Food agenda: Vote for your favorite food blogger

It's only
Saveur magazine's second year hosting the online competition but the Best Food Blog Awards has become a coveted award for bloggers. Past winners include David Lebovitz, an American blogger in Paris. Other highlights for this week's food agenda includes the chance for American baristas to show off their espresso-pulling chops and vie for the chance to represent the US at the World Barista Championship.

15th Annual Singapore World Gourmet Summit
April 25 - May 8
Singapore

The upcoming edition celebrates the event's 15th anniversary of bringing together Michelin-starred chefs and fine cuisine to what's fast becoming a gastronomic hub in Asia. This year's lineup includes well-known Irish TV chef personality Rachel Allen, Korea's first celebrity chef Edward Kwon who owns a European-style bistro in Seoul, and a host of international chefs. The event draws 15,000 visitors from around the world.
http://www.worldgourmetsummit.com/wgs2011/english/index.php

Nominations close for Saveur's 2nd annual Best Food Blog Awards
April 26
Online

Saveur, an international gourmet food, wine and travel magazine, hosts the second annual Best Food Blogs awards. Nominations close April 26. Categories include best baking and desserts, wine, food photography, regional cuisine, special interest, culinary travel, individual post, innovative video content, and kitchen tools and hardware coverage. Last year's winner for Best Baking and Dessert blog was David Lebovitz, an American blogger in Paris. Cast your vote at www.saveur.com/2011-best-food-blog-awards.jsp

US National Barista Championship
April 27- May 1
Houston, TX, USA

It's where the best baristas in the country show off their coffee-pulling chops. The five-day event will see competitors face off in a series of rounds that include multi-courses of espresso-based beverages to a panel of sensory judges.  The winner will represent the US at the World Barista Championship in Colombia in June.
http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=main

4th annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine show
April 28 - May 1
Near Monterey and Carmel, CA, USA

This is another American, star-studded food and wine show that has brought out Michelin-starred and James Beard Award chefs like Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Jacques Pepin and Tom Colicchio. The four-day event includes a chance to rub shoulders with celebrity chefs on the golf course, watch TV chefs cook in a live demo and partake in wine seminars.
http://www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com/

3rd Annual Camp Blogaway
April 29-May 1
Near Big Bear, California, USA

Described as a bootcamp for recipe and food bloggers, Camp Blogaway is a writer's retreat. The three-day event teaches participants skills on how to improve their blog and increase visibility and traffic to their site in a saturated digital sphere. The retreat will be held in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California and is currently sold out. There is a waiting list.
http://campblogaway.com/

52nd Annual Stilton Cheese Rolling Competition
May 2
Silton, England

Every May Day, the village of Stilton celebrates their beloved cheese, also referred to as the 'King of Cheeses,' with the traditional sport of cheese rolling. The cheese is not rolled down a hill but rather down Main Street with the help of 'Cheese Rolling Champions.' For directions to Stilton and more information on the event, fair and dance, visit: http://www.stilton.org/about_rolling.html

15th Annual Webby Awards and People's Choice Awards announced
May 3
Online

The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category - The Webby Award and The People's Voice Award - in each of its four entry types: Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile & Apps. Members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select the nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the winners of the Webby Awards. Online voters can also choose their favorites. Food-related nominees include Doritos, King of ads, Epicurious.com, and Perrier by Dita. The gala ceremony is June 13 in New York.
http://www.webbyawards.com/index.php

5th Annual Vegas Uncork'd
May 5 -8
Las Vegas, NV, USA

This year's edition of Uncork'd, presented by Bon Appétit magazine, has upped the celebrity wattage with a tribute dinner to French chef Paul Bocuse called "Toques Off to Paul Bocuse," a lavish, multi-course dinner that will be held May 7 at the MGM Grand. The chef lineup is a veritable who's who of the restaurant world, including Alain Ducasse, Hubert Keller, Joel Robuchon, Michael Mina, and Jacques Torres, all of whom will help prepare the feast.
http://www.vegasuncorked.com/

James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
May 6
New York, NY, USA

The prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards announces the winners of this year's food journalism awards. For the first time this year, judging will be based solely on content and not on the outlet or the type of specific media. Categories include American cooking, International cooking, Photography, TV Food Personality and Host, TV program, Documentary,  Blog and Food Writing.
http://www.jamesbeard.org/index.php?q=awards


6th Annual Weekend des Grands Crus

May 7- 8
Bordeaux, France

For its sixth edition, the wine event of the year in France has changed its name from what was known as The Week-end des Grands Amateurs to the Weekend des Grands Crus. The event is a chance for Bordeaux wine lovers to taste more than a hundred crus with the chateaux owners and producers and tuck into fancy French meals.
http://www.ugcb.net/?page=wga

21st Annual James Beard Foundation Awards 2011
May  9
New York, NY, USA

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) Awards honors a wide range of talent in the food and beverage industry in the US including chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, food journalists, restaurant designers, architects, farmers, bread bakers, winemakers, cheese makers and more at a black-tie gala. The awards are considered a "social and gastronomic highlight of the year," and will name many "Best" including Young Rising Chef, New Restaurant and International Cookbook.
http://www.jamesbeard.org/index.php?q=awards

Vitafoods Europe
May 10 - 12
Geneva, Switzerland

A forum for showcasing the latest products in the nutraceutical and food ingredient industry, Vitafoods Europe brings together tradespeople from all over the world. Last year about 500 companies exhibited innovative products and drew 8,500 attendees from 90 countries.
http://www.vitafoods.eu.com/

Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter
May 14
London, UK

Decanter magazine hosts a one-day trade show featuring new world wines from 60 wineries. Representatives include winemakers for Argentinian Malbec, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Australian Shiraz. This year's featured country is Chile.
http://www.amiando.com/newworldencounter.html?page=469800

 

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Ashdown Group: Print Designer - High Wycombe - Permanent £28K

    £25000 - £28000 per annum + 24 days holiday, bonus, etc.: Ashdown Group: Print...

    Recruitment Genius: Business Travel Consultant

    £20000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With offices in London, Manches...

    Recruitment Genius: Customer and Brand Manager

    £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Customer and Brand Manager required for ...

    Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator A...

    Day In a Page

    Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

    How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

    Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
    Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

    'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

    In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
    Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

    The Arab Spring reversed

    Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
    King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

    Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

    Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
    Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

    Who is Oliver Bonas?

    It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
    Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

    Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

    However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
    60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

    60 years of Scalextric

    Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
    Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

    Why are we addicted to theme parks?

    Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
    Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

    Iran is opening up again to tourists

    After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
    10 best PS4 games

    10 best PS4 games

    Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
    Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

    Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

    Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
    Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

    ‘Can we really just turn away?’

    Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

    ... and not just because of Isis vandalism
    Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

    Girl on a Plane

    An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent