please let me know, I'd love to give you complete credit]
And so it's been, meeting food bloggers I've 'come to know' online but only recently met for the first time in person in the real world. It's an amazing experience!
Online, food bloggers share a common curiosity about food. But in the real world, food bloggers share a more important dimension: call it "nice".
Genie from The Inadvertent Gardener, who's finding her 'Iowa Eyes' between the rows of an urban garden
Laura from My Sister's Kitchen and my home state of Minnesota, who's lucky-lucky to blog with her sister Barb from North Carolina
Kate from Kate in the Kitchen and Minnesota, who's a culinary grad still exploring and learning
THIS WEEKEND, THIS AMAZING WEEKEND
The St. Louis food bloggers and some nearby food bloggers gathered on Saturday for a plating, styling and photography workshop. What an amazing few hours! The write-ups are inspiring, be sure to check out the links below.
- Gunjan from Vyanjanaa, the first to practice new techniques and build a Leaning Tower of Bruno
- Food stylist, food consultant Linda Behrends, who so generously shares her time and expertise: what an inspiration she is!
- The oh-so-lovely Lisa from Champaign Taste, her detailed notes on food plating, styling and photography mustn't be missed
- My good (and close!) friend Karen from FamilyStyle, whose words I savor, one by one
- My new (and soon, close!) friend Nupur from OneHot Stove whose kitchens I hope we share many, many times once she and husband V are both settled into St. Louis
- Bruno from Zinfully Delicious, who smiled and nodded when I first fantasized about a gathering of St. Louis food bloggers (if he hadn't, would it have happened?)
- My first- and forever-blogging friend Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen, who traveled all the way from Salt Lake City and who is hereby dubbed an honorary St. Louis food blogger, even if she tells way too many secrets!
Present but not pictured
- Food / professional photographer Michelle Havens who opened up the ultra-chic loft space of Studio 360 for our gathering and shared so many real-life tips for those of us who first photograph but then -- surprise! -- eat our food
- Anne Cori, chef and owner of Kitchen Conservatory, St. Louis' premier kitchen store and cooking school
Present in spirit
- The very funny Annie from Bon Appegeek who had family commitments
- Duane from Zinfully Delicious who at the last minute was unable to travel from Texas because of health issues
- Kirk from Kirk's Traveling Kitchen who was catering a big event
- Susan and Cary the Lamb Daughter from Farmgirl Fare who had schedule conflicts
- Glenna from A Fridge Full of Food who had to work
My sincere thanks to all who made this wonderful gathering possible, the presenters, the participants, the encouragers: it shall not be our last!
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