Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Recap of the Last Couple Months

With so much happening in the last few months, I decided that a recap was in order. First, Memorial Day is coming up this weekend and here are some ideas for things to do.

The big news is that I was named “Doer of the Week” by Martha Stewart.com.

On April 17th, I organized the Seattle Food Blogger Bakesale.  We made 641 dollars to benefit ” Share our Strength”.

That same day, I organized a Seattle Food Blogger Event with Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. Photo below by Valentina Vitols.

Then I went on my first vacation away from my little baby/toddler.  I presented  two sessions at IACP on the topic of Creating Community, Both Online and In Person .

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) is a worldwide forum for the development and exchange of information, knowledge, and inspiration within the professional food and beverage community. With nearly 3,000 members from more than 32 countries, this organization of creative and talented professionals is engaged in and committed to excellence in the food industry.
The conference was held in Portland. The conference was well -organized and informative with endless networking opportunities. I highly recommend you check it out next year and consider joining IACP.
I recently organized a Seattle Food Blogger Event with Mireille Guillano, author of the ” French Women Don’t Get Fat” cookbook. Here is the post
Photo by Jackie Donnely Baisa
My last event was a Foodportunity Expression Workshop with Dianne Jacob, author of  “Will Write For Food”. The event was held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and sponsored by The Greek Gods Yogurt and Viv Agave (photos coming soon).
Sur La Table also showcased their new book “Eating Local” at the event.
Upcoming Events:
I will be a mentor at the Crave Symposium, an all day think-tank extravaganza. Details here. I am honored to be mentioned with such an eclectic group of savvy business women.
Save the date for the next Foodportunity Networking event coming up on August 2nd. What’s a Foodportunity? Check out this video of the last event.


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Seattle Food Blogger Event with Mireille Guillano, Author of “French Women Don’t Get Fat”.

Last week I organized a Seattle Food Blogger event with author,  Mireille Guillano, of the “French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook“.   We all met on a Monday morning for a Q and A with Mireille at Muse Coffee. I love the Muse, the decor is clean and modern, the art changes all the time and the chill atmosphere is a great place to get things done.

Mireille is  sweet, classy and very much a madame.  She is also a savvy business woman. What a great combination. She was on tour promoting her new book ” The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook”. The photos are by Jackie Donnely Baisa.

Read what Cornichon thinks about Mireille in his post, Mireille Guillano Eats for Pleasure, Doesn’t Get Fat. Nurit of Family, Friendly, Food wrote Inspiration, French Women Don’t Get Fat author.

Mireille Guillano

The Seattle Food Bloggers Asking Questions

I love the Muse Coffee in the morning

Waking up to my coffee.

Mireille and I chatting before the bloggers arrive. Yes, I do talk with my hands.

Ronald Holden of Cornichon.org


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