Thursday, January 29, 2009

Seattle Food Blogger Events, Seattle Food Blogger Events, First year Anniversary

A year ago I started the Seattle Food Blogger Events. I really wanted to meet more people who like to ramble on about food. I never thought I would meet some of my closest friends.
The first event was last December at Quinn's. The place was relatively new and we all wanted to check it out together. Some of us instantly clicked, some of us took some time to get used to each other but we all stayed in touch. From that moment on, we started helping each other, we sent each other emails and we forwarded food events to each other.
A year later the group has expanded to more than 50 bloggers. Each event has a different dynamic and each event brings something unique to the table.

Our one year anniversary, we celebrated just a month late at Vermillion.
Vermillion is an art gallery and bar in Capitol Hill. The place is beautiful, cozy and just one of those places you wish you would have known about sooner.
We had a bar snacks competition (Salty or Sweet, Bar Snacks Compete!) where all the bloggers brought their favorite bar snacks, either store- bought or homemade. Some of the winning snacks were Mina's crab cakes (Northwest Stir) ,Secret Stash Roasted Almonds, Thyme and cheese cookies by Nurit and California Rolls by Fumiko.

If you have a food blog (at least 3 months old) and would like to be invited to Seattle Food Blogger Events, please email me:
or join one of my facebook group: Seattle Food Bloggers or Frantic Foodie Friends

My other blog can be found at (please note : now a .com and not only a blogspot)

Pictures taken by Ronald of Cornichon, one of the bloggers that has helped me continously since the first blogger event and also the genius behind one of my most favorite food blogs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Farmer Chef Connection Food Event

Good Morning everyone, check out this event:

Monday, February 9, 2009
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Herban Feast Sodo Park
Street: 3200 1st Avenue South
City/Town: Seattle, WA

Phone: 2066691387

The Farmer Chef Connection is a unique annual gathering that brings together food producers (principally farmers, ranchers and artisans) with food buyers (chefs, retailers, processors, distributors, and institutional purchasers) for what is first and foremost a business-to-business networking event.

8:00am to 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am to 10:00am - Keynote Address featuring Chef/Author Tom Douglas & Farmer Luke Woodward: A Conversation between a Chef & Farmer

10:00am to 11:00am - Panel Discussion moderated by Chef Instructor/Author, Greg Atkinson: Food Certifications & Labels - the Next Generation

Breakout Topics will include:
• Meeting the Challenge of Local Distribution
• Branding/Marketing of Local Products and Menus
• Meat 401--Rules and Regulations for 'In-house' Charcuterie
• Meat 402: Mobile Slaughter Units in Washington State

11:15am to 12:15pm - Breakout Session I

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Lunch featuring locally-grown foods

1:45pm to 3:00pm - Networking: Connecting Producers and Buyers in the Marketplace

3:15pm to 4:00pm - Breakout Session II

4:00pm to 5:30pm - Happy Hour networking

Tickets will be $35 for producers & buyers/$40 all others if registered by Jan. 25th and $45 - until Feb. 5th, on sale at

Registration will close Feb. 5, 2009; earlier if sold out. To receive a print invitation with more information, please email with your name and mailing address.

For more food events, click on Frantic Foodie

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Trivia with cash prizes

Every Monday at 8pm

Where: Mulleadys Irish Pub & Restaurant
3055 21st Ave West, Seattle WA

What: Traditional Pub Quiz, hosted by Henry Garnes. $2/person, teams are allowed to be up to 6 people.

1st place gets a pot of money (depends on amount of people)
2nd place gets $40 gift card to Mulleadys, 3rd place gets $25 gift card to Mulleadys.-

Tonight is general topics over three rounds, of which one round is a wild card (i.e. blind taste quiz on candy bars, or picture round, sitcom theme music, etc.)

Last Monday of every month is themed, January's theme will be Harry Potter

Read about the trivia on Seattlest

Monday, January 12, 2009

Food Internship

I got an email from Diane of Diane's Market Kitchen, the urban cooking school. She is looking for an intern to do all kinds of tasks such as marketing and even help out with the cooking classes.
Email Diane at

People are always asking me how I got started with cooking and I have to say cooking classes were one of the major steps I took to expand my horizons in the food world.
I also volunteered at many food events which gave me the chance to meet people from the food industry.

If you are too busy to be an intern but would like to try out a cooking class, check out Diane's wonderful website.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Cravings: Volterra, Top Pot and Kukuruza

We took our newborn to dinner the other night. Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy the baby while he is young and sleepy.
We went to Volterra.
We loved the exceptional selection of fresh pasta, impressive selection of meats and the reasonable price for high quality Italian food. I recommend Volterra, we went twice in two weeks. I am already planning my next visit there.

During a dinner at friends, we had Top Pot Doughnuts for dessert. I am in love, love, love. I have been craving them all week.

On a recent stroll to the Pike Place Market, I discovered Kukuruza gourmet popcorn (215 Pike St) on the way. You can sample many flavors in the shop, I fell in love with the Rocky Road but ended up taking home the cheese popcorn because I felt less guilty.
This is not the icky popcorn that leaves crusts of preservatives on your fingers. This one tastes wholesome and natural. They have a selection of gift ideas so next time you are debating on what to send to a friend, think KUKURUZA.

Add your cravings in the comments section