Part 2 of Food Blog Forum 2014
It was a long full day of education, food and more food!
I am sad to say that I don’t have any photos of the actual conference! I was just so excited to be there and to take in as much information as I could. I won’t go into the details of the morning, but if you are interested and want to learn more, check out the event schedule http://www.foodblogforum.com/events/asheville-2014/schedule/.
Every one of the speakers were helpful. There were a few that stood out to me.
Pam Brandon, who is a food blogger for the Disney Parks Blog, has written many posts on Disney Food. It was really nice to meet her and listen to what she had to say. She is also the managing editor for http://www.edibleorlando.com/. She discussed working with publications.
I also enjoyed listening to Diane Cu-Porter and her husband Todd Porter discuss aspects of food and photography. They are professional photographers who also love to blog. Diane’s enthusiasm and passion are contagious! I could listen to her talk about photography for hours. Their work is just incredible http://tdphotographers.com/#/food-home/. I hope to take one of their workshops one day!
I took away the most from Lisa and Jason Leake from http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/. They blog about the importance of eating non processed foods. My family has been going through a change in our diet (which I will discuss at a later time), so I can relate! They discussed the importance of building your team or tribe to help run your food blog business. I like their approach to connecting with people and the fact that they are so down to earth.
You can read more about all of the speakers here: http://www.foodblogforum.com/events/asheville-2014/speakers/
The lunch and conference were held here: http://www.biltmore.com/s/results/search&keywords=Lioncrest/. The lunch was very tasty! It was served buffet style with a veriety of choices. I would have liked to try a little of everything, but you know how that goes! Here is a look at the foods I chose. All delicious.
The fresh green salad, green beans and chocolate pudding, were my favorites.
After lunch, we had a few more hours of the conference. We were then taken by bus to the Biltmore House for a tour of the kitchen and dining areas of the home. Here are a few photos that do not do it justice! This is a place that you really need to see in person. I highly recommend it!
From the tour, of the Biltmore House we were taken to a lovely outside pavilion to enjoy the “Field-to-Table Reception”, prepared by the chefs of the Estate. Again, I was so happy to be there and enjoying the moment, I didn’t take as many photos as I should have!
There’s more to come in Part 3 of the food adventure!