Saturday, July 26, 2014

TECHmunch Comes to Atlanta on September 26th



presents:

TECHmunch Atlanta Food Blogger Conference
Friday, September 26, 2014

TECHmunch, the food blogger conference sweeping North America, is heading to Atlanta for the first time to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success, as well as lunch and a beer tasting hosted by Monday Night Brewing (included in ticket price)!

The TECHmunchATL conference will inspire food bloggers of every level and provide the ingredients you need to succeed and pursue your passion.

Who should attend? 
  • Bloggers of every level - from hobbyists to media conglomerates and everything in between
  • Brands, PR and Marketing Pros that want to connect and form partnerships with bloggers (mostly lifestyle, food and wine)

What you'll learn?
Topics include the latest tools and tactics for food bloggers to create great content, build buzz, grow an audience and profit financially from all their hard work. The focus is on practical, hands-on information that bloggers can use from day-one to take their blogs to the next level. (View full schedule here.)

Can non-food bloggers attend?
Yes of course! A lot of our chats will be focused on food content, but anyone interested in SEO, monetization, content creation and syndication will walk away from our event with useful information.

Who’s involved?
TECHmunch was created by BakeSpace.com Founder Babette Pepaj (@bakespace) and co-host of the live online food show #KitchenParty on Google+. TECHmunch Atlanta is co-produced by Nichelle Stephens (@niche), Founder of Cupcakes Take the Cake. We’re proud to also announce TECHmunch Atlanta is teaming up with the Atlanta Food Bloggers Society (@AtlFBS) who will has helped shape our programming. Add AJC Food Critic, John Kessler, to the agenda and the day is ensure to impress! 


EARLY BIRD TICKETS available through July 31st at EventBrite.com!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Want to connect with food bloggers and social media leaders in Atlanta? Contact us at babette@bakespace.com or head over to techmunchatl.com and fill out our sponsor form.

The Fine Print: TECHmunch tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable.

Have questions about #TECHmunch Atlanta: Food, Beverage & Lifestyle Blogger Conference? Contact TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference

Friday, July 25, 2014

Best Self Atlanta Magazine Features AFBS Member's Recipe

Congratulations to Atlanta Food Bloggers' Society members, Denise & Dom Romeo of We Like To Cook! on their recipe feature in the August issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine. Be sure to check them out on page 18!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Infusion Bistro Inspires Apple Pie French Toast

Last Saturday, we had the opportunity to sample the breakfast menu at a little place in Atlanta called Infusion Bistro best known for their “cake & pie infused” waffles which I found intriguing. They brought us sample plates with a quarter of each kind. We had cookies & cream, red velvet, apple pie and candied yam. I tried the candied yam first but it just tasted like a regular waffle to me. (The rest of the table agreed.) The apple pie waffle had a candied apple slices on the top, which definitely gave it the apple pie vibe.

They also brought us a lot of other tasty things, like chicken fingers (so good!), fried fish, a variety of omelets, and shrimp & grits. Now, I’ve been in Atlanta for 10 years and I have never had grits.  I’ve seen them but have never eaten them based solely on their appearance.  So… I was brave and gave these a try.  The flavor was quite tasty.  Very cheesy.  But the texture… I’m fine with not trying any more grits.

I didn’t take too many pictures of the other food. The rest of the [bloggers] did a fine job with that. I had more fun taking pictures of the mayhem!  Since I am not a restaurant blogger, I decided to do a play on one of the waffles I tried: the apple pie waffle, but since I don’t have a waffle maker… I had to go with French toast.

Read more from AFBS member Sashi Steiner of Get Off The Couch and Cook

Friday, July 18, 2014

Making Macarons with Chef Alon Balshan

We were so thrilled to recently tour Alon’s Bakery and Market in Dunwoody! The theme for the evening was macarons! I have never had one before (I know, hold your gasps) and I have heard tales from my baker friends about how difficult they are to perfect. I was excited to have Chef Alon Balshan walk us through his process.

We started off the night with some wine and a few appetizers: pear and radicchio bruschetta, a wild mushroom bruschetta and a cheese focaccia. Everything there is made from scratch every day and you could taste that was the truth.

Chef Alon began by describing what makes a great macaron (flaky outside, gooey inside) and the lesson began. By the end of the night, we had made black currant macarons from scratch. They were decadent. I hadn’t ever had black currant before and I jumped at an opportunity to try it before he turned it into the ganache filling. It was a perfect balance between sweet and tart all on its own, so when he mixed it with the white chocolate, it was the perfect combination.

Read more about our evening from AFBS member Jessica Pratas at Good Eats Mundial

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AFBS Members Featured in Jezebel Magazine

Congratulations to Atlanta Food Bloggers' Society members, Erica Key of Eating With Erica, Brittany Woodard of Britt's Blurbs, and Gisela Carapaica of Sprinkles & Tiaras on their full page coverage in the July issue of Jezebel Magazine. Be sure to check them out on page 84!