Foodportunity, a Giveaway and an Announcement.

I just recently announced that Foodportunity is coming up and that there is an awesome line up. What I didn’t mention yet is that we will have a surprise guest flying in for the event.

We have featured authors and chefs at Foodportunity. This idea came out of my own personal need to connect with these people. When I started blogging, I wanted to meet chefs and cookbook authors but I was always intimidated. The first time I had to interview a chef, I was sick to my stomach, like literally so nervous I couldn’t sleep the night before (including sweaty palms and everything).

Fast forward five years later and I don’t get nervous anymore, I have met so many of the people I admire. Yes, practice makes perfect with everything in life. Even meeting new people.

Every Foodportunity we have featured authors and chefs. They hang out in the front room (a.k.a the lounge) between 6:30 and 7:30. And they are there just to talk to you. You can ask questions, beg for recipes if you want, get books signed (bring your books) or just say hi. On October 22, be there. You can meet Brian McCracken and Dana Tough (Spur, Tavern Law, The Coterie Room), Jill Lightner (Edible Seattle: The Cookbook), Leora Bloom (Washington Food Artisans, Cookbook) and Judith Dern (A Taste of Scandinavia, Cookbook).

And now for the surprise. Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille is coming to visit. Her photography is gorgeous, like heart pitter-pattering beautiful. Her recipes are delicious and inspiring. Little tarts, cakes and just so many desserts and dishes that are all gluten-free. You might have seen her on Oprah, Martha Stewart or when she was mentioned in Times Magazine, as one of their favorite bloggers. Just look at her blog and you will understand, her photography will make you swoon. She is coming out with her new cookbook the week of Foodportunity.

You get to meet her, talk to her and even win a book here.

The giveaway. Win the book. I have 2 copies!: Just leave a comment to enter the contest, share on Facebook (5 entries) or twitter for an extra entry. Just remember to comment and let me know. The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. but if you can make it to Foodportunity, you can get it signed. Winner will be chosen on Sept 20.
Update: The winners are Tamiko and Helen Anne.

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28 responses to “Foodportunity, a Giveaway and an Announcement.

  1. Wow, this is so exciting, Keren! I can’t wait to attend.

  2. sandra

    I can’t wait for your next event!! i’m sure it will be great

  3. What a great guest! Her style is so lovely. I might have to pull myself out of my hole in Tacoma and come :)

  4. I think everyday should be Foodportunity day!

  5. Deborah

    I was a volunteer at your last event and it was SPECTACULAR! Folks were so open, friendly, talkative, funny and had great samples to offer. Your line-up for the next Foodportunity sounds terrific as well. Can’t wait to help again if you need me! Let’s hear it for new cookbooks! My bookshelf always has space for one more!

  6. OK Keren, now I HAVE to find a way to make it! . . working on it!

  7. Aran is amazing, love that she has a cookbook!

  8. I love her! I can’t wait for her new book, and I’m working on attending Foodportunity (gotta check hubby’s schedule to watch the kids!)

  9. Shirley A

    Beautiful photos, gluten free recipes, yea!

  10. Looks like a beautiful book! Just saw a piece about her in a magazine – Whole Living, I believe it was? Amazing gal.

  11. Karie

    I am very intrigued by the growing gluten allergy this country has.

  12. Ooh I’d love to win her book!

  13. It’s on my calendar and looks like I’ll finally be in town this time for Foodportunity!! :)

  14. Jo

    Mmmm…that TART!! Are those beets? Yummy and Lovely!

  15. Peggy

    I recently did and anti inflamatory elimination diet and found out that I am affected by gluten, dairy and sugar! I need all the help I can get! So, if you feel like taking a chance on a newby, I would be your gal! Pick me!!!

  16. Nurit

    Would LOVE to have a copy of this gluten-free cookbook as i am learning to bake GF (and dairy free, soy free, etc :) )

  17. What a gorgeous book. It must be a sign that you chose a photo with beets – one if my favorite ingredients. I am Russian afterall. See you on 22nd.

  18. mrkidfoodie

    I just watched the book trailer video and LOVED it.

  19. Helen Anne

    Due to health issues I had to change my food lifestyle by becoming gluten free. For the last three months I have been learning how to bake and cook without gluten and dairy- challenging but totally doable! I do not feel deprived or like I am missing out. It has been so interesting, like learning a new language. I can’t wait to check this book out and learn a few more things. Thank you!

  20. I want to win!! I’ve heard so many good things about you and your events from my twin Anna and since I can’t attend them because I’m in the OTHER Washington (LOL), at least I could win a book ;) Fingers crossed!

  21. Me, me, me! Can’t wait to meet her….

  22. Also shared on the mirrormirror Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mirrormirroronline?ref=hl and Tweeted :)

  23. I absolutely love her recipes and even if I don’t win the giveaway, will definitely be getting myself a copy!

  24. Thanks for introducing me to Aran Goyoaga’s fabulous blog & cookbook. I’m looking forward to meeting her on Oct 22nd, along with that surprise guest!

    I’ve shared on Facebook and Tweeted for my shot at winning a copy of ‘Small Plates & Sweet Treats.’

    Good luck everyone!

  25. I’m looking forward to both the event and the cookbook!

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