International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC)

Stay Tuned for IFBC 2010!

Mark your calendars! We’re planning another International Food Blogger Conference here in Seattle, August 27-29, 2010. More details to come….


The IFBC Podcast: Session 7- Food: “Passionate Purveyors & Producers”

In the last episode of the IFBC Podcast series, Lauren Adler of Chocolopolis, Carrie Oliver of the Oliver Ranch and author of The Provenance of Beef, Aleco Chigounis, Green Coffee Buyer for Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Karl Kupers, co-founder of Shepherd’s Grain discuss changing the way you feel about a commodity: food. Foodista CEO Barnaby Dorfman moderates.

Session 7
Recorded May 17, 2009

The IFBC Podcast: Session 6- Writing: “The Law and Ethics in Blogging”

Kraig Baker, a Partner at the legal firm Davis Wright Tremaine, Barnaby Dorfman, CEO of Foodista, and Kim O’Donnel, writer of A Mighty Appetite and columnist for The Washington Post, discuss copyrights and intellectual property, how to handle freebies, transparency, and blog etiquette. Tracy Sarich moderates.

Session 6
Recorded May 17, 2009

The IFBC Podcast: Session 5- Writing: “Blogging As A Career”

Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Amy Sherman of Cooking With Amy, and Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes discuss turning your blog or food writing into a career, new media vs. old media, digital photography and video and food styling.

Session 5
Recorded May 17, 2009
time: 15:36

IFBC Video

Porter Novelli, an IFBC sponsor, created this short video highlighting important moments at the IFBC; it captures speakers, attendees, and most importantly- the food!

The IFBC Podcast: Session 4- Building A Better Blog Part 2: SEO/Traffic/Monetization

Barnaby Dorfman, CEO of Foodista, Ryan Stern, Director & Managing Editor of Foodbuzz and Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes discuss blog platforms and hosting services, building traffic/SEO and making money from your blog.

Session 4
Recorded May 16, 2009
time: 13:21

The IFBC Podcast: Session 3- Building A Better Blog Part 1: “Food Porn – Food Photography & Styling”

Kathy Casey, owner of Kathy Casey Food Studios and author of Kathy Casey’s Northwest Table and Sips & Apps, Patty Wittmann, Food Stylist and Ali Fisher & Sarah Stackhouse of Picnik discus digital camera selection and use, food staging and lighting, image hosting, photo editing tools and free image sources.

Session 3
Recorded May 16, 2009

The IFBC Podcast: Session 2- Finding Your Voice

During the session, moderated by Warren Etheredge of Words & Wine and The Warren Report, Rebekah Denn, Seattle PI food journalist, blogger and James Beard Journalism Award Winner, Julie Brosterman, CEO/Founder of Women & Wine and Kathleen Flinn, Chair of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers section of the IACP and author of “The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry,” discussed the importance of voice in writing. In this episode of the IFBC podcast, attendees discuss how they incorporate theirs into their blogs.

Session 2
Recorded May 16, 2009

The IFBC Podcast: Session 1- Writing

Amy Sherman, Cooking With Amy and author of “Williams-Sonoma New Flavors For Appetizers: Classic Recipes Redefined”, moderates “Blog to Book – Getting Your Writing On Paper” with speakers  Molly Wizenberg of, Bon Appétit, and author of “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table,Jaden Hair of, Tampa Tribune food writer, and TV cooking show host, and Kirsty Melville, cookbook publisher at Andrews McMeel Publishing. The panelists discuss their experiences, what publishers are looking for, and how to write a book proposal.

Session 1
Recorded May 16, 2009

The International Food Blogger Conference

Join Us For An Exciting Weekend Featuring:

Ruth Reichl of Gourmet
Presented by
Words & Wine of Kim Ricketts Book Events

Renee Behnke of Sur la Table
Molly Wizenberg
of Orangette & Bon Appétit
Jaden Hair
of Steamy Kitchen
Amy Sherman of Cooking With Amy
Julie Brosterman of Women & Wine
Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes

James Beard Award Winners

Gourmet Food and Beverages
Fantastic Goody Bag

And Much More!

Check out the Agenda for more details..