Nothing says spring like fresh aspargus - team it ups with burrata, bacon and eggs like What Food I Made did and you've got a beautiful breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! As seen in the FBC Food Photography Flickr Group

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

It feels a little scary how it's already May - the year feels like it's flying by.  Scarier still is how the snow is not all gone! So let's focus on other things than the weather - the news is packed this week.

FBC2014 Announcements

We have drawn our Golden Ticket winner and one lucky FBC2014 Attendee will be receiving their golden ticket in the mail in the next few weeks.  We're going to keep it a surprise until it lands in their mailbox but, this lucky attendee will be receiving a refund on their original ticket purchase!

Early Bird Pricing Extended

We have also decided to extend our FBC2014 Early Bird Pricing until May 31st to give you all a chance to see our final speaker lineup and get to know some of our soon to be announced sponsors before you make your purchase decision!

And on that note, stay tuned to the site this week - we have some big announcements to make regarding the conference including some major sponsor announcements!  You won't want to miss it!

In the meantime, we have only two tickets left to attend the Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson hands on food photography and styling pre-c0nference workshop.  We fully expect this workshop to sell out and because of space and one on one time time limitations with the instructors, no additional tickets will be released. If this session is on your wishlist, don't leave it too late!

Lentil Hunter Chef Michael Smith

Canadian Lentils Twitter Party with Chef Michael Smith

Canadian Lentils has launched “Lentil Hunter with Chef Michael Smith” a new five-part web series available at In the series, Chef Michael Smith, Food Network host, cookbook author, nutrition activist, and food media producer, travels to France, Italy, Morocco, India, and Dubai to hunt for the best lentil recipes on the planet.

Join us May 13 to talk lentils with the Lentil Hunter himself, Chef Michael Smith! Learn how you can win a trip for two to PEI to meet Chef Smith and attend the annual Village Feast event, July 4th-7th, 2014.  To participate you must RSVP!

How Do You Herbamare? (Members Only Opp - National)

A.Vogel, the company behind the very successful Bio Snacky grower Members Only Opp last year is back with a new Members Only Opportunity.  They are looking for 30 Canadian bloggers to get creative with Herbamare organic seasoning salts for 30 days. Herbamare is a brilliant blend of celery, leek, watercress, onions, chives, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and kelp, all organically grown. It has been a staple in Europe for decades.  If you are interested in sampling this product and writing about it on your blog be sure to log-in and check out the Herbamare offer.  (this is for FBC Members only).  There's also an opportunity to win some prizes!

RELATED:  The Weekly FBC News for March 23, 2015

Blurb Members Only Opp (National)

A reminder that Blurb is offering all FBC Members a 30% discount off their next order until May 15th.  This is a great opportunity to create a special gift for Dad for Father's Day or a unique Teacher's Gift for end of year thank yous! Be sure to log-in to find out how to save with Blurb.

Masterchef Canada Signed Poster Winners

Congratulations to Angie, Redawna, Melanie and Rebecca for winning the Masterchef Canada signed posters courtesy of CTV and Masterchef Canada.  Melissa will be in touch shortly for your mailing details so we can get your posters on their way!

Eat! Vancouver Media Accreditation

For those of you who are in the Vancouver area or who are traveling in from out of town, Eat! Vancouver is accepting Media Accreditation applications from Bloggers who are interested in attending in order to cover the event for their blogs or other publications.  You can get more information on their media page.

Terroir Symposium

On Monday, May 12th, Terroir will be celebrating its 8th year as they bring in some of the most influential names in the culinary world for their annual symposium. Terroir brings together chefs, food & wine experts, restaurateurs and global influencers in gastronomy. The theme this year is Growing Ideas. Presentations will examine how individuals, organizations and communities work together for a greater common purpose, thereby building a strong collective. Tickets are still available for this one-day event.

New Members

We've got two weeks of new members to announce this week - a big welcome to all of you! Take some time to browse!

Business Members

That's it for this week!

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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