Posts Tagged ‘BlogHer’

BlogHer '09 Foodie Dinner

July 31, 2009

I can’t believe a week has already past since the food blogger meetup at BlogHer ’09.  It was so inspiring I have been blogging, twittering and reading blogs nonstop since then.  It was so exciting to meet all the rock star food bloggers and as you can see from the expression on Rodger’s face, the food wasn’t bad either.  : )  That’s taramosalata (or taramasalata) that he’s enjoying at the Greek Islands restaurant.  This kid has good taste, let me tell you.  My favorite dish of the night was the baklava for dessert.  By far the best baklava I’ve ever had. 

I had one goal for my first BlogHer and that was to get connected with the food blogging community.  It is so much more interesting to me to read other blogs when I’ve met the people behind the page.  Then you can imagine the words in their own voices and envision them cooking up these treats in their kitchens.  This dinner accomplished this goal single handedly.  The seminars and networking events were just icing on the cake.

How does one find out about these events?  I’m not exactly sure, but I just happen to be lucky enough to be sitting next to Elise from Simply Recipes while getting a hand massage in the expo hall and she told me about it and introduced me to Lydia of Perfect Pantry, who was organizing the event with Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.  Lydia and Kalyn put together lovely bags with spices for us too. 

I put pretty much everyone I met in my blogroll, which was mostly empty before, so check that out to visit some super blogs.  I was most excited to meet Hetal and Anuja of Show me the Curry – two other ladies that, like Malissa and I, have an online cooking show.  Only they do numerous episodes every week.  I’m in total awe.  I was very lucky to sit next to Krista of Londonelicious who really knows her stuff and walked us through all the dishes.  Did you know dolmades aren’t normally vegetarian?  To think the number of times I ate them when I was.  Oops. 

I put the photos up on my SmugMug account, so you can go there to view and download them if you like.  I promise they’re not all of Rodger.  Please let me know if you have any problems with it.  This is the first time I’ve used SmugMug to share pics.  Click here for the gallery Click here for the Flash slideshow.

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Building Blocks Show in Food Blog Search

July 30, 2009

Have you heard of Food Blog Search?  It’s a search engine just for scratch cooking recipes and food inspiration.   And now Building Blocks Show is included in the over two thousand searchable blogs!

The site uses Google Custom Search Engine technology and every blog is approved by the superstar team of Elise Bauer, Kalyn Denny, and Alanna Kellogg to make sure all included blogs are truly foodie.  I recently had the honor of meeting Elise and Kalyn at BlogHer and it was great to be around women with such passion for food and blogging (more on BlogHer later).