Life’s a funny old thing sometimes. Whilst I was blissfully ambling around the ancient streets of Italy and eating anything in sight, it seems that the fates had some interesting plans in mind for me upon my return home. Last year I attended – and hugely enjoyed – the second ever national Australian food bloggers conference – Eat. Drink. Blog. I travelled to Sydney for the event and took the chance to put faces to some of the names whose writing, recipes and photo’s I had been enjoying and to meet plenty whom I had yet to come across in the ether. We spent a terrifically informative day picking up writing, photography and SEO tips, networking and, of course, eating and I came away vowing to make every effort to get to the next one. Apparently the gods agreed with me on that as, a couple of weeks before we were due to come home, an email from the organisers of last years event winged it’s way into my inbox asking both myself and Christina of The Hungry Australian if we would care to put this years event together in Adelaide.
Clearly, we have a big job ahead of us. Last years event was extraordinarily well planned and coordinated, completely sponsored and a unanimous hit with the attendees. However, we South Australian food types pride ourselves on our food and wine credentials. We have a remarkable array of both commercial and artisan food producers and are not called the wine state for nothing, so we think we can put on a pretty special event. Plans are now well underway, a special venue has been confirmed, potential speakers are being contacted and we are very hopeful of a few exciting surprises in the program. We’d love to see as many food or wine bloggers here in Adelaide as possible – and can promise you an extra special food blogging experience. If you are a food or wine blogger and attended either of the past events or wish you had, then keep an eye on this space and the official Eat. Drink. Blog. web page. Details will be posted here, there and on Lambs’ Ears and Honey’s Facebook page as they become available.
We will be putting together some sponsorship packages soon, but if you are interested in sponsoring please send me a message through the link on this page.
So, I guess I’ll be a little busy for the next few months – but very excited too!