I swear we weren’t drunk…

Okay, Stephanie Izard (last season’s Top Chef winner) and I weren’t THAT drunk.

Club Med Insider: Interview with Stephanie Izard from Jaden Hair on Vimeo.

I’m a food writer for Club Med Insider – you have to check that site out – as they sometimes give away free vacations <– ooooohhh I bet you could use a beach vacation right about now.

The video was from last month when I took my friends to Club Med Columbus Isle. This week, I’m back on the beach at Dominican Republic at Club Med Punta Cana, one of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Resorts for Families.

On this trip, I’m filming with a handy Flip HD camcorder for one of my upcoming segments on the Daytime show (I’ve aired 3 times, they haven’t kicked me off yet!) If you happen to live in one of these markets, you can even tune in and watch! I’ll let you know what date it will air. This time, I swear I’ll stay sober. Really.

If you want my job…

Then you must come to Foodista’s International Food Blogger Conference May 15-17th in Seattle. Ruth Reichl of Gourmet Magazine will also be there! It’s an intimate conference, limited to just 70 spots. I’ll be speaking as part of the Blog to Book seminar with Molly Wizenberg, of Orangette, writer for Bon Appรฉtit, and new author of A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table.

Also there on the panel will be Amy Worley, VP of Marketing from one of my favorite publishers, Andrews McMeel <– See those cookbooks on that page?

I’m done reviewing:
and will give them away in the next couple of weeks.

Here’s how to make sure you can win <– Right now I’m giving away a $300 rice cooker! – — contest’s over, check out the winner here!

Oh shit, and there I go again, getting off topic. Anyways, I’ll be at the International Food Blogger Conference speaking on Blog to Book panel AND I also have another session that’s just me talking to you about The Business of Food Blogging, i.e. how to have my job. Well, not MY job (I love my job too much!) but how to make food writing and food blogging a fabulous full time gig.

There’s a discount if you’re my friend. Enter in the code “halibut” and you’ll get a discount on the conference. Yeah, I know code word “halibut” is pretty lame. If it were up to me, the code word would’ve been something like, “HOLYSHITYOUROCK!”

Won’t you come?



That was right after I snuck a fry off his plate. Damn. I think I’ll order my own.

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Comments 17

  1. Chris

    Your kid snuck off and got a tattoo while you were in the islands? I guess you should’ve tipped the concierge a bit more to watch him for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I liked the interview, I think all interviews should require wine or other frosty adult beverages!

    Would love to attend the food blogger thing, but it’s not going to happen this year. Have a great time!

  2. Veron

    How did you get tix, Recipe Girl, I tried and it said open registration starts on April 8, I did send an email though and see if they’ll register me. sounds exciting , hope I get a spot.

  3. mary-anne

    Loved the video!

    The proper way to drink from a wine glass, especially when drinking white or otherwise chilled wine, is to grasp it by the stem and drink.

    The purpose of this is so the temperature of the wine is not affected when holding the glass. This is achieved because the stem is not in direct contact with the wine. It would be more difficult to control the temperature of the wine if one held the glass by the bowl because it is in direct contact with the wine.

    Also, holding the glass by the bowl will leave fingerprints, which can distort the visual appearance of the wine when examining the clarity and colour of the wine. Last but not least, the proper sound when clinking glasses requires them to be held by the stem.

    SF Bay Area wine lover

  4. Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food.

    I am so coming to see you in Seattle (hey, I live only 15 minutes away, in the suburbs)!!!
    I hope you won’t be too busy so I can have a chance to say a personal “hi” to you. I’ll even invite you to dinner. Do you like Mediterranean food?

  5. Gina F

    Well i wish i can go but 2 teens and a toddler have me tide with all their needs.;o(
    But you always make my day, you’re too funny , thanks …Gina

  6. rita

    girl, i wish i can go. living in a different continent, somehow, doesn’t make some things easier. have a fantastic time! as i’m sure it will be.

  7. Jennifer

    That conference sounds like so much fun! I wish I could go!

    I am new to your site and like what I see! I’ll be coming back for sure!

    Have a great day!

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