Yes one year ago to this day, I started eat. live. travel. write as a project for my online blogging class with writers.com.
355 posts, well over 6000 comments, about 300 subscribers, over 1000 followers on Twitter, one “Best New Blog” nomination at the Foodbuzz First Annual Food Blogger Festival, not one but two paid writing gigs (Food Network Canada and The Mushroom Channel), part-sponsorship to the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Seattle this coming August (thanks to the kind folks at Faye Clack), lots of amazing new friends made (both virtual and in real life!) = a whirlwind of a year but so much fun.
I am lucky Neil shares my passion for food and travel and is my live-in sommelier (his wine recommendations are always “spot on” in my book) and, whilst he huffs and puffs and complains about waiting to eat so I can take photos, he really supportive and I could not do this without him.
The top 5 most viewed posts over the past year are:
2. My macaron workshop at Lenôtre in Paris last December
4. Lunch à la Weight Watchers circa 1974 for Foodbuzz 24,24,24
(please excuse the flash photography in #1 and #3 – I was very very green! But I have kept those posts around because it reminds me how far I have come!)
To celebrate this first year of blogging, what could be more appropriate than Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook as a giveaway? My Petits Chefs cooking club has been working their way through these recipes this term and we are having a blast. Thank you to YC Media for providing the book.
This contest is restricted to US and Canadian addresses only – sorry international readers.
You can have a maximum of three entries – leave a separate comment for each – and if you already signed the petition or subscribe or follow me on Twitter, just leave me comments to that effect:
1. MOST IMPORTANTLY – sign Jamie’s petition to save cooking skills and improve school food.
Note: Well wishes are welcome in exchange for at least signing the petition (#1)! Your comment will be counted as an entry only if you tell me you signed, follow me or subscribe (or all three!).
You have until 6pm (EST) Wednesday, May 19th to enter. I will post the winner with my Petits Chefs post that evening.
Good luck and as Jamie says, “pass it on!”