There are two kinds of people in the world: 1) those who want to eat the scones in front of them and then go merrily about their very responsible, orderly lives, and 2) those who want to photograph their scones, then write about them, then eat them, then make more, then write about those, then photograph them. Then make more.
I fall squarely in the first camp.
If you're a food blogger, or someone interested in learning a little more about the craft/art/mania that is food blogging, or food writing in general, or if you want to explore travel writing, or photography, or Northern California, or see what shoes I'll be wearing next weekend, you may want to attend the Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference coming up in Corte Madera.
I'll be speaking on a food blogging panel with the intelligent and talented Amy Sherman from Cooking with Amy and the sage and knowledgeable Dianne Jacob of Will Write for Food. (Have you not bought the new version of Dianne's food writing handbook yet? And why not?) Our three hour session will cover all aspects of food blogging, and I'll be leading a special hour-long breakout on basic food photography and styling techniques.
Here's the agenda for the three and a half day meeting, and here's the full list of conference faculty who will be speaking and presenting. The conference website reads: "The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, food writers, restaurateurs, guidebook writers, and more. There are hours of informal interaction between faculty and students during lunch and in discussions that often last late into the evening."
Of course, you can always just sit home and eat scones by yourself, and that's cool. But eating them with me would be fun, too.