Some of my loyal readers may recall I mentioned the inaugural food blogger charity event Eat My Blog which occurred back in December at Zeke’s Smokehouse in West Hollywood. Well, I better get that recap posted now before the 2nd EMB happening TODAY/Saturday is history! After all, I’m nothing if not timely on my blogging, right?!
Greeters, aka The Ravenous Couple: A couple of wunderful food blogging & cooking friends
Here are a just a few fotos with some brief but serious review of the baking skills of the food bloggers…
A Collector’s Item: The Very First Sweet Menu
Food Bloggers for once Serving instead of Eating!!
A Few Samples of the Menu…
I was interviewed by “USC TV” for this event! Hopefully it didn’t sound like I was full of pastries!!
Zekes Smokehouse Restaurant & the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf were among the the sponsors.
That first EMB was a complete success! The EMB “bakery” sold out early with thousands of dollars going to help the hungry & poor in the Los Angeles area.
Ok, so that was a taste of then, which brings us to now – Today, Saturday June 19th. The 2nd Eat My Blog (EMB) charity bake sale is back with all proceeds again benefiting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!
And, Pasadena foodie & cooking blogging friends Cathy de Gastrononer (Founder) & Laurie the G-Ma Baker, along with Diana Takes a Bite (who I last saw taking a bite of surprisingly good grilled cheeze at Vroman’s!) are the organizing leaders of this very valuable, charitable event. They all have hearts of gold and stomachs which I envy! Last year my assistance was limited to very little. This year, it’s limited to at least respectability! But, NO, I’m not baking anything – I’m an Eater – not a Baker or Cooker!
West Hollywood again is the location, but now with Tenders Greens Restaurant taking a turn as host: 8759 Santa Monica Blvd. I’ve eaten at the TG in Culver City & Hollywood. Now, it’s WeHo. (Looks like TG is gonna be a fav whether I like it or not!)
EMB continues to be a bake sale where the “bakers” are primary blogger’s working out of their home kitchens i.e., not professionals. Most of the top food/restaurant blogger’s in the area are participating.
However, this year there is small list of professional foodies (bakers/chefs, etcetera) contributing to this cause of helping the L.A. Regional Food Bank in these economic repression era times:
Choppe Choppe – Culver City
Debbie Lee from the Next Food Network Star (Season 5)
L.A Times Daily Dish Food Writers
Ludo Lefebvre of LudoBites – L.A.
Sumi Chang of the Euro Pane Bakery & Cafe’s – Pasadena
Evan Kleinman of Host of KCRW’s Good Food
L.A Weekly’s Squid Ink Restaurant Writers
Drago Centro Restaurant – Downtown L.A.
Laurel Avenue’s Bakelab – L.A.
Starry Kitchen – L.A.
Fraiche Restaurant – Culver City/Santa Monica
Cube Marketplace & Cafe – L.A.
Valerie Confections –L.A.
The Hollywood Corner – Hollywood
The Hip Cooks – ELA & WLA
There may be a couple others added in the last minute. Forgive me if I failed to mention you and also for not having the time at the moment to provide their web links. This is a rush job!
As with the EMB1, I or other blogger’s will be bringing back timely reports on EMB2! Sooner or later. Gotta keep my priorities ya know – eating before blogging – HahaHoho!!
So, I advise you go check it out yourself today, right now! It will taste especially good since you’ll be helping out others to eat as you yourself eat sweetly!
Gotta Run. Lot to Do, Lot to Eat Today. Stay Thirsty My Friends…