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Food Blog Forum Nashville Wrapup (and a GIVEAWAY!)

What started as a seed of an idea early last spring, grew into something more than we could have ever imagined. Months of planning culminated this weekend in a whirlwind of a day filled with fabulous friends, food, knowledge, and connections. It was an immense success and well worth the effort that it took to plan it.

Food Blog Forum, Nashville 2011

The fun began on Friday night with “A Taste of Tennessee” hosted by the Nashville Farmers’ Market. A dozen local vendors sampled their wares, from Loveless Cafe and their out of this world fried chicken and biscuits, to Perl Catering, who made what just might be the most delicious bite of spaghetti squash I’ve ever eaten. Olive & Sinclair brought a sneak peek of their newest products, buttermilk white chocolate and smoked brittle (omg). Corsair Artisan distillery offered a lovely blood orange and gin cocktail. I’m not a lemon-bar kind of girl but the lemon bars from O.Liv Body Bar made me happy from the inside out. Bathtub Gin’s preserves are always creative, and while I didn’t catch what exactly their little tomato jam-pastry bites were called, I may have eaten a few. Just a few. And cheese. Because I love me some cheese (and Kathleen at the Bloomy Rind never disappoints!). For dessert? Gotta get a Goo Goo Cluster (me? I love the peanut butter one best!)

While I’m not a beer drinker or a slaw-eater, the souvenir beer glasses that Yazoo had made just for us were, like totally awesome, and Mista Dale’s spicy slaw was something I can definitely get behind. I AM, however, a wine drinker (albeit a beginner), and found the blackberry wine from Grinder’s Switch quite delightful. Who says Tennessee isn’t wine country?

Annakate wrote a great wrapup, a mere hours after the party ended (I’m impressed!)

The market house is so pretty at night. Even more so when it’s full of good friends, both old and new.

Chef Demo by Arnold Myint

We were also treated to a chef demo by the always entertaining Arnold Myint. Assisted by the lovely Grishma, Arnold prepared some delicious dishes including lentil tacos and pumpkin soup. Um, yum?

Food Blog Forum, Nashville 2011

Saturday, bright and early. After a near epic disaster involving some coffee makers and non-functioning power outlets (lesson: don’t EVER get in the way of food bloggers and their coffee), the real event began.

Food Blog Forum, Nashville 2011

A packed house. 94 of us in all. The fact that each and every one of them went home with a door prize really says a lot about the generosity of our sponsors. I really felt like Oprah. You get a toaster! And you get a toaster! Everyone gets a toaster! (or KitchenAid, or cookware, or some other nifty kitchen gadget or gift). But enough about parties and prizes… we did some learning too.

Food Blog Forum Nashville - PR Panel

The lovely Amanda, Jaden, and Arianna talking candidly about PR and working with brands. It was wonderful to hear about PR from multiple perspectives, both bloggers AND brands, and the session offered some great insight into how we all can get the most out of working with each other.

Food Blog Forum Nashville - Recipe Development

Listening to Kelly and Alison, you’d think they had been working together for years. But in fact, they hadn’t met before this event. Such beautiful women with so much information to share.

Meanwhile, Jenny and Amanda were upstairs talking about Blogging Etiquette. You know those times when you wish you could be in two places at once? Yeah. This was definitely one of them.

By that point, the collective rumble of our stomachs was pretty darn loud. Luckily, there was deliciousness on wheels waiting for us outside at the Food Truck Court!

Nashville Food Truck Happy Eating

Happy Eating served up some fabulous japanese treats. The mongolian beef tacos were especially scrumptious. And the caramel pocky ice cream? Don’t get me started. It’s life changing.

Nashville Food Truck Riffs Fine Street Food

Always a favorite, Carlos and BJ of Riffs were there serving up their twist on Bahn Mi sandwiches and Shrimp & Grits. You know I love shrimp and grits. Jaden even called it the best grits she’s ever had! I have to agree.

Nashville Food Truck Yayo's OMG

And last but certainly not least, Yayo’s OMG! (stands for Original Mexican Gourmet, but the exclamation certainly fits the food as well.) Serving up mini pork and chicken taco bites and freshly fried tortilla chips with some sort of magic sauce. They were gone so quickly I’m surprised I had time to snap a picture. *crunch*

Nashville Food Truck Yayo's OMG

Back inside. Where the food coma could easily have gotten the best of us…

Food Blog Forum, Nashville 2011

Leave it to Todd & Diane to bring energy to a dark room right after lunch. I don’t think there was a droopy eye in the room. Their passion and creativity are incredibly contagious. It wasn’t hard to leave feeling energized and inspired.

The final session of the day was a unique one, which gave attendees the opportunity to speak more personally with our speakers and experts. From photography to recipe development, blog design (from yours truly!) to SEO and social media, the choice of topics was impressive.

Phew. Tired yet? Considering I had been up since 5:45am I should have been, but there was so much energy in the room that the exhaustion simply disappeared. I was running on excitement and adrenaline.

Good thing, too, because we weren’t done yet.

After Party at the Patterson House

The Saturday after-party took us to The Patterson House, one of Nashville’s coolest bars, even cooler now after so generously hosting this event for us. They really outdid themselves.

After Party at the Patterson House

Those, my friends, are fried goat cheese balls. I could have sat in a corner with a plate of these and been perfectly content. But I didn’t, because I was too busy further reinforcing the friendships that until now, had only existed on twitter. If I had to take just one thing from this event, that would be it. The people. The beautiful, inspiring, smart, sassy, creative, wonderful people.

After Party at the Patterson House

The lovely ladies of Food Blog Forum. From left: Beth, Leah, Jaden, some bum, and Diane.

This event did not happen on it’s own. It took many many hours to make everything come together as well as it did. I couldn’t have done it without my partners in crime, Beth and Leah. I don’t know if I’ve met anyone more organized than Beth. She was always one step ahead. And Leah? Let’s just say that we wouldn’t have had 2/3 of the prizes and swag that we did without her. Not to mention a place to put it all.

I also want to, once again, thank our sponsors for supporting this event.
OXO, Just a Pinch, Calphalon, Girard’s, Nashville Farmers’ Market, The Patterson House, Magazines.com, Chicago Metallic, Swissmar, Whole Foods Market, Farm Flavor, Kitchen Aid, Artisan Books, The Loveless Cafe, Lindsay Olives, Goo Goo Clusters, Amco Houseworks, Edgeware, Nashville Toffee Company, WestBend, Jarlsberg, Beanilla, Lifetime Brands, and Betsy’s Cheese Straws.

And finally, thank you to everyone who came. From those who traveled from afar, to those who just drove down the street. Your smiles and enthusiasm are what made it all worthwhile. I hope you went home with a new motivation, a bit of inspiration, and a whole lot of swag. :)

Enough with the sappy Oscar acceptance speech… I’ve got a surprise for you!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event, whether you had other commitments or it was just too far away, are probably feeling kind of bummed out right now. I know, I’ve been there. Seeing all the tweets and photos and posts about what a fabulous event it was, it’s easy to feel left out.

Would a super duper, stuffed to the brim, bag of swag make you feel any better?

I bet it would!

Since we ended the day with a few extra swag bags, we thought we’d give you the opportunity to win one for yourself! Not to brag or anything, but this just might be the best swag bag in the history of swag bags. Trust me.

And I’ve got two of them to give away.

Food Blog Forum Nashville Swag Bags

You know you want one.

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is a topic you’d like to see covered at a food blog conference?

Entries open through Friday, October 14 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winner the morning of Saturday, October 15th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from yours truly. Because of the sheer weight of this swag bag and the perishable nature of some of its contents, I am limiting this giveaway to US Residents ONLY.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I just entered to win an epic swag bag from @foodblogforum and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/mTAPrX
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!)

(Two extra entries not enough? Stay tuned to Beth and Leah’s blogs in the coming days, as they’ll be hosting their own swag-ulous giveways too!)

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 48 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. 101
    Jenna
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I would like to see some layer cake baking and making demos. From how to get the layers even and level to frosting it without the crumbs showing through.

    Reply

  2. 102
    Jenna
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I got my tweet on!

    Reply

  3. 103
    Sarah B.
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    How to can and how to get your own blog started!

    P.S. I liked you on Facebook!

    Reply

  4. 104
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    omg what a fabulous post! I appreciate all of your hard work and have to tell you Congrats on such as fabulous conference! I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to speak, and I enjoyed the entire conference so very much! Y’all had everything covered, and it was so well done! Thanks for including me in this post!

    Reply

  5. 105
    Ken G.
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I’d love to see blogs specifically tailored to working with children in the kitchen. Thanks!

    Reply

  6. 106
    Eunice
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome blog, I would love to see the topic of food waste covered whether it’s turning leftovers into a new dish, using every bit of every ingredient (as much as is edible, anyway) or any other ideas!

    Reply

  7. 107
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I’d like to see more tips on food photography. I really liked seeing the food blog conference tho. Looked like lots of fun.

    Reply

  8. 108
    Amanda Thompson
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I would like to learn more about recipe development.

    Reply

  9. 109
    Christopher Sorel
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    more blogging about getting healthy food to the the family for dads.

    Reply

  10. 110
    Christopher Sorel
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm
  11. 111
    Christopher Sorel
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    fan of you on facebook

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  12. 112
    Candy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I would have loved to have attended FBF Nashville just to meet all of my fave Nashville food bloggers! If I had a food blog, I would want to see more on ideas for meals for 2 and canning.

    Reply

  13. 113
    Candy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Follow you on Twitter and just tweeted!

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  14. 114
    JennyBC
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I would like to see more information about local, sustainable food sources being used but in a creative way that doesn’t make the blogger appear to have no interest in taste. I have a garden and I love to buy from local growers but I also like to cook. I admit, I don’t just eat to live…sometimes I like to live to eat a really well made meal that is seasonal and local but full of creativity and flavor. Great giveaway and what a great conference it looked like. Can’t wait til next year to come.

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  15. 115
    Candy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook too!

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  16. 116
    JennyBC
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Liked you on FB

    Reply

  17. 117
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I would like to hear about how people gracefully pick up the virtual pen after an absence! It happens to all of us, and I feel like I say the same thing, apologizing, and it’s silly! Good transitions make a blog feel so much more professional *sigh*
    And I like L&OO on Facebook already! :-)

    Reply

  18. 118
    Kathleen
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I need to build my knowledge of the tech side of things. SEO, tags, and a whole bunch of things I feel like I need to wrap my brain around to take advantage of the them. :)

    Reply

  19. 119
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I would love to hear about DIY backdrops for food photography!

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  20. 120
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Liked on Facebook!

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  21. 121
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Annnd tweeted!

    Reply

  22. 122
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I would be interested in a discussion on the ethics of posting recipes from copywrited sources.

    Reply

  23. 123
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I wanted to attend this so bad. I live in WY and it was just too far and during one of our busiest weeks of the year. By all accounts it was totally worthwhile, so great job!
    I would love to attend a conference and learn more about the topics that you covered plus a little more about the business of blogging and the steps to expand.

    Reply

  24. 124
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Um, I would love to just GO to a food blog conference, so any topic related to, you know, food blogging, would be great. But if I HAD to pick – I’m really interested in anything gluten free, and at the moment pretty intrigued by measuring in volume vs. weight.

    Reply

  25. 125
    Stefani
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’d like to hear more about easy make-ahead dinners or meals-on-the-go! My schedule for the next few months just got super busy, so I’m scrambling trying to think ahead about my meals. Trying to stay away from fast food :)

    Reply

  26. 126
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Also – Just friended you on Facebook! (Gluten Free Blondie)

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  27. 127
    Jan
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I would like more instruction on lighting for use with a point and shoot camera.

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  28. 128
    Jan
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I subscribe via email.

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  29. 129
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway & follow you on twitter @missnthekitchen

    Reply

  30. 130
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Following you on facebook.

    Reply

  31. 131
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Cooking cheaply, like on a college student budget how to take Ramen and make something better with it.

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  32. 132
    Nancy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    It would be interesting to see a class on food photography – the artistry of making food look fabulous. Love your blog!
    nancybny@gmail.com

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  33. 133
    Nancy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    already like you on FB!!

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  34. 134
    Nancy
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Tweeted too!!

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  35. 135
    Kate Roche
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’m a Facebook fan!

    I’d love a discussion on the pro’s and con’s of posting photos of every single little step in every single recipe posted on so many blogs. They take a lot of time to load (for those of us with a bit slower connections) and they do get so boring. On the other hand, they are helpful to the novice cook.

    Would love to win. Love your blog.

    Kate Roche

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  36. 136
    Stefani
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Tweeted :)

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  37. 137
    Stefani
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    & liked on facebook!

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  38. 138
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I love photography workshops and would also love to see a panel that just had bloggers & their unusual, but effective, cooking tips/how they learned what they know now about food.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Ellie

    Reply

  39. 139
    Kim
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    suggestions for cooking for those with health problems – allergies, etc

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  40. 140
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Nashville sounds like it was wonderful! I would love to attend a session about food photography composition.

    Reply

  41. 141
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I follow @loveandoliveoil on Twitter and just RTed I just entered to win an epic swag bag from @foodblogforum and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/mTAPrX!

    Reply

  42. 142
    Hilary
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I love to bake and have recently begun to try to find alternatives for butter, refined sugar, and the like. I would love for there to be a healthy baking food convention!

    Reply

  43. 143
    Marissa
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I would love to see a panel about how to start a successful food blog!

    Reply

  44. 144
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Sounds like an amazing event. I would like to learn about photography and food styling.

    Reply

  45. 145
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I follow on Facebook.

    Reply

  46. 146
    Deborah
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hmmm. How to get a blog started, food photography, and locavore ideas. Vegetarian, too, as I’m not much of a meat eater!

    Reply

  47. 147
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I would like to see a blog regarding the different oils to cook/bake with.
    I just made some pumpkin squash soup. I had to find sugar pumpkins and
    some winter/ butternut squash…
    and with the butter the recipe called for an oil that was neutrol oil. one that would not alter the taste of the dish.
    I would like to know the uses and differences of olive oil/ grape seed oil/ canola oil/ vegetable oils.
    And how to use them and when to use them.
    I love ‘Love and Olive Oil’ and all that you do.
    Thank you for bringing us all the wonderful recipes and the adventures that you go on. Not to mention the events that you are part of!!
    We love Love and Olive Oil.
    MLP

    Reply

  48. 148
    Deborah
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    And I like you on FB!

    Reply

  49. 149
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I would love to see Mac and Cheese glorified at a Food Forum!

    Reply

  50. 150
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I tweeted! I’m @Fettbot.

    Reply

  51. 151
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I would love some tips and examples on how to do a good recipe tutorial on a blog. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!

    Reply

  52. 152
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

    Reply

  53. 153
    Shanley
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    most definitely food photography. the gift that keeps on giving long after the food has disappeared down your gullet :)

    (also, already like L&OO on fb!)

    Reply

  54. 154
    jan
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I’d love to see the topic of how to start a food blog and the everyday how too’s of keeping the blog going-

    Reply

  55. 155
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Recipes for one would be great for a topic!

    Reply

  56. 156
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’d love to see someone talk about where to draw the line between posting a tweaked recipe and plagiarism. It’s a tricky road to walk!

    Reply

  57. 157
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I like you on facebook!

    Reply

  58. 158
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I’m looking forward to lots of photography workshops. My camera abilities are less abilities and more trials :)

    Reply

  59. 159
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted the contest :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/NOLAKitchenCats/status/123596541469528064

    Reply

  60. 160
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I’m a facebook stalker- I mean follower- already :)

    Reply

  61. 161
    Kelsey Gossett
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I would love to hear more about urban homesteading. Us city dwelling folks would love to hear how other people are exploring natural and sustainable options with limited green space!

    Reply

  62. 162
    Melody H.
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to see and hear more on how to involve and help kids and teens learn to eat healthy, blog about it, and gain real kitchen skills that will last them a lifetime! (I’ve also liked you on FB. Thanks to Lesley L. in Nashville!)

    Reply

  63. 163
    Patty Jensen
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Gosh, what a great question. I would love to know to start explaining/teaching young people to cook. Not necessarily children, but someone right out of college or newly married. This may not be something that can be covered, but maybe ideas/steps on how to start. Thanks!

    Reply

  64. 164
    Katie
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I think a great topic would be food photography.

    Reply

  65. 165
    Katie
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I am a fan on FB

    Reply

  66. 166
    Anne
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I would love to hear more about affordable delcious food, student priced food :)
    i’m a follower on facebook also. (by the way; i’m from norway, but if I win I would like you to send the bag to one of my friends in US)

    Reply

  67. 167
    Rachel
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I would love to see a food conference covering cocktails and cupcakes :)

    Reply

  68. 168
    Rachel
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I am a fan on facebook too!

    Reply

  69. 169
    Carla Pullum
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Like to see feeding teenager healthy!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. 170
    Posted On October 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    What I’d like to see at blogger forum would be something about stylizing and photographing food. Now following on twitter and fb:)

    Reply

  71. 171
    Belladatura
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I think photography tips and tricks would be great!

    Reply

  72. 172
    Maria
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I just liked you on FB

    Reply

  73. 173
    Maria
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 12:29 am

    And a good topic would be getting started/finding time.

    Reply

  74. 174
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I’d love to see healthy cooking…but without weird/expensive ingredients! Utilizing spices or upping the vegetables, etc.

    Reply

  75. 175
    Liz
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I’d love to hear topics on local foods and farmer markets. Of course, I already like you on FB :)

    Reply

  76. 176
    Lacy
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

    What do you recommend for people (like me) who don’t blog (or Tweet or Tumble or whatever) exclusively – or even primarily – about food but still want to share the occasional meal or recipe? Even I can only look at so many slightly blurry iPhone pictures of things that I’ve cooked or eaten, and I’m sure that everyone else kind of heaves a sigh of “Oh, look. She’s taking pictures of her food AGAIN” when they see those posts.

    Reply

  77. 177
    jenny
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 5:21 am

    serving family style, preserving and canning, photography

    Reply

  78. 178
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I would love to hear about low light photography (I use natural life and often have trouble creating the right lighting situations when taking pictures at night) at a Food Blog conference.

    I am already a fan on Facebook :)

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  79. 179
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I would love to attend a session on baking with whole grains and little sugar. this conference looked wonderful! congrats!

    Reply

  80. 180
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 6:29 am

    i ‘like’ you on FB

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  81. 181
    Carolyn Williams
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I would love to attend a discussion on cooking for one. Also, I’d be interested to learn more about composting and what to do with leftovers.

    Reply

  82. 182
    Jade
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I would like to know more about the blog to cookbook process (I’m pretty sure that is often covered at conferences, but I’ve never been to one!)

    Reply

  83. 183
    Jade
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I am also a fan on facebook

    Reply

  84. 184
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 7:28 am

    More about how to attract advertisers would be a good topic. Love the blog!!!!

    Reply

  85. 185
    Kasey K
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Looks like you had a FABULOUS time. I’m extremely jealous of the food you got to eat!

    I’d love to see a panel or someone talking about the genius involved with concocting some of the most amazing meals you’ve ever seen in blogs, things you’d never think about putting together that are just fantastic combinations and how folks stumbled upon them (original ideas, not people who found a recipe and tried it out themselves).

    Reply

  86. 186
    Jessica C.
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I would love to see more about easy to freeze meals for a family!

    Reply

  87. 187
    Heather
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I’d love to see more recipes that don’t require many ingredients… Too much shopping and prep intimidates me!

    Reply

  88. 188
    Jessica C.
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I like you on facebook!

    Reply

  89. 189
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I like start-to-finish demos — recipes, cooking demos, photography…. kind of a “day-in-the-life” demonstration.

    And I LOVE swag bags! Hope I win!

    Reply

  90. 190
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I like you on facebook!

    Reply

  91. 191
    tiffany
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I would want to see the topic of how to make the transition from blog to other social media like Facebook and twitter. Many of the blogs I see just post a repeat of the blog onto Facebook and it seems like more could be made of the opportunity to interact on Facebook.

    Reply

  92. 192
    Melissa
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I retweeted

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  93. 193
    Melissa
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It would be great to see cooking demos and it would be cool if each food blogger shared their favorite recipe and the collection could be put in a book for each guest to take home (or buy)

    Reply

  94. 194
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Sounds like it was a wonderful event! I would have loved to attend the session on PR and working with brands. If I am able to attend another food blog conference, I hope they have a similar session!

    Reply

  95. 195
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I’d love to see a seminar on the best way to take food pics in the winter!! I am working with super limited light!!

    Reply

  96. 196
    Shewanna
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I’d like to see how to be a good localvore in the city with a tiny kitchen but large appetites!

    Reply

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    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I am sad I could not go this year, next year though I definitely plan on it! As for what I would like to see at a foodblog forum, I would like to learn more about taking good pictures when you live in a tiny apartment and do not have a lot of space for a light box and rarely has sunlight to take pictures (since I work during the day). Basically how to take better pictures with minimal supplies and time.

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    Laura M.
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I am always intrigued by food photography. I also think tips on cooking for only a one or two person household would be great. And money-saving tips, as well. Thanks! I also liked you on facebook.

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    Kari
    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I like you on Facebook!

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    Posted On October 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.

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