FBC Weekly News for February 10th, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day with a little help from Flavourtown Adventures and Vancouver's Chez Christophe, as seen in the FBC Flickr Group

We missed the weekly news last week with the launch of our new website (and thank you to everyone who sent us notes and messages full of compliments AND to those of who helped us test out some membership directory bugs!).   We're still working on getting our directory up to speed but if you don't see your name, you can speed up the process by logging in and updating your profile!

Writing Opportunities at The Kitchn

Probably every single one of you is familiar with the Kitchn website.  And if you've always wanted to be a contributor, now is your chance.  They're hiring for freelance writers in a several food, drink and recipe development categories.  The main criteria are, you must be an accurate, thoughtful and confident writer with excellent photography skills and a good digital camera and photo editing software.  You can stop by the Kitchn for all the details and how to apply.  The deadline for applications is February 14th.

Treat Donations for Heart & Stroke Foundation Event

FBC Member Robyn MacDonald of Planet Byn (www.planetbyn.com) is looking for help with packaged treats for a fundraiser in support of Heart & Stroke Foundation called "Get Your Heart On". If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and are willing to donate two dozen treats (cookies, squares, etc.) packaged in clear cellophane bags for Thursday, February 27th, please contact her at [email protected]. (For more details on the event, and to buy tickets, visit www.thosegirls.org).

Spinning Plates Giveaway

Spinning Plates Documentary Giveaway

You'll want to stop by the site tomorrow when we not only have a new Restaurant Roundup but, we'll also be running a giveaway where you can win one of two BluRay copies of the Spinning Plates documentary that touched the hearts of Torontonians during it's theatrical run last year.  Directed by Joseph Levy (The Ultimate Recipe Showdown), the film features three extraordinary restaurants and the inspiring people who bring them to life.  The documentary brings together inspiration and reality to show the world what happens when we cook together - and we know all of you can appreciate that!  So stop by tomorrow for more details on how to win!

RELATED:  The FBC Weekly News for January 27th 2014

Dessert By Candy Launches Chinese Homestyle Dishes

Candy Wong from Dessert by Candy has released her first self-published cookbook, Chinese Homestyle DishesChinese Homestyle Dishes is a collection of family favourite Chinese recipes. The recipes are designed for North American kitchens and contain Chinese terms for key ingredients to make shopping easier. Cooking authentic Chinese dishes at home does not need to be an exotic experience and Candy will show you how! Get a sneak peek here or go directly to the shop to order your copy!

New Members

During the move over to our new membership system we missed a few new members.  So we're sorry if we missed your name but... welcome aboard - we're happy to have all of you and all of this week's members join us!

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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One Comment

Marlene Cornelis

I’m liking the new design — still finding my way around, but that’s making me more aware of some of the material that’s been there all along. Great job!

I’ve just updated my membership profile, but it’s still not displaying. I’m guessing it will show up in the next little while, but thought I’d let you know in case you’re still hunting down any bugs.

Cheers, Marlene

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