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Monday, October 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
From Blogs to Instagram to Cookbooks: the Path to Publishing in the Food Industry LIMITED

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Food bloggers and influencers power food and lifestyle discovery, connecting with readers through thoughtful and often thought provoking writing and compelling images. However, it hasn't always been easy for them: food bloggers and influencers have had to work very hard to earn respect and build their following. The rise of instagram has also given them more to work with in this path to connecting with an audience. It's been a long road, but they have succeeded tremendously as food has always had social and community aspects and people are reaching out for information shared by food bloggers and influencers more than ever.

From food preparation spanning bright healthful options, to homemade and cozy delights that warm our hearts, to mastering the art of composting and working with scraps, to reimagining culinary classics, to stylish food gurus that broadcast their food wherever they go, our experienced and esteemed panelists will take us on a trip that will show the audience the ways in which we experience food in all its possibilities—which often includes travel, photography, video stories, health, fitness and, of course, their experience with ultimately publishing their own cookbooks.

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Naomi Tomky

Food Journalist and Author
Naomi Tomky writes about food and travel for publications including Saveur, Fodor’s, Vogue, Food & Wine, and many more from her Seattle home. She has contributed to various guides, guidebooks, and cookbooks. She won the Association of Food Journalists “Best Food and Travel Writing... Read More →

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Sapana Chandra

Founder, Real + Vibrant
Sapana Chandra is a Seattle-based food blogger, social media influencer, future cookbook author (Sasquatch Publishing, April 2019), certified health coach, professional plant-based cook, and self-taught food photographer. Sapana aims to change her audience's attitude towards food... Read More →
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Jill Lightner

Writer, Seattle Times / CIDERCRAFT Magazine
Jill Lightner has been writing about food, farms, and sustainability since 2001. She has been a restaurant critic, recipe developer, magazine co-editor for the largest member-owned food co-op in the U.S., and editor of the James Beard-winning magazine Edible Seattle. Her latest book... Read More →
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Kate McDermott

Owner and Pie Whisperer, Art of the Pie
James Beard Nominee, Kate McDermott, is the author of "Home Cooking with Kate McDermott" (Oct 2018), and the best seller "Art of the Pie" (2016). She has been named “Food Rock Star” and “Pie Whisperer”, and has received high praise for her work from Dorie Greenspan, Ruth Reichl... Read More →

Monday October 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Indi Chocolate 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101