FBC Weekly News for July 13, 2015 | Food Bloggers of Canada
Classic Banana Bread from Melissa at Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach as seen in the FBC Food Photography Group on Flickr

We have lots of interesting FBC Member news this week, including awards, two kickstarter projects, and an on-line conference!

The Culinary Nutrition On Line 2015 Conference

FBC Weekly News for July 13, 2015 | Food Bloggers of Canada


Check out the Academy of Culinary Nutrition’s  one day, free, 100% online event- on July 15th (this Wednesday).

Meghan Telpner, who will be speaking at FBC2015,  has brought  together some of the top Culinary Nutrition rockstars for this all day conference.  There are loads of live online components, a virtual swag bag, conference meal plan and free recipe book and some amazing culinary nutrition experts!

This event is not to be missed! Register for FREE here

The Hedonistic Hops Kickstarter Project

Hedonistic Hops
Marie Porter from Celebration Generation has started a Kickstarter for what will be her fifth cookbook - and it's the first of its kind!

Hedonistic Hops is all about using fresh and dried hops as a seasoning in both sweet and savoury foods and beverages.  Even those who are not fans of beer will love the unique flavours that various types of hops can bring to their plate - floral, earthy, peppery, citrusy. Cooking with hops is a great way to expand your seasoning horizon!

The Loka Snacks Kickstarter Project

Ayngelina Brogan and Chef Dave Mottershall from Bacon is Magic have launched the Loka Snacks Kickstarter project to create a permanent home  for Chef Mottershall's successful Toronto pop-up restaurant, Loka Snacks.  The restaurant's concept is driven by Canadian ingredients, a zero waste philosophy and a lot of passion.  As of writing this, they had surpassed 60% of their goal, only 4 days in and they have received a stream of public support, most notably from Chef Michael Smith, Chef Antonio Park and Chef Lynn Crawford who did a fun group instagram photo encouraging people to support the project!  We know how hard these two have worked to make the pop-up a success... almost entirely through social media and word of mouth.

Good luck to them and to Marie Porter from Celebration Generation!

Sweeten Your Summer With Molasses Recipe Contest

Sweeten Your Summer with Crosby's Molasses

If you haven't already entered, there's still a week left to get your recipe ideas in for the Crosby's Molasses "Sweeten Your Summer With Molasses" Recipe Contest.  This contest is only open to FBC Members: there are three categories with a prize of $150 in each category.  So get creative, check out the contest details and get your entries in by this coming Sunday!

Taste Canada Awards Shortlist

In case you missed it, Taste Canada - The Food Writing Awards announced their 2015 shortlist and, as to be expected with this year's inaugural Best Food Blog Post category, there are lots of FBC members that have been shortlisted.

RELATED:  The Weekly FBC News for April 14th, 2014

Congratulations to:

  • Christina Austin - Best Food Blog Post, English
  • Allison Day - Best Food Blog Post, English
  • Lynne Faubert - Best Food Blog Post, French
  • Michelle Peters-Jones - Best Food Blog Post, English
  • Jan Scott - General Cookbooks, English
  • Christelle Tanielian - Best Food Blog Post, French AND General Cookbooks, French
  • Julie Van Rosendaal - General Cookbooks, English

You can review the entire shortlist and all of the books and blogs that made it here.  And early bird tickets to the Awards Gala and Fundraiser, hosted by Vikram Vij and Ricardo are now available.

FBC Food Photography Group On Flickr

Are you a member of our FBC Food Photography group on Flickr?  That's where we source our images for the FBC Weekend Links and the FBC Weekly News.  If you'd like to see your photos featured on the site then be sure to share

New Members

A warm welcome to our newest batch of Canadian food bloggers.  We're glad to have you join us!

New Members

The New FBC Food Lovers Newsletter

If you love our weekend links 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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