Off to Nashville for Food Blog Forum

I’m so excited to be heading to Nashville this Friday to attend and speak at Food Blog Forum. Nashville is one of my favorite cities, and what better place to host a hugely talented bunch of food experts, bloggers and brands. I am honored and thrilled to be speaking with Kelly Senyei, from Gourmet Live and Just a Taste, on a “Recipe Writing & Development” panel. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know her over the last few months, and we have some great information to share. I am also speaking on an “Experts” Round Table on “Working with TV and Media”. I think this conference will be so much fun! Join us if you can.

So who else is going to be there? OMG, where do I start? Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Todd Porter and Diane Cu of White on Rice Couple, Amanda Bottoms from Kevin and Amanda, Jenny Flake of Picky Palate, Beth Sachan of Eat.Drink.Smile, Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil, Tami Hardeman of Running with Tweezers and so many of my fabulous new (and not so new) blogger friends which I can’t wait to meet and see. Have a great weekend everyone!

Food Blog Conference With A Cause & Discount: Food Blog South

I am so excited to be a speaker at such a great event coming up on January 22, 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama: FoodBlogSouth. If you’re looking to be a better food blogger and be proud that you can tell the world where to find the best shrimp & grits, join in. With names such as Kim Severson, Lisa Ekus, Virginia Willis, Christy Jordan and more, this is a conference not to be missed.

This idea was Shaun Chavis’ brainchild.  Shaun Chavis is the Associate Editor at Health Magazine. She manages “The Birmingham Foodie Book Club” and wanted the club to do something to contribute to the community. Somehow that turned into a blogging conference to benefit the Desert Island Supply Company, the new non-profit writing center that started earlier this year in Woodlawn, AL. This is a place where volunteers teach after-school writing and blogging workshops to 4th and 5th graders. Shaun said, “I really think FoodBlogSouth has the potential to do other good things too… I think it’s cool to bring Southern food bloggers together to network, learn from each other, and talk about the things that are unique to Southern food bloggers. For example, Southern food is a big trend now. People are looking to us for comfort food, and there’s a revival of classic American flavors.”

To get $20 off your registration fee use the code: FBSingredients when you register, a special Ingredients, Inc. discount.

Here’s a look at some of the topics that will be discussed in this great event:

Chitlins and Boiled Peanuts in New York City?

Why Southern Food is Trendy Across the USA

Southern Seafood After the 2010 Oil Disaster Blogging for beginners

Developing recipes

Food photography


Blog to Book: Becoming a published author

Food writing

Growing an audience and making money blogging

Mom& Blogging for small food businesses and restaurants

Reviewing restaurants