Today finds me at the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (http://www.iacp.com). For those of you not familiar with the organization, the IACP is an international association for individuals in the culinary field, including food stylists and writers, publishers and chefs. The IACP is always an amazing forum for the exchange of information and, more important, inspiration, on a global level. Being here feels like a privilege!
There are workshops and Master Classes given, along with culinary showcases and seminars, and the people here are the nicest and most talented you’ll ever meet.
Yesterday, for example, I had the opportunity to chat with author Robert J. Heiss. His book, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide (http://www.amazon.com) is nominated this year for the IACP Award of Excellence, a coveted award given to members whose unending pursuit of excellence embody the highest standards of the association.
The Story of Tea is a beautifully-photographed resource that enlightens, excites and answers every question about tea you might have, doing so in an accessible, highly enjoyable way.
I also had the opportunity to learn what fellow foodie bloggers are doing, and below is a great list of resources you might want to check out. Enjoy!
http://chezpim.typepad.com – Pim Techamuanvivit is a globetrotting gourmand whose entries are entertaining, fun and informative. Her stories are a hoot; her passion comes through in her writing, and her blog links are super resources for those who want to connect with others with similar interests.
http://aromacucina.typepad.com/aroma_cucina – Chef and writer Judith Klinger is a resident of both New York and Modena, Italy. Her passion for Italian culture, culinary history, cooking and baking pervade her site. Bookmark it!
http://kitchen-notebook.blogspot.com – Leon, France-based Lucy Vanel writes Lucy’s Kitchen, a blog that most of us just dream about. Lucy is an author and photographer – not to mention a phenomenal cook – and reading her blog is an escape.
Stay tuned for more updates from New Orleans!