Since we’ve started blogging, we’ve been very lucky to meet a lot of the food bloggers that we read regularly. Our first event in Toronto helped us put faces to the URLs of some of our favourite bloggers, and introduced us to some new sites as well. Last night’s Ottawa Food Blogger event was no different.
Ron Eade of the Ottawa Citizen was on hand to talk about food writing and how blogging impacts how we eat, and ultimately, how food is marketed. After that, Urban Element’s Chef Candice Butler gave a demonstration on how to make chicken pate.
Erna Ference, a member of CFC’s Board of Directors and a chicken farmer in Alberta, introduced Ron and had the opportunity throughout the evening to talk to many of the bloggers about blogging and also about chicken farming in Canada.
To top it off the wonderful staff at Urban Element also prepared some very tasty bites for everyone to sample including a miniature chicken pot pie with a creamy mashed potato top and a chicken dumpling in a beautiful peanut sauce.
Photo Credit: Rachelle Eats Food
In our conversations with some of the attendees, we heard that though they had read most of each others’ blogs, many of them had never met before. We were very glad to be able to bring a great group of people so passionate about food together, and hope we can do it again.
Thanks to Ron Eade, the Urban Element, and of course, to everyone who attended. And, if you’re looking to beef up your feed reader with some tasty Ottawa blogs, the list is below:
after the harvest
eva’s food world
the bacon bible
all things edible
a peek inside the fishbowl
sorry, i’m weird
daingean’s Food Blog
definitely not martha
eva’s food world
slurp and burp
the gouda life
rachelle eats food