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Monday, November 26, 2012

Sydney food bloggers Christmas picnic 2012

swiss roll sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012

Food is often a social activity, but the process of food blogging is not. Editing photos, uploading images, researching online and writing text can seem a lonely task at 3am. Creating an opportunity to meet fellow food bloggers was the impetus behind Chocolatesuze and I organising the first ever Sydney food bloggers Christmas picnic in 2009.

Our regular annual event has grown ever since, and last weekend, in our 4th event, 67 food bloggers gathered at Centennial Picnic for an afternoon of food and frivolity.

sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Sydney food bloggers

The food blogging community is a diverse group - some people write restaurant reviews, many concentrate on recipes, and others focus on specific diets, cuisines or lifestyles. We estimate there are over 400 food bloggers in Sydney alone, and each week someone new takes the plunge and hits "publish" on their first ever post.

Creating events like this is more than just an opportunity to put faces to names. It's a celebration of the  strength of the food blogging community and its welcoming inclusiveness, a catalyst for new friendships, and a reassurance that there really are other people out there as maniacally food obsessed as you.

vegetarian rice paper rolls at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Tofu and egg rice paper rolls by Angie Lives to Eat

And of course the best part about picnicking with food bloggers is the impressive spread. Ayana's Swiss deco-roll [pictured at top] was the perfect centrepiece for a massive feast of savouries and sweets that left everyone clutching their distended stomachs by the end. Here are just a few of the homemade treats on offer:

thai chicken in crispy wonton cups at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Thai chicken in crispy wonton cups by The Sticky and Sweet

risoles and krokets croquettes at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Risoles and krokets by Irene's Getting Fat

jasmine tea creme brulee tarts at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Jasmine tea creme brulee tarts by Excuse Me Waiter!

gingerbread men biscuits at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Gingerbread men by Polkadots and Chopsticks

chocolate chiffon cake at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Chocolate chiffon cake by The Way It Crumbles

turkey oreos at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Thanksgiving turkey Oreos by Gucci & Gyoza

pimms and lemonade at sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Pims and lemonade by Citrus and Candy and Rasberri Cupcakes

sydney food blogger christmas picnic 2012
Sydney food bloggers Christmas picnic 2012 (photo by Simon)

Thanks everyone for coming. We hope you had a blast!

#sydfbxmas2012 attendees:
A Food Story | Alana Bread | Angie Lives To Eat | Belly Rumbles | Bite Me Show Me | Bull In a Cake Shop | Can’t Believe It’s Not a Food Blog | Chew Town | ChocolateSuze | Citrus and Candy | Clean Spoon | Confessions of a Glutton | Cook Suck | Cooking Crusade | Corridor Kitchen | Crunchy Tiger | 84th and 3rd | Excuse Me Waiter | Flick Your Food | Food Booze Shoes | Food Is Our Religion | Food Porn Nation | Food Scene Sydney | Fruit Salad Mixed Veg | Gourmet Getaways | Grab Your Fork | Gucci and Gyoza | Here Comes the Food | Insatiable Munchies | Irene’s Getting Fat | JB Jose | Jen Is Hungry | Jugernauts | Love Swah | Milkteaxx | Miss Potato Princess | Ms Brulee | Much a Munch | Muppy | My Delicious Blog | Next Stop Food | Nic Cooks | Oh Ayana | Phuoc n Delicious | Polkadots and Chopsticks | Raging Cravings | Ramen Raff | Raspberri Cupcakes | Scoff and Quaff | Simon Food Favourites | Spoon Fork and Chopsticks | Spoonfuls of Goodness | Star Loz | Sugarlace | Tea Thymes | The Food Mentalist | The Heart of Food | The Home Food Cook | The Lamstock | The Random Foodie | The Sticky and Sweet | The Two Taste Buds | The Way It Crumbles | Vegetaraian | Veggies and Me | When the World Stops Spinning

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 11/26/2012 01:45:00 am


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