These martini glasses from Nutmeg Disrupted shouted the beginning of the holiday season to us. Come see more in the FBC Flickr a Group (and add your photo to the group for a chance to have it appear in the news!)

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We've got a ton this week folks.  So grab a coffee or tea and catch up!

Eat In Eat Out Holiday Issue Out

Have you had a chance to take a peek at the new Eat In Eat Out Holiday Issue yet?  You should! Some great Canadian bloggers are featured and... the winners of the Christmas in July Cookie Contest are announced.  Congrats to all the FBC winners!

Hosting Opportunity For a New Food TV Series

Larissa Mair Casting & Associates is currently casting a host for a new television series about food to film in Toronto.  They're seeking an amusing and entertaining individual with a passion for food who can carry this series and attract audiences.  If you think you're right for this, please visit the site for more information on how to submit your details.  The deadline for submission is Thursday November 21st!

Win A Copy of Alice Eats

Alice in Wonderland like you've never seen it before!  Whether you love to cook or not, this whimsical version of the classic tale is sure to charm you or the small people in your life.  Hop on over to our post on Alice Eats and leave a comment to enter to win a copy of this enchanting book.

Win a Copy of Pies

Who doesn't love pie?  And the new Pies cookbook by Josée Fiset & Dominique Boué of Boulangerie Première Moisson, looks great! Which is why Gwen at Devour and Conquer wanted to let you all know that she is giving away a copy of this new Canadian cookbook on her blog.  The book looks beautiful so stop her site on by to enter to win a copy.

The Canadian Food Experience Project - Challenge Six

Challenge Six in the ongoing and pretty amazing Canadian Food Experience Project is now up over at A Canadian Foodie.  This month's challenge focused on Canadian Harvest Across the Regions and what an amazing response Valerie continues to get with this project that celebrates Canadian food.  Kudos to all of the bloggers who are participating with their stories.

We're excited to have Valerie writing for us this week.  Be sure to join to stop by on Wednesday for her piece on the importance of "story" in our food writing.

Share Your Bars & Squares Recipes

As we gear up for the holidays we're getting ready to build some epic seasonal Pinterest boards with your best posts.  Our seasonal boards have done really well, getting lots of repins and traffic so we're starting early so you can all get some traction.  Check the site every Thursday for Pin It Thursday and feel free to share your recipe or entertaining ideas for a repin.

RELATED:  Weekly News for August 20th

Last week's board was Squares and Bars.  Be sure to drop us a link in the comments with your best picks from your blog.  (For those wondering, this is the same Pin It Thursday we have been doing on Facebook up until now - we're moving it over to the site to give others the opportunity to participate!)

Sneak Peek of What's Coming This Week

We've got lots happening between now and the end of the year and this week is just the beginning.

  • Tuesday - Our first Grey Cup Roundup
  • Wednesday - There's a Story in My Soup - the importance of story in food writing - a new piece from Valerie Lugonja
  • Thursday - Pin It Thursday.  Get your hot drink recipes ready (or your favourite spots to stop for a hot drink!)
  • Friday - our Featured Member blog
  • Saturday - we'll be announcing all the details for our Holiday Roundup and how you can participate!

New Members

A big welcome to all our new members this week - we cracked the 1200 member mark and we keep growing!  Thanks to all of you for making this such a fun community.

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 Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.

As always,

Melissa and Ethan

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