Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies | Friday is Cake Night
Add some pink and sparkles to your day with Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies from Friday is Cake Night as seen in the FBC Flickr Food Photography group!

We've got lots going on this week - news here, a new Allergen Friendly Recipe Remix, a great articles coming your way on writing and recipe developing for special diets, more Restaurant Roundups, the ever popular and fun Pin It Thursday and, of course, our Friday featured blogger and Sunday Weekly Menu Plan!

Chefs For Oceans

Keep an eye out in your city this summer as Ned Bell, Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Yew Seafood + Bar, cycles across Canada on behalf of Chefs For Oceans to promote awareness of sustainable Canadian seafood.  The trip stops in every major Canadian city (and some smaller ones!) with lots of events happening along the way to celebrate sustainable seafood.

We're very proud to be a sponsor of Chefs For Oceans and Chef Bell's journey and we've been sending out FBC correspondents along the way to report back on everything that's happening.  You can check out some of the great events that have happened so far:

You can see when Chef Bell will be stopping in a city near you and we encourage you all to get out to an event if you can or just give him a wave and a cheer as he cycles through - it would make his day!

McCormick's Online Cookoff

McCormick's Online Cookoff wraps up this week and you have until 5pm ET on July 25th to create a tasty recipe with one of their new Filipino spice mixes.  Enter your recipe into the Online Cookoff and you could be eligible to win the $2000 Grand Prize!

Even if you don't plan to enter, some FBC Members have and we're sure they'd all appreciate it if you stopped by to give them a vote!

The #FBCigers Instagram Themes

Are you following us on Instagram yet?  We've been having lots of fun the last few weeks re-gramming members' photos as part of our #FBCigers themes.  Want to join in the fun? It's as easy as can be - check our feed throughout the week to see what our theme is, take a picture that fits, (or tag an old one from your feed) and hashtag it #FBCigers.  We try to re-gram as many as we can each week!

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.

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