Pastel Glazed Doughnuts from Coco Cake Land
These pretty glazed doughnuts from Coco Cake Land just screamed spring! We found them in our FBC Flickr Food Photography Group!

The May 2014 Weekly News is brought to you by Canadian Lentils

We've got lots to catch you up on for this last week of May so let's get on with the show!

FBC2014 - More Announcements!

We've got some major FBC2014 Annoucements happening today - three new speakers and one sponsor.  You won't want to miss them.  Check out our newest FBC2014 announcement here.  And you have until the end of this month to get your tickets at the Early Bird Price!

We're Throwing a Party - #FBCParty

Don't forget, we're throwing a twitter party this week - Thursday at 6pm PT/9pm ET! We have a lot of fun working with brands on their twitter parties so we thought it might be just as fun to throw our very own and invite all our members - or just anyone who loves food, drink and blogging!  We have great prizes up for grabs, including a grand prize of a new iPad, some special co-hosts and more.  Be sure to RSVP so you can join in and be eligible to win!

Have You Found Francois from Canadian Lentils?

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May is Lentil Month and that means you have until May 31st to find Mini-Chef Francois in the Lentil Hunter Webisodes with Chef Michael Smith and enter to win a trip to PEI this July to meet Chef Smith and attend the PEI Annual Village Feast Event.  You'll want to check out all the contest details first and you will not want to miss these wonderful Lentil Hunter webisodes shot in all over the world.  They'll make you want to sample some lentils and hop on a plane!

The FBC Facebook Forum Group

Have you joined our FBC Facebook Forum Group? This is a private group just for FBC Members to talk all things blogging and network with each other.  The discussions have been very helpful and we're all learning so much! If you're not already part of the group, stop by and request an invite.  Some of our topics this week have included:

  • setting up ad waterfalls
  • the ins and outs of running a giveaway on your blog
  • giving up copyright when working for publications
  • ad networks in Canada
  • stats packages
  • WordPress themes for food blogs
  • and lots more!
RELATED:  Weekly FBC News for April 1, 2013

Tasty Turkey Twitter Party - #tastyturkey

We know y'all love twitter parties so we're looking forward to co-hosting the #TastyTurkey twitter party with none other than FBC2014 Gold Sponsor, Tasty Turkey on Wednesday June 11th.  If you'd like to join the fun, all the details can be found on our Tasty Turkey RSVP page!

The FBC Flickr Food Photography Group

Did you know we have an FBC Food Photography Group on Flickr?  Well we do! And every week the photo you see leading off the weekly news comes from that group.  We had lots of new faces join us this week with some absolutely gorgeous photography - which made our job very difficult in choosing just one image!  If you love taking food photos and have a flickr account, come join us.

McCormick's Canada On-Line Cook-Off

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If you missed it earlier this week, McCormick's Canada has launched not only their new line of Filipino Recipe Mixes (11 kinds!) but also their On-Line Cook-Off Challenge where home cooks are invited to create a new recipe using one of the mixes.  The grand prize? A cool $2000!  Want to give it a shot? Check out all the details in this post.

New Members

As always, a big warm welcome to our newest 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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