Salt & Pepper chicken
Salt and Pepper Chicken from Katherine at The Piquey Eater as seen in the FBC flickr food photography group

We've got another jam packed edition of the FBC news this morning to kick off your week!  Let's get to it...

FBC2014 Day Passes Released

We have opened up a limited number of day passes for FBC2014.  You can choose either a Saturday or Sunday pass.  Retailing at $150 each, a day pass entitles you to all the daytime sessions for the day of your choice, lunch, snacks and the conference swag bag.  Breakfast and dinner are not included.  The Thug Kitchen session on Saturday night is not included.  You can purchase your tickets through Eventbrite.

#CDNCheeseComfort Twitter Party


On Tuesday, September 30th at 9pm ET (6pm PT), we’re celebrating the arrival of Fall with our friends over at 100% Canadian Milk! The conversation will be all about Fall, comfort food, cheese tips and lots of ooey gooey cheese goodness made from 100% Canadian Milk.  You can participate  - all you have to do is check out all the details here and RSVP so you're eligible to win a prize!


FStotheRescue - Four Seasons To the Rescue

Are you a blogger heading to FBC2014?  Are you feeling frazzled?  Worn out?  Tired of canning or doing dishes or herding children?   Is your last manicure a distant blurry memory?  Can't remember the last time you sipped some bubbly?

Let the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver come to your rescue.  Between now and October 7th post a photo of why you need to be rescued to Instagram.   We want to see your frazzled face, your sink piled high with dishes... in other words, your most creative photo of why you deserve to be rescued.  Tag it with #FSToTheRescue and you will be entered to win a hotel upgrade package that includes a room upgrade to the FS City Executive Suite, a massage treatment at their Red Cedar Spa, and a bottle of champagne to pop while overlooking beautiful Vancouver.

But wait! If you're sharing a room, the upgrade package will be for you and your roommate which would put you in the Most Amazing Roomie category. That's right, showing why you need #FSToTheRescue could mean a suite upgrade for two, a massage for two and champagne with two glasses! As for those in a room on their own, if you win, you can enjoy everything in peace and tranquility.

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The Details

From now until Oct. 7th, post your photo on Instagram and tell us why you need to have #FSToTheRescue. Use the hashtags #FSToTheRescue and #FBC2014. FBC and the Four Seasons will select the winning photo and the winner will be contacted by Oct. 8.  Contest is open only to FBC2014 attendees who are staying at Four Seasons Vancouver Oct. 17-19, 2014.

Canadian Living is Coming to Vancouver

Canadian Living is coming to Vancouver for the very first time and Thanksgiving Favourites are on the agenda! Annabelle Waugh, Canadian Living's Food Editor will be holding court at the Miele Centre Vancouver. Don't miss out!


Kravings Blog on Pressure Cooker

Karen from Kravings will be featured in the premiere episode of the new food reality show, Pressure Cooker, on W Network.  Homecooks team up with celebrity chefs to make a meal for food critic Giles Coren, in 30 minutes with random ingredients they grab off a moving conveyor belt. The show is hosted by Anne Marie Withenshaw.  The show premiers on Oct 7 at 9pm et/pt.  Be sure to watch and cheer your fellow FBC Member as she competes!

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!

Members Abroad

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, Ethan & Melissa

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