Eat Write Retreat 2012

I came home from Eat Write Retreat completely exhausted. Three days of eating, learning, mingling can really take a lot out of a girl! I’ve spent the last couple of days reflecting on the weekend and what has struck me the most is the tremendous amount of work Casey and Robyn put into the conference. They, along with some wonderful volunteers, made sure all the conference attendees had a great time. Thank you!

I went to D.C a day early to explore the city. Washington has so much to offer, I barely scratched the surface in one day. It’s a city I will definitely have to go back to.

The conference itself started Friday night with a Cinco de Mayo welcome dinner, and a whole lot of swag. Saturday was packed with activities; food photography and styling followed by lunch at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, then culinary writing, make money now, and finally dinner at Againn. Sunday was the OXO Kitchen Challenge.. sort of like Chopped but with more prep time. I had to leave after the challenge, but the conference continued with Pitch to the Pros and putting together packages for DC Central Kitchens.

Of the seminars my favourite was Culinary Writing with Monica Bhibe. Monica is a wonderful speaker; her words had me thinking about who I am as a blogger and in life. The real highlight for was meeting some amazing bloggers from around North America, one came all the way from Maui! I met some really kind, engaging people, who all had a story to tell. Once again I’d like to thank Canadian Beef for giving me this amazing opportunity!


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