Hello friends and welcome to our community!
Food blog forum originally started as a simple idea in 2010 between friends Jaden and Scott of Steamy Kitchen and Todd and Diane of White On Rice Couple. We recognized the hunger in our food blogging community to learn more about making the most of our blogs for ourselves and for our families. To fulfill and feed our desire to learn and share, we started a little website to provide some helpful info for food bloggers. Within 1 hour of launching, the explosion of excitement and member signups crashed the website. From that moment on, we knew there was a special spirit and enthusiasm in our community that went way beyond our expectations. We felt empowered and proud to be a part of this wonderful community and knew we needed to do more.
Since then, our community has grown to conferences around the country from Los Angeles, to Nashville, to Orlando and Atlanta. But the root and heart of why FBF continues to grow is a result of the outstanding members within our community, who we consider a part of our family. Food Blog Forum represents wonderful bloggers from around the world, all fostered through the love of food.
Indeed, Food Blog Forum is a big worldwide family of enthusiastic, loving and committed members who gather together once or twice a year in a fabulous city to learn together, laugh together and eat together. To date, our Food Blog Forum organizing team has included the talents of Julie from the Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil who help manage our events and our snazzy website.
Beyond just a conference, our gatherings are hubs of friendship, encouragement, sharing stories and inspiration. To be successful at blogging, we believe that it’s not just about the technical part of blogging, photography or social media. It’s also about building relationships, believing in yourself and making time for family and friends
We believe you can never stop learning.
We believe everyone has something share.
We believe food and drink fosters community, love and unites us all.
Look forward to meeting you all at a city near you!
Jaden, Diane, Todd, Scott, Julie and Lindsay
Do you have an idea for Food Blog Forum or would like to host an event in your area? We’d love to hear from you!
Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. You can watch her cook twice a month on Daytime Show, syndicated in 120 markets. Jaden is a food columnist for Discovery Health, TLC and for Tampa Tribune. Jaden is a cookbook author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. With 90,000 followers, Jaden is one of the most influential people in food on Twitter. She has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Oprah.com, and Parents Magazine. Jaden was recently named one of the hottest women in food by SlashFood and also one of the best food bloggers on Forbes.com.
Website: steamykitchen.com; Twitter: @SteamyKitchen
Scott Hair graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Computer Engineering Degree. He spent over 7 years working as a Trainer with Anthony Robbins traveling the world over helping people achieve their dreams and goals. He currently works as the software developer for Steamy Kitchen and a few other select sites.
Website: steamykitchen.com; Twitter: @MrSteamyKitchen
Julie Deily is a former software engineer, full-time food blogger, freelancer as well as social media consultant. On her food blog, The Little Kitchen, she shares quick and easy comfort food. Her love of food and passion for social media translates on her blog and the events she organizes. In addition to multiple FBF events, she has helped to organize the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and local food blogger bake sales. She lives in Florida with her husband, Curtis, her two dogs and two cats.
Website: TheLittleKitchen.net; Twitter: @TheLittleKitchn
Todd Porter and Diane Cu are professional photographers and filmmakers specializing in food, travel and lifestyle. They are founders of EvoMultimedia.com and produce photo/video content for editorial, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and advertising clients. These include The Oprah Winfrey Network, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, Cooking Channel, Food and Wine Magazine and Sunset Magazine. Fueled by their love of storytelling, love of local people and culture, they capture and document powerful food stories from around the world. Diane and Todd share their personal food stories, recipes and snippets of life around them on their award winning food and photography blog, WhiteOnRiceCouple.com. They also love home cooked meals made with love and are geeky gardeners with about 40 fruit trees to their backyard collection.
Website: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com; Twitter: @WhiteOnRice, @RiceOnWhite
Lindsay Landis is a graphic designer and entrepreneur by day and a food blogger and cookie dough addict by night. Her food blog, Love & Olive Oil, chronicles her culinary adventures in and around the kitchen. She is the author of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook (Quirk Books, 2012) and co-author of Breakfast For Dinner (Quirk Books, 2013) with her husband Taylor. While food is not her career, it has always been her passion; from the many bake sales she orchestrated as a child to the time and effort she dedicates to her food blog today, it is obvious that food, especially dessert, is an integral part of her life. When she’s not baking, Lindsay and Taylor also run Purr Design, a web and graphic design business. The couple currently resides in Nashville with their three crazy cats.
Website: LoveAndOliveOil.com; Twitter: @loveandoliveoil