Home made stuffed crust pizza from hot for food as seen as in the FBC flickr food photography group.

Summer is in full swing and we've got lots on the go to tell you about so let's get to it!

The New Messy Baker Cookbook

Messy Baker Cookbook

Congratulations to Charmian Christie, whose very first cookbook in print, The Messy Baker, is now available for pre-order from Amazon.ca and Chapters Indigo! You can pre-order your copy to ship in late August.  If you read Charmian's blog regularly, you know this is going to be a must add to your cookbook collection.  And, we'll be hosting a giveaway of Charmian's new book closer to publication!

New FBC Column Debuts Tomorrow!

We're excited to announce a new FBC Column debuting tomorrow.  The Allergen Friendly Remix is a new column by regular FBC contributor, Sondi Bruner.  Sondi is a Vancouver based holistic nutritionist and will be writing a monthly column for FBC where she'll take a basic, popular recipe and show you how to adjust it to fit different dietary requirements and still be delicious and satisfying.

So whether you're gluten-free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan or cooking for somebody who is, she'll help you navigate those waters.  First up... a summer favourite - Ice Cream! She'll also be tackling other summer staples like burgers and potato salad.  A must read for sure!  You can check out some of Sondi's other posts for FBC like 8 Tips to Reignite Your Passion For Food Blogging and How To Stay Healthy as a Food Blogger.

***FBC Exclusive - EatInEatOut 3rd Annual Christmas in July Cookie Contest

Eat In Eat Out Christmas in July Cookie Contest

We're excited to welcome back our friends at EatInEatOut Magazine with their annual exclusive FBC Member Opportunity.  It's easy - bake a cookie, post it on your blog and enter to win.  Prizes include 1 of 7 Bakers Prize Packs (including a Hamilton Beach stand mixer and a Silpat Baking Mat!), your cookies featured in the Holiday issue of EatInEatOut Magazine and,  your cookie will be featured in the 12 Days of Cookies eBook for 2014!  More details on how to enter can be found here.

Other Members Only Opps

Rio Mare Tuna - Extended to Ottawa

The Rio Mare Tuna sampling offer that was originally only open to Quebec has now been extended to Ottawa bloggers as well.  If you would like to participate, make sure you are signed in and check out the Rio Mare sampling offer.

Around The Canadian Table

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the Around the Canadian Table ticket giveaway in celebration of Food Day Canada.  This looks like a wonderful event for those of you in Ontario!

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McCormick Online Cook-off Challenge - FBC Member Opp

Enter to win a McCormick's spice rack and be eligible to win the $2000 grand prize in the McCormick Online Cookoff Challenge! Participating bloggers will receive the full collection of the new McCormick's Filipino spice mixes to sample! (a $40 value).  For more details check out the McCormick's Members Only Offer.

Masterchef Canada Open Casting Call - Season 2

CTV's Masterchef Canada is hosting an upcoming open casting call on July 12 and 13 in Toronto at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel (225 Front St W).  Casting starts at 7am on both days and is open to all home cook hopefuls who would like to audition for Season 2 of CTV’s hit culinary competition MASTERCHEF CANADA. All applicants must bring a homemade dish to the audition, which will be tested by professional tasters. More information about the open call can be found here on Bell Media's PR site.  Further FAQs about the tasting can be found at CTV.

Incredible Edibles Festival

“If you eat, you’re in”, is the catch phrase of this inaugural not for profit event being held in scenic downtown Campbellford, ON, on the Trent Canal. The focus of the Festival to increase public awareness of what’s available in the area as well as sustainability of our local farms. Over 40 vendors will be set up to sell a varied selection of foods obtained and/or made locally. Bison meatballs, cheese galore, goat cheese chocolate truffles are just a few of the items awaiting you.  A fun day for the whole family and a wonderful way to enjoy the Trent Hills area. Festival date is Saturday, July 12th, from 10am-4pm. FREE ADMISSION! Check out their Facebook page for all the updates!

New Members

A big welcome to all the new Canadian food bloggers who joined FBC this week - we're  very happy to welcome you aboard!

New Business Members

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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