Blog & Bake: Making Friends, Finding Inspiration

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At King Arthur Flour, we believe in the power of baking to bring people together.

That’s the theory behind virtually all of our work here – and it’s certainly a good excuse for King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake™, our annual invitation-only gathering of food bloggers here at our Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont.Invite

The 2013 event, coming up April 21-23, is our third go at the intimate multi-day baking retreat (you can read our posts about 2011 and 2012), and we think it’ll be the best yet. Our schedule includes a Vermont farm tour; a reception and educational session with Cabot Creamery Cooperative; hands-on classes making pizza, bread, pies, and blitz puff pastry; a blogging and social media discussion with our team; and a delicious demonstration from Simon Pearce Chef Jerod Rockwell, plus dinner in their Quechee restaurant.

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Blog & Bake is all about bringing people together, and it’s a joy to finally meet in-person some of the many folks we’ve worked with only through email and phone. It has been a pleasure to watch previous attendees as they build their names in the world of blogging and beyond.

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The ongoing relationships we’ve formed have been inspiring, enlightening, and fun for us, the bloggers, and our readers and customers; they provide a rich source of fresh ideas and opportunities for everyone.

Just as valuable are the relationships formed among the bloggers – we love to see the collaborations that have sprung from introductions made at Blog & Bake.

This year’s guests include:

Eva – Adventures in Cooking

Audra – The Baker Chick

David – Spiced

Rebecca – Foodie with Family

Erika – In Erika’s Kitchen

Brandy – Nutmeg Nanny

Carole – Heirloom Meals

Jennifer – Bake or Break

Marnely – Cooking with Books

Kate – Food Babbles

Jen – Tiny Urban Kitchen

Katie – Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Tara Bench – Food & Entertaining Director at Ladies’ Home Journal

Next month, we’ll tell you all about the fun we had at Blog & Bake 2013. In the meantime, we encourage you to get to know these bloggers – we think you’ll like them as much as we do.

Allison Furbish
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Allison Furbish is a native of the Upper Valley, where King Arthur Flour is based, and an avid lifelong baker especially enthusiastic about anything chocolate.

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I would love to go to this! I know many of the bloggers you listed and what an amazing event. Learning from the best, in the company of friends, with our big cameras out documenting every second of it. So fun! Please take this on the road :) Come to SoCal!
    We already have Traveling Baking Demos going to 8 different US locations every year…your idea sounds like a great one! Thank you for following us, Averie! Elisabeth

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  2. Tiffany

    Until this year, I had never even heard of King Arthur flour. I only stumbled upon this site after Christmas while searching for recipes to use up leftover eggnog. Found the recipe for Cinnamon-Eggnog Scones which led me down the Baker’s Banter rabbit hole…and I didn’t resurface until I’d read all 5 years of blogs. This community you’ve built is so full of inspiration, it is almost magical. I am already crazy about baking, but my sister? She would proudly tell anyone that she hated it, and truly never baked a single cookie her first 40 years of life. Well, I kept barraging her with links to different entries in your blog. No joke, after she started reading she became so inspired that she bought a bread machine and today called me to tell me she’d made her first pain de mie. You guys succeeded in making pigs fly here in Toronto! We are your two newest fans!! All the best at your Blog ‘n Bake. I hope one day you’ll visit us here in Canada. :-)

    Well I am so glad that you were able to find us! It is amazing that our little blog could help change the mind of your sister; I think people that hate baking hate it because it seems too difficult. However, we try to make it as accessible as possible. Hopefully we will visit Canada, we are not too far away!-Jon

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  3. Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats

    I’m excited to hear about Blog & Bake next month – hope to someday get to King Arthur flour and see where my delicious flour comes from! Have fun this weekend!

    Thanks!

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  4. kathleen

    I have purchased the KA Whole Grain GLUTEN FREE flour, and would love some recipes for a good loaf of bread. Store-bought gluten frees are not very good. KA please keep your whole grain GF on the shelves. It makes great biscuits.

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