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The Weekly FBC News For Dec 18th, 2012

Finnish Pulla Bread

Finish Pulla from Mardi Michels in the FBC Flickr 366 Photo A Day Project

brought to you by Janes Family Foods

There’s a lot happening this week so let’s get to it…

New FBC2013 Speakers to be Announced

Join us on Thursday as we make our 3rd speaker announcement for FBC2013.  You won’t want to miss our speakers on freelancing, tech and working with restaurants!  More good reasons to buy a ticket this January!

New FBC2013 Sponsors

We are very pleased to announce Canadian Lentils as a gold level sponsor for FBC 2013.  We’ve had fun working with Lentils in the past and we’re excited to have them on board for the conference!

Winner of Canada’s Favourite Recipes

We’re happy to announce the winner of Canada’s Favourite Recipes from Whitecap Books as drawn by random.org.  Big congrats to Jo Ann Hennigar from My Macaroni Pie!  Jo Ann, keep an eye on your inbox for an email on how we can get your prize to you!  Thanks to everyone who entered… and if you didn’t win this time you can always enter to…

Win a Copy of Smitten Kitchen (MEMBERS ONLY)

Thanks to the kind folks at Appetite by Random House Canada, we have two copies of  The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perleman, to give away to 2 lucky FBC members!  Check out all the details to find out how to enter (you must log in as this is a members’ only post).  The contest ends Sunday December 23rd at 11:59pm PST and winner announced in the News on Monday December 24th. The winner will be chosen using random.org.

Take the Natrel Egg Nog Challenge these Holidays!

Nina Roy really really doesn’t like Egg Nog. Your challenge is to convince her to love it in any form. Natrel has handed all their social media over to Nina for the month of December and they need your help. Share your holiday pics, recipes, and spirit to fill her heart with festive cheer, and you may just be able to change her mind. Check out all the details in this members only post.

The FBC Restaurant Roundup

Join us on Wednesday as we publish our second FBC Great Canadian Restaurant Roundup.  Our intrepid crew of restaurant bloggers across the country are going to tell you where you can get the best hot chocolate no matter whereabouts you might be doing your caroling, holiday shopping, light stringing and tree trimming!

New Members

A big welcome to all our new members this week.  Be sure to stop by and check out some of these great Canadian food blogs!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Fridays at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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