Cassia Bark
Cassia bark & cinnamon from The Tiffin Box in the FBC flickr group

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Hey all, after a few weeks away, it's Melissa back with the news (thanks for filling in last week Mardi.).  We have a few bits and pieces for you this week but we also have TONS of new members to introduce you all to.  So exciting - we're only 20 away from magic #1000!

Simple Bites and Saveur

First up - a big congratulations to Aimée from Simple Bites for being awarded one of the Saveur "Best Food Blog" Awards! Simple Bites won in the Best Kids' Cooking Blog - something I know is near and dear to Aimée.  You can read her thoughts on the process in her post A Sentimental Saveur Award To Share With You.  Way to go Aimée!

Celebration Generation News

FBC member, Marie, from Celebration Generation, is excited to announce that she is releasing new, full colour editions of her two cookbooks, The Spirited Baker and Evil Cake Overlord.  Both are available for pre-order now!

That's not all of Marie's exciting news - she is also a contestant on the new season of Gordon Ramsey's MasterChef! You can read all about that in Marie's latest post, What the Hell am I Doing, Drinking in LA?

Foodie Pages Members Only Contest

Over in the Members’ Only area we have a wonderful contest brought to you by FoodiePages.  In celebration of the launch of their new TASTING BOX, and FBC present the TASTING BOX Inspiration Contest. We are challenging food bloggers across Canada to create a dish or recipe that is “inspired” by any of the delicious foods included in the first TASTING BOX, and asking them to write about your inspired recipe on your blog. Check out all the details in the Members’ Only post here.

New Members

Ok... deep breath... time to dive in and meet half of the new members we had join in the last three weeks (we skipped a few weeks with the conference and some other commitments).  There were so many of you that we decided to split the list in two and do the rest next week.  So, if you've joined recently and don't see your name here don't fret - you'll be in next week's news!  Welcome everyone!

RELATED:  FBC Monthly News Update for May 2016

Tune in next week when we'll have the second half of our monster new member list as well as our monthly Janes Family Food Vouchers and our monthly Arla Foods prize!  You might be the lucky winner!

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 submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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