Eat My Blog Brings the LA Dining Community Together in Support of the LA Regional Foodbank
Blueberry & Raspberry Jam Wedge with Pistachio Streusel to be donated by the Chicks with Knives. Photo Credit: Chicks with Knives
The second Eat My Blog to be held on Saturday, June 19th at Tender Greens is gearing up to be an epic event that is noteworthy not only for the cause itself – fighting hunger in Los Angeles County – but also for bringing the LA dining community together in support of that cause.
Local food bloggers eagerly signed on to fire up their ovens to help raise money for the LA Regional Food Bank for this second go-around The number of participants has doubled since the first Eat My Blog in December 2009 and enthusiasm among the 85 confirmed bakers is at an all-time high.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to do something good for society instead of just eating and writing about it,” Said Anna Abatzoglou, author of Banana Wonder and first-time participant. “I’ve tested three different olive oil cake recipes in the past week!”
Bloggers aren’t the only ones excited to be in on the Eat My Blog action. Chef and KCRW “Good Food” host Evan Kleiman, the Chicks with Knives, Celebrity Chef Debbie Lee, Drago Centro, Starry Kitchen, Bakelab, Valerie Confections, Cube, Fraiche, Choppe Choppe, Hollywood Corner, Plaisir, Scoops Ice Cream, and Tender Greens have joined forces with their blogging counterparts and will be preparing special treats for the bake sale as well.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Eat My Blog bake sale this year. It is such a great community event and most important, it goes to an amazing cause! It is truly an honor to be part of helping the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in their incredible endeavors to feed America!” Said Debbie Lee, a finalist on the fifth season of “The Next Food Network Star.”
Lee will be luring in her fans with bacon coffee cake with almond butterscotch drizzle, one of the desserts featured on her Seuol Town Tapas menu during her run at Breadbar this Spring.
“It’s been amazing to see the show of support from both bloggers and chefs like Debbie, Evan Kleiman and the Chicks with Knives. It’s truly remarkable to see how everyone has come together.” Said Diana Hossfeld, author of Diana Takes a Bite and Eat My Blog committee member. “We can’t wait to see the sweet rewards unfold on the 19th.”