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Do you dream of idling away on a sunny beach in the middle of the winter?

Do you want to meet other food bloggers from all over the world?

Do you want to spend your vacation with me? Ok, you don’t have to answer that last one. But if you do, I’m going to be a featured participant at Food Blogger Camp, taking place January 9-16th, 2010.


While camp is in session, each day there will be a seminar by my favorite food bloggers, food stylist, and photographers.

Participants include Diane Cu and Todd Porter, Michael and Donna Ruhlman, Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson, Dianne Jacob, Jaden Hair, and Elise Bauer.

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Seminars will include everything from how to style and snap the perfect food shot, what to do when the book agent comes a knockin’ on your door, and plenty of tips to dial up your blog and get the love and respect that you and your blog so richly deserve.


As for extracurricular activities, there will be a walking tour of the colorful Zijuatanejo market, we’ll taste tacos and tequilas, visit a fisherman’s market, and meet with local farmers and talk about their sustainable agricultural practices.


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    • Anne

    Oh, wow, this sounds awesome – I’m crossing my fingers! :)

    • Sarah

    I’ll mark my calendar!

    • Lisa Clawson

    Me me me! That sounds great!

    • Janice

    Take me with you!

    • Dani

    Wow–this sounds incredible!

    I’m an aspiring food writer, and I’ll finish journalism school in December. This would be an amazing next step!

    • Denise

    Y’all look so dreamy! (Well, the landscape does too!)

    • Deanna

    I want to go!

    • Kat


    • Cindy

    When I grow up, I want to be paid to speak at a “camp” like this. Holy cow, life can be so very good. Pick me! Pick me!

    • Jane

    Please let me win! I was a camp counselor during college. I will be the best camper!

    • Sara

    That sounds seriously amazing! And my birthday is Jan 14!

    • Minh Le

    We take more pictures of our meals than each other on vacations!

    • Paula – bell’alimento

    What an incredible opportunity! I would be THRILLED to be able to attend this event & soak up all of that fabulous food knowledge! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Woo

    Even though it decreases my chances, I’ve sent links to this giveaway because it’s THAT cool!

    • Maxine

    Would LOVE to be able to attend!

    • pam

    Special ed teacher by day, food blogger by night. I need this vacation!

    • zenchef

    Done. My bags are already packed and waiting by the door. Waiting for green light.

    • barbara ann

    Is there room for a late-bloomer? Here’s my entry- what a great opportunity!

    • EmmaC

    Aw, man, this Food Blogger Club Med sounds too awesome to be true! Thanks for the freebie opportunity!

    • Helen Castillo

    Pick me, me, me…please?!!!

    • Cindy

    pick me! pick me!

    • shila

    David, I would vacation with you anyday. Food blogger camp or not ;)

    • Florentina

    I really need to do this! So, please take me with you :)

    • Mary Ann

    I have always dreamed of going to Club Med! I love David’s blog also, so great combination! Thanks for giving readers the chance to win.

    • Alisa

    So many entries already … but I must throw my name in the hat!

    • Paul

    Let’s roll the dice! Monkey, monkey, monkey!

    • sarah henry

    wow…who knew there were so many food bloggers?

    • Lauren

    We’re in! We can’t wait to meet you!

    • rokh

    if i ever get picked, i would be a seriously truly happy food blogger :)

    • Connie

    I’ll give it a try!

    • rick @ à la mode

    oh my, this would be awesome!

    • Stephanie Council

    pick me! pick me!

    • egidija

    why not to try?

    • Javacurls

    Sounds fabulous! Loved to go!

    • janki

    My husband and I used The Sweet Life in Paris as our guidebook when we were there last week.

    • Kate


    • dorette s

    check. beaching with fellow food bloggers :)
    check. fishing for comments. :)
    and multi-check. learning to blini and blintz the media.
    still. waters run deep.
    count moi in.

    • Alex

    Thanks for the opportunity. I hope I win!

    • bea

    Oh yes David, au soleil ;-) Only because you are there, of course! :-)

    • Ana

    Ohhhh, I so want this, please, please pick me!!!

    • Adrienne

    What do cats call mice on skateboards? Meals on wheels…

    • Marc

    Looks like an amazing event!

    • maggie

    hi david, love your site and “sweet life in paris.” i hope i win!

    • Christine

    Would LOVE to join in the fooderific fun! Sign me up…

    • Karen Benson

    I would love to be there! I’ll start ratcheting up my food triatholon training with copious amounts of chocolate, wine and butter immediately.

    • Lisa P.

    What an exciting opportunity! I would love the chance to attend. Time to get a new fancier camera….

    • Suzy

    Would be great to win this trip! So cool, love your site

    • Marilyn

    I would love to eat GREAT food made in an exotic place besides my own kitchen before I leave for the “big oven” in the universe.


    • rachel

    count me in!!! (i hope…)

    • Amanda

    This sounds like a dream!

    • Lin M.

    Fabulous. It sounds lovely.

    • Becky

    I want to go!

    • Anne Marie

    Count me in.

    • Trang

    I hope I will win!

    • Brian

    I love food. I also love winning.

    • Diane Thompson

    Oh lordy! Looks like good times! Pick me, pick me! (please).


    • Lara Zelman

    How fun! It would be great to meet all the fun food bloggers out there!

    • Tess Cain

    Brilliant idea! What could be better than fun with foodie friends, the best bloggers and the beach? Having me join you all. I’m a serious student when it comes to ice cream making and baking lessons. Please choose me!

    • MERYL


    • Courtney

    How awesome! Here’s to hoping I’ve got the lucky number

    • Michael Collins

    Looks like this will be a fun week!

    • Lorrie@ReadNEat

    Dreaming of tacos, waves and learning from the masters!

    • Megan Gordon

    How wonderful! Count me in (fingers crossed).

    • chris

    Count me in too!

    • New Diarist

    Me! Pick Me!

    • Becky Fusselman

    This looks like fun!

    • Rosemary Mark

    Definitely want to vacation with you, David!

    • Casey Angelova

    Sounds like an amazing educational and culinary adventure in Mexico! Count me in!

    • Chaitali

    This is so awesome! Pick me!

    • Mélanie

    Hi. I saw that “The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of New York. It is void where prohibited, and in any country outside the United States.” Does that mean that it is only open to US residents? It would not be fair to exclude the one from Paris ;-)
    Oh, I wish it is not, I would so much like to go… Thank you anyway for the opportunity, this food blogger camp is a GREAT idea. I love the program…

    As mentioned, it means that if you live outside the US, you are welcome to enter, but you will be responsible for getting yourself to the US. Club Med will cover the winners airfare from the continental United States to Ixtapa. -dl

    • Kevin

    This food blogger camp certainly sounds like fun!

    • Tim O’Hearn

    I would love to win a trip to Blogger Camp! Thanks!

    • Amelia

    yes and yes.

    • Southern Grace Gourmet

    I would love the chance to win, what a wonderful giveaway!

    • Teressa Harrington

    I would love to attend, what an awesome give away!!!!

    • Michaele Musel

    Keeping my fingers crossed, what an amazing experience!!

    • Vee Wong

    It’ll be wonderful if I could win this scholarship!

    • Rhonda

    What a great opportunity!

    • Dominique

    I’d love to come with you!

    • Tracy

    Oh, how I’d love to win!

    • scory

    Choose me! My fingers are crossed and posed over the keyboard.

    • Connie Wilson

    I’ve got about a million lovely food reflections, countless thoughts about meals to come and meals past, and armies of amazing food artisans I’d love to showcase. Help me uncork my inner pent-up blogger!

    • Aaron Schalk

    Sweets and heat do mix well, so enter me for the contest if only for the cocktails!

    • Dave W.

    Oh, I’m so all over this. I admit, I’m not a food blogger myself, but I sometimes chime in with my opinions for someone else’s, so this could be a great boon to me getting off my butt and doing my own.

    • Brandi

    This looks like a great opportunity. Thanks!

    • Yubert Fang

    What a great contest! I love food and photography! So I hope I win!!

    • Alessio Fangano

    That seems like a great reason for my first trip oversea! :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Paula

    I never win anything!

    • Vikki

    Would love to go.

    • cb

    Dear Mr. Random Number Generator, Please pick me. kthanxbye. Oh… PS- I heart David Lebovitz.

    • maggie

    Sounds pretty incredible.

    • Michael

    This trip would be awesome; maybe even a reason to start blogging again.

    • Sarah

    What a great opportunity! Can’t hurt to try to win!

    • Catherine Catcho

    Sounds like an amazing event :) Excited to be able to sign up! Sincerely, CC

    • Scott B

    Would love to win a trip!

    • Elyse

    A great opportunity – and a fun trip!

    • Ashley Flintoff

    Would LOVE to attend and get tips on how to make my little blog better!

    • Chad Russell

    If I win this contest, I’m bringing a redhead, a box of wood chips and a grill pan!

    • Courtney

    Thanks for the chance to win….do I need a vacation!!! :-)

    • holly

    Pick me, Pick me!! I’m a single mom in need of some food and fun vaca! Love your Twitter updates…XO. H.

    • Karl Worley

    Oh, I do hope I win!

    • Julie

    I’m feeling lucky!

    • Helen

    Sounds fun. I’d love to go!

    • Jacqueline

    I would love to go…I need a vacation!

    • Stephanie Lang

    Food Blogging Camp?! Now that’s what I’m talking about! How I would love to meet all of these amazing bloggers face-to-face and learn the ways of the food blogging world!

    • Steve-Anna

    I want to get back in on the action!!! Pick me, pick me!

    • Amelia Florencia

    Great food, great peolple and wow place!! Please let me go….Thanks for sharing…Amelia F.

    • Emily Schneider

    Enter me!

    • Cathy

    I would love to be selected!! Looks like a fabulous time. I have admired Jaden Hair, Elise Bauer, and David Lebovitz for a long time now. Such inspiration!

    • Laurey Masterton

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    • Alejandra

    I would love to join you guys!! It looks amazing.

    • Jessica

    All I can say is wow! What a dream vacation! Sign me up:-)

    • Karen Gill

    Sound like a little heaven. How about including a food video reporter?

    • Charlotte

    We were just thinking of a vacation in January and this woud be the perfect itinerary!

    • Naheel

    takka takka takka takka :-) so excited!

    • Sarah

    Yeah! I’m in, can’t wait:)

    • TJ

    yes, please!

    • Jenn

    How fun! Would love to join you. Keeping my fingers crossed…

    • Diana K.

    Nice cocktail shot! Seems like a great camp.

    • Angela@spinachtiger

    I would be thrilled to win, honored to spend time with everyone.

    • Tamara

    Sounds great

    • Sarah Olson

    This sounds great, I am looking forward to it!

    • Haley J.

    I have terminal pale skin. Help me overcome my malady this winter and get me some sun! :)

    • Laurie Harrison

    I’m ready!

    • Kiara

    Mexico, food blogging, learning, eating—yes, sign me up

    • Heather Westenzweig

    I come armed with packets of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

    • momgateway

    Awesome…hope I get lucky!

    • Romaine

    How cool to give away a trip! Please enter my name. I have a lot to learn.

    • Carina

    Sounds wonderful!

    • Gillian Rekem

    I love your blog and I would love to take this trip!

    • the cosmic cowgirl

    thanks for letting me play–i wanna go!

    • Katherine

    Now *that* sounds like fun! Apparently a lot of other people think so too. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Beth

    I’d love to go!

    • Kristina

    I would love to win this!

    • stacy caputo

    Pick me!!! Pick Me!!!! Puh-lease!!!!!

    • Kelly

    What a great vacation this would be!

    • Joshua Makaron

    My student budget would love this trip for the end of winter break. Please add me to the list!

    • Coco Bean

    Can I come with you? How about my cat?

    • Andrea

    Count me in – as long as I can leave the kids behind!

    • Rachel

    This sounds like so much fun!

    • David

    The contest has now ended and the winner will be notified shortly. Best of luck to all and thanks for entering!


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