I had the opportunity of attending Food Blogger Connect 2010 in London, June 5-7. I met an amazing group of food bloggers from all over the world. Amidst great people, great food and a great location, I had the opportunity to learn a lot from the presentations by:
Jaden Hair from Steamy Kitchen on Monetizing Your Blog
Jeanne Horak from Cook Sister! on Effective Recipe Writing, Copyright, and Plagiarism
Hilda Saffari from Saffron and Blueberry on Dissecting Your Camera
Niall Harbison from Simply Zesty on Marketing, Social Media, and Word of Mouth
Like Pam from Cooking Ninja, I also had an interesting interaction with the immigration officer at Heathrow Airport. He asked what brought me to London, and I said a Food Blogger’s Conference… “A what?” I proceeded to explain what a blog is. “Show me documentation of this Conference,” he asks. I show him the itinerary. His eyes go straight to Shooting Food Porn… “What is that?” he asks. I proceed to explain that food porn is just taking pictures of food that look so appetizing that you want to lick the screen. “Why would you want to attend this conference?” he asks… My quick answer: for a different type of vacation. “Ok,” he says and off I go…
The first order of business was a wine tasting
Socializing in the Garden at the Hempel Hotel
Julia Taking Pictures
There was delicious food for photographing (and eating!).
Tart Au Citron
Giulia of Jul’s Kitchen brought everyone a little jar containing her magical Italian ingredients, which she calls Tuscany in a Jar. I leave you with a simple recipe for roasted fingerling potatoes using her Tuscan concoction.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Tuscany in a Jar
1lb fingerling potatoes, washed clean
1 ½ teaspoons Tuscany in a Jar
1 tablespoon fruity olive oil
1 large clove of garlic
1. Place the potatoes in a small saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain.
2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
3. Bake at 425ºF for 20-25, or until golden brown. Squeeze the roasted lemon over the potatoes before serving.
The recipe for Tuscany in a Jar can be found here.
Serve with your favorite roasted meat recipe.
Watch the Food Blogger Connect Trailer here.
For more pictures and narratives of FBC10 please visit:
List of Everyone Who Took Part in FBC10
Julia H http://www.alwaysleaveroomfordessert.com
Julia P http://www.asliceofcherrypie.com