The Midlands Food Bloggers has been active for some time now, but with this new community blog and a few events and things in the planning stages, we hope the group will grow in members and provide a hub for the food bloggers of the Midlands.
So what have you missed so far? Well here’s a look at what we’ve been up to.
Way back in March 2010 we had our first meet up. Jo of Jo’s Kitchen organised a visit to Loaf, the home of Tom Baker and headquarters of Loaf Cookery School offering classes in forgotten skills like breadmaking, butchery and foraging, and a Community Bakery, providing artisan rye and sourdough breads to locals that commit to buy. During the day we met Wendy from Peter’s Yard, had a go at making handmade pizzas in Tom’s wood buring oven, chatted about food (of course!) and induldged in a selection of cake we had all prepared.
The next meet up was at Urban Coffee Co in Birmingham, where we met up with a couple of local businesses: Gavin from To Bizzy to Bake, a local cake baker and supplier to Urban Coffee Co amongst other ; and Brian from 24 Carrots, which is a farmers market in the Jewellery Quarter. The order of the afternoon was coffee and cake and a general chit chat about blogging and the Midlands Food scene.
It was here we decided to plan a Midlands Food Bloggers (MFB) visit to the next monthly Farmers market at 24 Carrots. So on a cold but sunny morning Jo and Louise spent an enjoyable morning meeting various Midlands food producers. You can read all about it here and here.
If any of these things sound like something you might be interested in coming to, pop back soon for details of our next meet-up. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org to add yourself to the mailing list and keep updated with all our news.
By Louise of Comida y Vida on behalf of MFB.