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A letter to Food Network Canada

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter, I noticed a tweet from @FoodNetworkCA about blogging for the Food Network Canada.  I headed on over to the site to read the announcement and have been working on my 300 word submission on and off since then.

300 words is short and I hope I have done myself justice but here are some reasons why I think it’s a match made in heaven…

I would be an excellentFood Network Canada blogger because in the last 9 months, I have proved I am able to blog about a variety of topics and engage my readers. Remember when I …

went on a macaron hunt in Sydney?

hosted a Lao cooking party?

made BLTs from scratch?

was nominated for Best New Blog at the Foodbuzz First Annual Blogger Festival?

won a trip to San Francisco for my Bertolli menu item and demoed it live in the Bertolli Sauces kitchen?

turned a visit to a museum in Montreal into a foodie experience?

was a Foodbuzz Foodie Correspondent at the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo in Toronto?

wrote up Jamie Oliver’s appearance in Toronto?

learned all about rice?

celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a Morroccan meal in Paris?

learned how to taste wine in Paris?

learned how to make macarons in Paris?

worked in the Electrolux kitchens at ArtHome Paris?

previewed Extreme Cuisine, now showing on Food Network Canada?

Started my boys’ cooking club at school?

Obviously, I am a keen Food Network Canada viewer but I am also active in my own kitchen and love to cover food-related events. I am half-way through the Food and the Media Certificate at George Brown College here in Toronto, so I will continue to refine my photography and writing skills over the course of the next year.  To put it simply, Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite and Food Newtork Canada go together like wine and cheese! Pick me!

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95 Responses to A letter to Food Network Canada

  1. Divina February 23, 2010 at 05:10 #

    Mardi, I knew you’re the right person. Hands down!!!

  2. bunkycooks February 23, 2010 at 08:48 #

    You have convinced me! Good luck!

  3. Mr. Neil February 23, 2010 at 09:01 #

    Good luck! :-)

    (And of course you know having someone to accompany you on selected foodie events/assignments is ALWAYS a plus…

  4. Tangled Noodle February 23, 2010 at 09:40 #

    You are the perfect candidate for it! I’m pink with admiration over your blogging accomplishments – bravo! You deserve this gig. Best of luck!

  5. Conor @ HoldtheBeef February 23, 2010 at 09:49 #

    Oh I wish I could influence their decision! Gimme their address, I’ll send them a foodie exchange parcel as a sweetener :D

    Actually, I don’t think they need a sweetener, as having you on their books will be sweet enough (all together now… “awwwwwwwwww”)

  6. ann February 23, 2010 at 10:08 #

    Mardi, you should get this, hands down!!!

  7. Joelle February 23, 2010 at 10:15 #

    How could they not pick you? I’d say good luck, but I’m sure you won’t need it.

  8. Yvonne February 23, 2010 at 10:19 #

    You’re my blogger of choice!!!

  9. Linda February 23, 2010 at 11:23 #

    You have it in the bag!

  10. Catherine Jheon aka CJ February 23, 2010 at 11:26 #

    Mardi – this is awesome and you are indeed qualified. Since I’m in charge of the Foodnetwork.ca blog, I think your wish may come true very soon.

  11. K a b l o o e y February 23, 2010 at 11:57 #

    I’ve got a good feeling about this… I bet you get it, and they’ll be as lucky as we’ve all been. Just remember us when you’re the foodie equivalent of Oprah, OK? You’re readers? We’re Gail. Best of luck!

  12. Mr. Neil February 23, 2010 at 12:31 #

    Perhaps I should be tentatively booking a celebratory dinner….?

    Hey, what on EARTH do we do FRIDAY — my first Friday without GBC meals in eons?!?!?

  13. Don February 23, 2010 at 13:19 #

    In your list of qualifications, you neglected to mention that you could be equally creative and expressive in French! Perhaps it would be of benefit to embrace this ability and extend the literary, Food Network horizon.

  14. Emma February 23, 2010 at 15:03 #

    It’s like Tea and scones… you two would just mesh together so nicely. I wish you luck, they’d be nuts not to take you!
    Bonne chance ma belle.

  15. Kathleen February 23, 2010 at 15:15 #

    Of course you should get it! Not only is your blog great but any food events that you put on are amazing!!!! The proof is in the pudding!!

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 23, 2010 at 19:32 #

      Oh you just WAIT until you see what I have planned this weekend!!! You are going to LOVE it!!!

  16. Geoff February 23, 2010 at 16:40 #

    Yes, Mardi… we remember and summarising it all is a great reminder of your efforts to date. Best

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 23, 2010 at 17:44 #

      Dad – I can just hear you going “yes yes yes”!! Thanks for commenting and all your support. Maybe I should have stuck with journalism all those years ago after all?

      • Geoff February 23, 2010 at 20:52 #

        Well, yes…. if I have to admit it, I do wish you’d stuck with journalism as I think you have a gift for expression (mostly underpinned, of course, by exaggeration – but expression nevertheless). Still journalism’s loss is French students’ gain.

  17. Pam M February 23, 2010 at 16:57 #

    Yes Mardi, The new look is great. The food journey you have taken us on and what you have accomplished in such a short time you certainly
    are the perfect candidate. Good luck xxx.

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 23, 2010 at 17:44 #

      Mum – well I would not be interested in food at all had I grown up in someone else’s kitchen! xox

    • Mr. Neil February 23, 2010 at 17:52 #

      P – Don’t you think I deserve a large amount of credit here too, for providing Mardi the opportunity to serve up a wide array of dishes to an accepting gullet?

      • Alicia February 23, 2010 at 18:21 #

        Oh I think you’re a beneficiary of all the goodness – not a chore for you at all!

      • Geoff February 23, 2010 at 20:53 #

        Mr Neil
        Not sure that an ability to eat qualifies – however, it’s accepted that were you a “just give me a green salad – hold the dressing” kind of guy, Mardi would be a lot less enthusiastic. So, OK, credit where it’s due.

        • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 24, 2010 at 06:38 #

          Well thankfully YOU’RE not a “green salad” guy either since mum would never have cooked as much as she did if you were!

  18. Nicole @ Making Good Choices February 23, 2010 at 16:59 #

    Well you sold me! I wish I had some contact with Food Network Canada (or any Food Network). You are by far deserving of it!

  19. Lynne February 23, 2010 at 17:21 #

    Go Mardi…..you know you have my vote. I simply can’t go a day without reading your blog.

    Good Luck!!

  20. Heather February 23, 2010 at 17:22 #

    There’s absolutely no doubt you are a perfect candidate for this!!!

  21. Alicia February 23, 2010 at 18:20 #

    Fingers crossed and rooting for you! The world needs more Mardi and eatlivetravelwrite. The Food Network would be a perfect match! Your food adventures and blog are my fave.

  22. Meghan@traveleatlove February 23, 2010 at 18:51 #

    This is just a small sampling of all of the beautiful culinary adventures you have been on and create at home! Well done, and thanks for allowing all of your readers to relive these moments with you!

  23. Lauren February 23, 2010 at 19:12 #

    Mardi, you would be an amazing blogger for food network!! good luck!!

  24. The Duo Dishes February 23, 2010 at 19:22 #

    Good luck to you Mardi! Fingers crossed!

  25. doggybloggy February 23, 2010 at 19:39 #

    good luck – you seem to have the right stuff.

  26. candice February 23, 2010 at 20:22 #

    I am pulling for you!! Best of Luck!
    C

  27. Cat February 23, 2010 at 22:14 #

    yes, yes, yes! you would be the perfect fit for this!!

  28. 5 Star Foodie February 23, 2010 at 23:05 #

    Good luck! That would be an awesome opportunity!

    Btw, I haven’t been getting any updates on my feed subscription for your blog in a while. I will try to re-subscribe & hopefully it’ll be fixed.

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 24, 2010 at 05:38 #

      Thanks Natasha and yes, the feed changed when I made the switch to WordPress. Thanks for resubscribing – means a lot!

  29. Alison February 23, 2010 at 23:09 #

    Mardi, you would be the best choice ever! I never know which will be better- coming over to enjoy your creations in person or reading your views on the creations of others. Whichever it may be for me, the rest of the Foodnetwork world should not be deprived of you!

  30. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz February 23, 2010 at 23:55 #

    I pick you for sure….good luck!

  31. Amanda February 24, 2010 at 00:43 #

    You’ve got my vote too!

  32. Delana February 24, 2010 at 04:16 #

    You’ve got my vote. Thanks for the great recap. It gave this newbie to your blog a little summary and a place to “dig in”. Bonne Chance!

  33. penny aka jeroxie February 24, 2010 at 06:26 #

    Good luck! Fingers and toes cross for you!

  34. Melanie February 24, 2010 at 07:11 #

    You are absolutly passionate about what you do! The Food Network would be lucky to have you.

  35. Marisa @All in Good Food February 24, 2010 at 07:15 #

    Mardi I think you presented yourself well. You are clearly dedicated to this and I know you can handle it because you are able to balance so much now. Good luck and I hope you get picked.

  36. Mr. Neil February 24, 2010 at 08:30 #

    Geoff and I both make the sacrifices we must…

  37. Joy February 24, 2010 at 15:34 #

    Seriously, they should just hire you already! I don’t need to be convinced — I already know what a good egg they’re getting. :) I’ve learned so much from your writing and experiences. Good luck!

  38. AvaDJ February 24, 2010 at 16:43 #

    Mardi, I’m a big fan of Food Network Canada and I’m on their website many times throughout the day, I always read their blogs and I think you would be a perfect fit for them, I wish you all the best. Those were some very encouraging words from Catherine (CJ) as well, way to go!!

  39. rebecca February 24, 2010 at 17:32 #

    oh I hope you get it you are great

    Love Rebecca

  40. Fuji Mama February 25, 2010 at 00:37 #

    Ooooh, if they don’t pick you I’m going to fly up there and make them regret it! LOL You would be FABULOUS!

  41. High/Low February 25, 2010 at 11:01 #

    Food Network Canada would be lucky to have you! Good luck!

  42. Tasty Trix February 25, 2010 at 16:49 #

    Fingers and toes crossed for you!!

  43. Christine @ Fresh Local and Best February 25, 2010 at 22:46 #

    You have accomplished a lot over the last nine months!

  44. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 25, 2010 at 23:07 #

    So exciting… I love the variety of the posts on your site. Your love of food really shines through and FN Canada would be LUCKY to have you!!

  45. Rachel J February 27, 2010 at 12:44 #

    WOW Mardi! What a year in food you have had! I love your experiences because it opens up all new things food to me. But my favorites, if I may say, was the BLT from scratch and your deconstructed pesto pizza. You have a heart and mind full of food and Food Network Canada would be insane not to bring them into their family.

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 27, 2010 at 22:43 #

      Rachel, you were one of my first blogging friends and I am so grateful for your continued support! Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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