrup recipe around. We were completely won over after the first bite and once we licked the plate clean of the clingy decadence, we were convinced that it really is a rock-star buttermilk syrup recipe. Breakfast will never be the same!
Thanks to Thermador for inviting us out to their showroom in Scottsdale, AZ, we were able to feast » Read the full story →
Bravo and big thank you to our friend Jen Yu of Use Real Butter for being the creator and organizer of this 2-day Food and Light Photography Workshop!
Jen, an accomplished mountaineer, tele skier, scientist and photographer wanted to hold a food photography workshop in her hometown of gorgeous Boulder, Colorado. Jen is and has always been a mentor and friend to anyone who needed advice for food photography, technical talk and gear recommendations. She’s an inspiration to photographers everywhere and her » Read the full story →
Thank you to everyone who have joined the Food Blog Forum community in the past two weeks! It’s been a huge success and all the conversations on the forums have been fantastic. So much information is being shared, it’s hard to figure out where to start!
There’s only a few days left to enter the awesome camera giveaway. To enter, become a member and participate in the forums. That’s it. The winner will be announced at our Food Blog Forum Seminar in Los Angeles on Saturday, » Read the full story →
We’re proud to be hosting a writing workshop led by Amy Scattergood, a seasoned food editor and writer! Food blogs are exploding on the internet and there are many bloggers who want to be able to hone in on their food writing skills. This small, intimate workshop is the perfect class to learn the tools of the trade & expand on the creative and technical side of food writing. The location is in a photography studio in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles that’s » Read the full story →
I’m guilty and fessing up to the fact that I often drown my salads in dressing. Simple, crisp and fresh salads are my favorite ways to eat greens, sans all the complicated toppings. The extra toppings often get in the way of my favorite greens. But to contradict myself in a bowl of lettuce, I’ll often plunge the delicate leaves in a bath of oil and vinegar, suffocating my salad in excess dressing. Bad me, bad.
Key ingredients to healthy & flavorful dressing: non-fat yogurt, » Read the full story →
Food bloggers are a force to be reckoned with in more ways than we could have ever imagined. In just two years of writing, photographing and sharing our lives with all of you from around the world, the impact of all your friendship, support and community has been one of the things we hold closest to our hearts.
For many of us, the driving force behind our stamina and enthusiasm for blogging comes from the powerful community we are a part of. The topic of » Read the full story →
Banana flowers & fruit
As David Lebovitz put it, ” Yesterday was the best day of my life. Okay, it was the best day of the year ” and we agree with him 100%. Here at the Club Med Food Blogger Camp in Ixtapa, Mexico it has been a tremendous 7 day experience of valuable blogging workshops and of course, not to mention all the sun, beach and cocktails. Not bad for a day of learning. If school was always this great, we’d be 2 Ph.D’s » Read the full story →