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For The love of Food

November 15, 2011

© 2011 Viviane Perenyi Tasting Shed Interior © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Bron Ingrid Mairi © 2011 Viviane Perenyi © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Sue shooting © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Sasa Rowan and Alessandra © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Mika and Sasa © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Black Board Tasting Shed © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Tasting Shed In and Out It was last Saturday. We all gathered at the Tasting Shed, in north-west Auckland, for the very first Food Blogger conference in New Zealand. It was a great day. It was an opportunity to see again bloggers not meet for a while and be introduced to others for the first time. Thanks to Alli who organised everything and gave us the chance to share and exchange around a common interest. Andrea presented guidelines on web design, Jaco spoke about social media, Alessandra talked about writing -peppered with anecdotes of her own experience- Emma gave a behind-the-scene insight of her communal blog, Louise introduced us to tasty seaweeds and Bron shared the principles and her tips about food photography.

I came back home on Saturday night tired, but all happy with the day. And I'm already looking forward to the next time.

You can read and see more about the conference here, here and here

And a special thanks to Mairi for her hospitality.

This event was sponsored by: Cook the Books | Kohu Road | Gupuds | Teza | I love Pies | Mad Millie | Pacific Harvest | Whittakers | Kokako | Gravity Coffee | Bell Tea | Annies | Photo & Video International | Coopers Creek | Loaf | Cuisine | Hubbards | New Holland Publisher


Comments

Great clicks and a wonderful event! Cheers, Rosa Rosa May (@RosasYummyYums)

Beautiful photos from the day Vanille, I especially love the one of Alessandra. It was absolutely wonderful to meet you finally, although I hope next time I’m more relaxed and attentive ;-) bron

woaw so many students for this workshop ! Thank you for the links ! argone

Rosa, it was a good day really and great to see it happen locally ! Bron, ahah, Alessandra dare to ask me if she looks good ;) Was great to meet you and hope more opportunities will come in the future ! Argone, we were 25. A good number for a first time, isn’t it ? Vanille

*What a delicious day that looks to have been! Much fun to have all those great minds together… Cheers, *Heather** heather

Beautiful pictures but this is no surprise from you ^_^ See you in Wellington for the next one, oui? Sasa

Sounds like the perfect day. So where’s the photo of you! ;-) Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

It was great meeting you Vanille, and I look forward to many more gatherings! :-) easyfoodhacks

Great pictures, as always! And so lovely to meet…welcome to stay anytime you are in Auckland :) Mairi Herbert (@ToastNZ)

What a fun day out, and your photos are lovely as usual. Shaz

Beautiful pics of the day, it’s so nice to read everyone’s write up of events and so nice to have met you on the day. Hope to see you before the next one :o) peasepudding

Vanille and Bron, I will let you giggle :-) at least your are not the poor photographers that have to work with me all the time and hear that question over and over again! They are certainly more scared of photographing me that any of my dishes!! hahaha. Jokes aside, great pics Vanille, we look all so gadget savvy! And it was lovely to meet you! Ciao Alessandra Alessandra

Lovely pictures Vanille! You do take beautiful photos. Lovely to meet you! timeforalittlesomething

Beautiful photos, it was a great day, wasn’t it? Looking forward to our next get-together :) milliemirepoix

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A great write-up! It was so great to chat with so many other food bloggers, ay. You took beautiful pictures, we all look so absorbed in the day, don’t we? :) Andrea Wong - So D’lish

Heather, it was a day so long-awaited for all of us. Sasa, see you with pleasure anytime in Welly ! Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen, you make me laugh ! Easyfoodhacks, it was pleasant to have a chat with you and discover your blog ! Mairi, thank you ! You’re welcome too anytime you come to Welly ;) Alessandra, yes, indeed everyone look so absorbed and concentrated and I rather like it ;) Timeforalittlesomething, thank you. Was sweet to meet you too ! Millie, yep, we should definitively meet again soon. Shaz, thanks ;) Peasepudding, yes, I’ve been going from one blog to another reading all about it. A way to extend a bit the enjoyment of that special day ;) Andrea, thank you. Always good to put a face on a name, right ? Vanille

Great pictures Vanille. That us Sasa in the hat? Looks like a great day. barbara

Yes, that’s lovely Sasa with the yellow cardigan and the hat. Vanille

What stunning photos! Looks like an awesome day. Emma Galloway

Looks so fun - wish I could’ve been there. Beautiful photos as always, am enjoying reading everyone’s write-ups. hungryandfrozen

I am sure it was fun! I wish to attend once such workshop sometime soon :) Thanks for sharing .. such beautiful photos. kankana

wow cool, hope I am around for the next one, loved the look of the menu Barton