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On IFBC 2013 + A Little Blog Recharge

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I’m very much looking forward to attending the upcoming International Food Blogger’s Conference September 20-22. I haven’t been to an IFBC since it was in Seattle in 2010. It was a great experience last time — mostly because it’s fun to meet other bloggers, listen to fancy-schmancy speakers and get recharged.

And boy, do I need a recharging.

Clearly, this blog — my original baby — has been neglected of late. It’s like having a second child and forgetting/not having time/not making time for your first child. I’m a bad blog parent.

Sure, I’ve been focusing on restaurant writing and my second blog-child, Tacoma Foodie. But seriously, the other day I had a coming-to-Jesus moment.

I miss cooking.

Being a restaurant writer is great. It’s an amazing gig, and I’m not complaining about it one bit. However, it’s a bit like when you’re on a long vacation with no kitchen, and all you eat is restaurant food for a couple weeks. You start to feel a little…weird. A little bloated, maybe. A little unbalanced.

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Will Bake For Food 2011

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What fun!  I’m going to be participating in Will Bake for Food, a food blogger bake sale to help fight hunger in our community!  The event is November 12, 2011 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until we run out of goodies) at the University Heights Center in Seattle.

The blogger-run bake sale will be benefiting the Emergency Feeding Program, which provides food to families in the Seattle and King County area, with almost half of their meals going to children.

Last year was a great success, and here are the stats:

  • 1631 items sold by 54 bakers, including 108 cupcakes, 82 whoopie pies, 473 cookies, and 150 vanilla beans
  • 2 drink dudes who pulled 138 cups (55 coffee, 83 cider) in 90 minutes
  • 300 people through the door in under 2 hours
  • about 20 volunteers who made the event sing
  • 1903lbs of food and $946
So fabulous!  I’m looking forward to being part of such an awesome event.  I have some tasty recipes in mind that I will share in another post!