Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad from Fox Kitchen
Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad from This Fox Kitchen as seen in the FBC Food Photography Group on Flickr

FBC2015 Updates

If you've missed out on the latest FBC2015 updates we've got a recap for you:

Double and Single Occupancy Passes are Sold Out! That's right, passes with accommodation have sold out! There are still some Conference Only Passes left so don't feel you have to miss out if you still want to come! There are still some very reasonable Air BnB options available as well as a few nearby hotels with space.  We also still have day passes valid for either Saturday or Sunday as well if you're local to Montreal.  Or, you can always join the double occupancy waiting list if you really want to take your chances on getting a room at the Westin!  You can find tickets here!

Sponsorship is Full! We are very excited to announce our final sponsors, The Entertainer Wine and Montreal Tourism at the Gold Level, Delta Faucets and House Foods at the Bronze level, and Food Network Canada and Penguin Random House at the Contributing Level.  You can meet all our generous sponsors on our FBC2015 Sponsorhip Page.

We've also announced our final speaker lineup and as well as our full schedule, including evening entertainment from Devour The Food Film Fest and Cirque Eloize, and we have two amazing contests to announce that are only open to conference attendees! So join us in Montreal next month!

Taste Canada - The Food Writing Awards

A big congratulations to Christelle Tanielian and Allison Day on their wins at the Taste Canada Awards last week.  Both of these very talented FBC Members won the inaugural Best Food Blog Post Award - Christelle in the French category and Allison in the English category.  And a second congratulations to Christelle for also winning the Best General Cookbook in the French Category for her first cookbook, Ensemble.  A very well deserved win for both of these ladies.

Their winning entries:

Allison Day of Yummy Beet: Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Hazelnut, Orange and Saffron

Christelle Tanielian of Christelle is Flabbergasting:  Pizza 3 Minutes: saucisses italiennes, épinards, tomates cerises, cœurs d'artichauts et mozzarella

Thank you to Taste Canada for including FBC in the movement to bring this award to fruition and recognize the importance and calibre of writing in the food blog genre in Canada.  We hope to see even more FBC Members on the Taste Canada shortlists next year!

Food Writing Opportunity

Hello Creative Family  is looking for a food writer to join their dynamic contributor team. If you want to inspire parents to get creative in the kitchen and are looking to grow and promote your own website to a new audience check out this opportunity. More information and application here.

YYC Pizza Week is Back and For a Good Cause!

Supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, YYC Pizza Week returns to Calgary offering up pizza lovers all kinds of delicious and unique pizza pie creations. From Friday, September 25 – Sunday, October 4 the public can visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town, buy a pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels. The public is asked to try a pie and vote for their favourites in each category to see which pies come out on top when the week is done.

RELATED:  FBC Weekly News for November 4th, 2013

Last year in its debut year, YYC Pizza Week, along with 45 restaurants, donated close to $10,000 to Calgary Meals on Wheels. This year, a bigger and stronger team, they have recruited four Food Bloggers of Canada members in Calgary to help put on this event. They are Heather from Heather Eats,  Lisa from Lemon Lime Lisa Blog, Merry from Merry Around Town, and Wanda from Bakersbeans.

Find more information about YYC Pizza Week here.

New Members

After some time off while we travelled east for the Taste Canada Awards, we've processed all our outstanding membership applications.  Wish a warm welcome to our newest batch of Canadian food bloggers.  We're glad to have you join us!

The FBC Food Lovers Newsletter

If you love food then you might just want to subscribe to our new newsletter: The FBC Food Lovers Newsletter.  Twice a month we'll be featuring great posts from FBC members, some of our favourite food instagram accounts, great recipe finds on pinterest, some of the food highlights on FBC over the last few weeks,  as well as occasional delicious offers from some of our partners. You don't have to be an FBC Member to join - you just have to love food!  All you have to do is click here to subscribe!

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, Ethan & Melissa

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