Davina and Mowie doing what food bloggers do best!
You might have heard about Food Blogger Connect, a conference held in London especially for food bloggers. It was the first one to be held here in the UK and another one is in the planning.
The event was organised and hosted by Beth from Dirty Kitchen Secrets, Jamie from Life’s a Feast, Hilda from Saffron & Blueberry and Mowie from Mowielicious, and was held at Levant, a Lebanese restaurant just off of Oxford Street.
Meeting up with Sunita, Deeba, Pam, Davina and Jamie
And Nora, Christina and Sarka
After a delicious buffet of Lebanese food, rounded off with amazing Oreo truffles courtesy of the talented Davina from The Sugar Bar and some cupcakes she had organised from LOLA’s, we sat down to listen to the presentations.
The fabulous food
Pouring the tea
Eating lunch with Davina, Sunita and Deeba
Those fabulous cupcakes from LOLA’s
First we were welcomed to the conference by Beth, and then Jeanne from Cook Sister! said a few words about the BloggerAid cookbook, which you can buy to raise money for the UN World Food Programme's School Meals Programme (you will even find a recipe from me in there!)
This was followed by presentations from:
Meeta - who discussed photography, lighting and the use of props. Some of her top tips include adding a "splash of colour" to your photos, also add some texture to give a feel them a "feel" and to keep your shots "simple and clean".
Jamie and Jeanne spoke about finding your writing style and voice. Jeanne also discussed copyright and how to protect your blog.
Lastly Kang talked about social media and the different ways you can enhance your blogging experience.
To read all the presentations in depth, visit the Food Blogger Connect website.
Time to listen to Jeanne from Cook Sister!
There were many food bloggers who travelled quite a distance to come to the event, including one of my favourite bloggers Deeba, who had come all the way from India. Some of us got together in the evening for dinner at Vivat Bacchus, near London Bridge and quite a few bloggers met up the following day for a food tour and lunch. You can read about the events from the other bloggers at the Food Blogger Connect round-up.
At Vivat Bacchus with Jeanne, Jamie, Deeba and Pam
And Sunita, Mowie and Alessio
My platter at Vivat Bacchus
Some of the other food bloggers that I met were Sarah from Maison Cupcake, Kerrin from My Kugelhopf, Kavey from Kavey Eats and Oz from the The Kitchen Butterfly.
We were given a goodie Bag filled with foodie treats
Gifts from foodie friends
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