A Closer Look at The NYCWFF’s Grand Tasting and The Kitchn's Future of Food Blogging Panel

A Closer Look at The NYCWFF’s Grand Tasting and The Kitchn's Future of Food Blogging Panel

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Ariel Knutson
Oct 22, 2014
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This past Saturday, October 18th, The Kitchn teamed up with Joy the Baker and Smitten Kitchen to talk the future of food blogging at Grand Tasting Presented by ShopRite Featuring KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard® as a part of the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. Amidst the copious amounts of wine and small bites, we had a great discussion on the start of food blogging, how social media has changed blogging, and what inspires people to cook.

Have a little FOMO? Here's a little bit about what we saw, tasted, and learned at the Grand Tasting this past weekend.

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The Grand Tasting

The event space was located at Pier 94 in Manhattan, a 130,000-square-foot that was filled with wine, small bites, gorgeous products, and interesting panels to peruse. The place was totally packed, as you can tell.

There were a slew of interesting panels to attend and people to meet, including Andrew Zimmern, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Symon, Bethenny Frankel, Martha Stewart, Kelsey Nixon, Rachael Ray, and John Besh.

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The Kitchn's "Future of Food Blogging" Panel

The panel was held at the end of the Grand Tasting event on Saturday. The CEO of Apartment Therapy Media, Maxwell Ryan, led the discussion. The bulk of the conversation centered around how each writer got into writing about food online, how food blogging has changed (especially with social media), and what inspires each writer to cook.

Here are a few gems of wisdom from Smitten Kitchen, Joy the Baker, and Faith Durand of The Kitchn from the event.

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Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

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Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker

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Faith Durand of The Kitchn

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Until next year's Food Network New York City's Food & Wine Festival!

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