When I first moved to Calgary, the food scene was primarily steak houses. While there was an array of restaurants to choose from, Calgary was known for its Alberta Beef.
With the real estate market bursting, and people moving to Calgary in droves, came the explosion of the Calgary food scene. New restaurants started popping up everywhere, support local and farm to table became the mantra of the local Chefs, and more home cooks and Food Bloggers started showcasing their recipes and food for food writers, influencers, bloggers and Chefs opening new restaurants.
Today the food community continues to grow, with food events occurring throughout the year. Chef collaborations, YYC Burger Week, Poutine Week and Pizza Week all supporting charities. Diner en Blanc, food tours, and special events pairing Chefs and food bloggers keep the food community happy and the food bloggers busy.
At this point you might be wondering what a food blogger is. A food blogger is a home cook who loves to share food, cooking, recipes, and food photographs in what might be considered an online journal for all to
see. These are paired with thoughts and stories which may or may not involve food, but will always share a little insight into the blogger and how a post might have come to be. Every food blogger is different and every
If you’re looking for some recipe inspiration or blogging tips, check out Julie Van Rosendaal over at Dinner with Julie dinnerwithjulie.com. Julie is a cookbook author, editor, contributor to many magazines, a regular on the CBC Eyeopener, and a well-known food blogger.
Stephanie Eddy from Clockwork Lemon www.clockworklemon.com is a recipe developer with the Globe and Mail and has been featured in several online publications. Her blog is about baking, good
food and fun in the kitchen.
Check out the Food Bloggers of Canada website for more information. www.foodbloggersofcanada.com
Article written by Wanda Baker
Wanda Baker currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband Rob and their two children. Wanda’s roots were planted in Terrace from early on before her adventures brought her to Vancouver, and eventually settling down in Calgary. She has been blogging since 2006, focusing more on her food blog in recent years. Exposure from this hobby has brought her many exciting opportunities. Wanda is listed on the Calgary Herald’s Food Top Blogger’s Directory, a Member of the Food Bloggers of Canada, a contributor for Kitchen Daily.ca and organizers for both YYC Burger Week and YYC Pizza Week. Wanda’s personal journey and food blog can be found at www.bakersbeans.ca.