Beer brined BBQ Chicken
Beer brined bbq chicken from Friday Is Cake Night as seen in the FBC Flickr Food Photography Group

We took a week off from the news last week while we undertook a whirlwind planes, trains and automobiles (and buses) tour of Ontario and Quebec (that's still happening!).  It's been great to see some of our members on our travels and sample some great food along the way.  We're excited to see what's in store for us this week as we wrap up with more time in Ontario before heading back to Vancouver late in the week.  Check out our Instagram feed to see a sampling of our travels!

A Twitter Party: Get Chopping With Chicago Cutlery

Time to get chopping (and tweeting!) with FBC2014 Gold Sponsor, Chicago Cutlery this Wednesday  (August 27th)! We're co-hosting a twitter party with World Kitchen, the parent company of Chicago Cutlery and many other great kitchen brands you know and love.

There will be prizes, all kinds of knife and knife skills tips and a lot of fun.  But to be eligible to win a prize you must RSVP and tweet at least once during the twitter party.  For all the details  and to RSVP, check out our Get Chopping With Chicago Cutlery Twitter Party Page.

Members Only Opportunity: Hancock Gourmet Lobster

We have a new Members Only Opp available to 12 interested FBC Members.  This is a sample and product review opportunity to try out Hancock Gourmet Lobster products - you can choose between their award winning Lobster Mac & Cheese or their Lobster Pot Pies (the Lobster Mac & Cheese beat Bobby Flay in an episode of Throwdown so you know it's going to be good!  For all the details view the Hancock Gourmet Lobster post (you must be logged in as a member to view the post).

Start From Scratch Fall Intake Open (Saskatoon & Calgary)

FBC Members Dan Clapson and Vincci Tsui are back with their very popular Start From Scratch program, aimed at getting new university students cooking for themselves... from scratch!  If you are, or know of, a new university student in Calgary or Saskatoon who could use a little help avoiding boxed dinners and takeout, this is the class for them!  You can find out more on the Start From Scratch website.

RELATED:  Weekly FBC News for March 25, 2013

The EatInEatOut 3rd Annual Cookie Contest - Members Only

Got the perfect Christmas cookie in your repertoire?  This is your last week to get your submissions into the EatInEatOut 3rd Annual Christmas in July Cookie contest.  The winning cookies will be featured in the EatInEatOut 12 Days of Cookies ebook as well as being featured in the holiday issue of EatInEatOut Magazine and taking home a Hamilton Beach stand mixer and Silpat® Cookie Non-Stick Baking Mat.  You can find all the details on how to enter here.

New Members

We’re very happy to welcome a whole new batch of Canadian food bloggers to the FBC family this week – welcome aboard everyone!

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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