Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting a room full of amazing bloggers and foodies that had come out to our first ever social media event - a Food Blogger Meetup that we held in Toronto, featuring a discussion on the demise of the home cook, led by the always entertaining and informative Theresa Albert.
The panel included Anna Withrow, a trained chef and creator of the LIVERight Awards for the Canadian Liver Foundation, Amanda Laird, a food blogger and professional communicator, and Ryan Anderson, a web strategist and amateur cook. Together, the panel discussed everything from how the definition of cooking has changed over the past years to what we can all do to pass on cooking skills to the next generation to what industry can do to provide more convenient and healthy choices.
At the end of the night, I had the chance to talk to a number of the attendees, and each of them had an extraordinarily interesting point of view. For us, it was important to meet face-to-face with other bloggers in our space, and to be continually learning from their experience.
I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came out, and to highly recommend that you visit and subscribe to their blogs. Besides being a group of excellent people, their passion for food is remarkable.
I’ve included below the blog addresses of some of the attendees who shared - if you were there and I didn’t get a chance to get your URL, leave it in the comments, and we’ll add to this post.
- Carmen Millet - carmenmillet.wordpress.com
- Alexa Clark - http://www.cetoblog.com/ & http://www.unsweetened.ca
- Jess Bennett - http://siftdustandtoss.blogspot.com
- Stacey Fowler and Marc Rodas - http://www.tastingtoronto.ca
- Sarah Hood - http://www.EatLocallyBlogGlobally.com
- Sandy Kemsley - http://www.sandyofftopic.com
- Duane Brown - http://www.creativetraction.com/
- Amanda Laird - http://amandalaird.wordpress.com/
- Ryan Anderson - http://www.ryananderson.ca
- Theresa Albert - http://www.theresaalbert.com