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Pork Belly Sandwich by Michelle Peters Jones from the FBC 366 Photo a Day group on flickr

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Welcome Our 600th Member

We welcomed our 600th FBC Member this week, which was pretty exciting.  In fact, we welcomed members 598 - 610 this week but the honor of being number 600 goes to Food Gays from Vancouver! Welcome aboard guys and welcome to all our new members (you can see the full list at the bottom of the post).  Member registrations are still going strong so now we just have to wait and see who #700 is!

BC Fresh Recipe Contest Winners

For those of you who may have missed it, BCfresh announced the winners of their New Nugget Potato recipe contest and the winning recipes all look beautiful.  Congratulations to Lisa Bolton from sixtyone45 for her grand prize winning recipe of Smoked BC New Nugget Potato Skewers with Bacon & Rosemary. Congrats also go out to the runner up entries The Tiffin Box, Bake Me Something Good and bcfoodieblogger.

New Start From Scratch Intake (AB/SK)

Dan Clapson and Jacinthe Koddo's successful university cooking program, Start From Scratch is starting its fall intake with the application process opening on August 1st at 12pm GMT. The program is 10 weeks with sessions in Calgary for U of Calgary and Mount Royal University students along with a new offering in Saskatoon for University of Saskatchewan students  The program is open to university students looking to improve their basic culinary skills.

30 students will be accepted for the Calgary session and 15 will be accepted in Saskatoon.  The program is free and the application deadline is September 14th.  Classes start September 24th and run for 10 consecutive weeks.  For more information and the on-line application, you can visit the Start From Scratch website or email info@startfromscratch.ca.  So if you have a university student in your life who could use a little help in the kitchen, pass the info along!

RELATED:  The Weekly FBC News for April 6, 2015

CBC Cooking Show Casting Call

Do you think you have it in you to be Canada's next big TV food star?  Well here's your shot! CBC is now accepting video audition tapes for their next food show.  The criteria is a knowledge of food, a passion for teaching others how to cook and the ability to share your infectious energy with viewers across the country - sounds like a lot of food bloggers we know!  Submissions must be sent in by 8:59pm on August 10th.  Successful candidates will fly to Toronto later this summer for further auditions and the new host will start filming in Toronto later this year.  For more information visit CBC Food Host Search.

New Members

We are very excited to welcome all our new members this week - it's a fantastic crop of excellent blogs.  Please be sure to check them all out!

And  new member from abroad:

Gustia - Jennifer Barnaby blogging from Monaco but originally from Ontario

As always, if you have events or news items to share, please don’t hesitate to let us know about them – we’d love to give them a shout out!

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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