Monday, October 26, 2009



… is up to you!

You’ve heard it being twitted about and seen it posted on Facebook. Wonder what all the buzz is about? Food Blogger Connect 2009! And you can be a part of it!

So far, the response has been electric and we’ve reached further than we ever dreamed; food bloggers are not only training in from all parts of London, not only driving in from all over Great Britain, but they will be flying in from as far away as France, Germany, India and Singapore! And you can be a part of the fun, exciting speakers and great food! Just RSVP as soon as possible and hop aboard!

Food Blogger Connect is a fabulous conference/party being held in London on Saturday, November 28 at the Lebanese restaurant Levant. This is your chance to meet your fellow food bloggers face to face over a great meal, get to know them better, share ideas, network, plan. We will have an incredible line-up of speakers – some of whom you can help choose depending on what food-blog-related topics you want to hear about – with time for questions and discussion. And as a plus, we are all meeting up on Sunday for breakfast and a morning foodie tour.

Please note: We are calling for your ideas, and we look forward to hearing from you about the topics you’d like covered and who you would love to see cover them. Food Blogger Connect is the first Food Blogging conference to take place in the U.K and we need you to take the lead.

Here are the nominated topics and speakers. (Your vote counts and so does your opinion. If you think we’ve missed someone who would be a great speaker or overlooked an important topic then please be sure to let us know by emailing us

A) The Essentials Of Food Photography & Food Styling

B) Creative Marketing & Social Media

C) Writing Style & Voice

D) Did we overlook a topic- Let us know.

We are going for more of an open, discussion style and where stated will have two or more speakers at a time sharing the platform. There will also be an open floor for all attendees to ask questions or throw out their suggestions. Nominated Speakers For Topics:

A) Food Photography & Styling

1) Meeta from What’s For Lunch Honey

Meeta taught herself everything she knows about food styling and table-top photography for a food blog, evolving from the earliest days of her blog and progressing into one of the best. Many of us now turn to Meeta for advice and her blog has won recognition and awards for its content and food photos. She can speak from the perspective of someone who is not a professional photographer, but who is now well-known – and sought after – for her stunning pictures.

2) Kang from LondonEater

Kang will be talking about photography skills during low-lighting conditions. Which one of us hasn’t faced the ultimate brick wall of food photography – taking pictures of that perfect dish in dimly or artificially lit conditions? Kang has mastered that talent with ease – one look at the photography on his blog and you’ll be aching to find out his secrets, all of which he’ll be sharing with us on the night.

B) Writing Style & Voice

1) Jeanne from Cook Sister!

Wondering how in the world to distinguish your blog from the crowd and develop a style that will make others seek you out? After being featured in and writing articles for publications worldwide from Australia to South Africa to Europe, as well as garnering numerous awards as a result of blogging for over five years now, Jeanne can tell you what it takes to get there.

2) Jamie from Life’s A Feast

Jamie’s writing makes us dream, makes us laugh and makes us fly. Her amazing way with words blends nostalgia with her passion for food and it reads like a culinary masterpiece. Join us to hear Jamie share her secrets to gaining confidence with your writing, finding your voice and writing success.

C) Creative Marketing & Social Media

1) Kang from LondonEater

Kang turned LondonEater into a successful restaurant food blog in less than a year. He gained a large number of subscribers, building a popular newsletter and worked social media before being named one of London’s best food blogs by Time Out London.

D) Do you think we forgot somebody? Let us know by emailing us to We can’t guarantee that they will be selected but they will be considered. We are also looking for people to help spread the word. So, if you are interested in posting about this event on your blog, then please email and we will be happy to send you a flyer with all the pertinent details. You can RSVP @ The event number is 2009.

* WHAT: Food Blogger Connect
* WHEN: November 28th, 2009, 1 PM to 5 PM
* WHERE: Levant Restaurant, London, W1
* WHO: Everyone who is or wants to be part of the Food Blogosphere. Food Blogger connect is open to all, and you don’t have to be a long-time blogger to attend. Are you thinking of starting a food blog? This is the perfect time to come and learn how. This event is open to Non-UK Food Bloggers as well.
* HOW MUCH: £30 for food and 1 glass of wine. This is the only fee and it covers the meal.
* WHERE CAN I RSVP: Go to The event code is 2009.
* Looking forward to seeing you there!
* Beth of Dirty Kitchen Secrets , Jamie of Life’s a Feast, Hilda of Saffron & Blueberry and Mowie of Mowielicious.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'd really love to be there... sosad I can't



Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

I'm so looking forward to coming to Food Blogger Connect! All of these topics sound really useful and I would get something from each of them.

Mary said...

What a great time you all will have!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Have fun you guys!!! Can't wait to read about it!

Cucinista said...

This looks great and I am dying to be there. The only problem: that is the saturday I traditionally host Thanksgiving for all my American Ex Pat friends. We all have to work on the Thursday. D'oh! I can't let them down! Turkey depends on me.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I would love to be there. (Sigh) Hope you have a great time.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like it will be a fantastic event, I will be looking forward to experiencing it vicariously through your posts!

Daily Spud said...

Hey Jamie - guess what? I've booked some flights to London :)

Jamie said...

@Daily Spud: Can you see me jumping up and down in my chair??!! YAY!!! Your are truly The Spudness!!! Now don't forget that rsvp!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh no! I would love to meet you fabulous peeps! I might even be on the continent at that time so I'll be so close but so far...

Jamie said...

@Not Quite Nigella: Oh no!! Lorraine, you must try and come for the day!! It would be such fun!


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