Announcing Food Blogger Camp at Club Med in Ixtapa

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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  • September 9, 2009 11:35am

    Would love to win. What a great competition!

  • olivia
    September 9, 2009 11:36am

    Sounds like a surefire dream come true!

  • Holly
    September 9, 2009 11:38am

    Oooh, this would be so exciting! Fingers crossed.

  • September 9, 2009 11:38am

    What an awesome event — sounds like a dream way to get together with some of the brightest minds in food blogging.

  • September 9, 2009 11:39am

    This would be so much fun! Hope to see you there!

  • September 9, 2009 11:39am

    This would certainly perk up a dreary winter in Boston – I’d love to win!

  • September 9, 2009 11:39am

    I’d love to win. Thanks!

  • September 9, 2009 11:39am

    I think my heart just made a few skips….it is really a dream place! I can keep my eyes off of that water…Wow!

  • September 9, 2009 11:40am

    it would be amazing to meet and learn from food bloggers such as you, i’m a big fan! my current blog is under construction, but the link is to something i created for a recent foodie inspired vacation.

  • September 9, 2009 11:40am

    Sounds like fun.

  • September 9, 2009 11:41am

    As a poor food blogger, winning would be a once in a lifetime chance for me. :)

  • annie
    September 9, 2009 11:41am

    OO! This is so so exciting! I really want to win. I am going to keep my fingers crossed.

  • September 9, 2009 11:42am

    a free trip to paradise with the coolest food bloggers around? wow.

  • September 9, 2009 11:42am

    A vacation and a food blogger extravaganza all rolled into one? Can’t get much more fun than that!

  • September 9, 2009 11:43am

    Count me in on this incredible contest!!

  • September 9, 2009 11:43am

    I’ll spend a vacation with you anytime! Hope I win!

  • Linda
    September 9, 2009 11:43am

    You’re fun to vacation with! Count me in.

  • September 9, 2009 11:44am

    I would LOVE to come to the food blogger conference in Ixtapa! Just to hear YOU speak!

  • September 9, 2009 11:44am

    My bags are ready, you just have to pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 11:44am

    um let me think, OK!! I’d love to win a trip!

  • guidoo
    September 9, 2009 11:44am

    wow, dreamy

  • September 9, 2009 11:44am

    Please put me down for a free trip! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn blogging tips from the cream of the blogging crop. If I win, I’ll buy all of you a drink.

  • Nikki
    September 9, 2009 11:44am

    I can’t even imagine anyone NOT having fun with you guys. You folks sound like a great bunch of people to know. :)

  • September 9, 2009 11:45am

    Not sure I could ask for a week vacation to go blogging and explain this both to my boss and to my husband, but, hey, what the heck?

  • September 9, 2009 11:45am

    Oh man, this look so cool!!!

  • Wendy
    September 9, 2009 11:45am

    Sounds great!

  • September 9, 2009 11:45am

    Win a trip to hang out with you? Sounds like fun, even though January is not so bad in Arizona — alas we have no beach.

  • Karla
    September 9, 2009 11:45am

    Hells YEAH, sign me up!

    I read your ‘Sweet Life’ book and just loved it. My sister & her husband were living in Paris near the Bastille for 18 months and when we visited, she took us to some of the same places you mentioned in your book – so much fun!

    Thank you for all your hard work on your blog & your books! I, for one, totally appreciate it!


  • September 9, 2009 11:46am

    Sounds totally awesome!

  • September 9, 2009 11:47am

    Sounds wonderful! Sign me up for the drawing! :)

  • September 9, 2009 11:47am

    As an avid home cook and fledgling food blogger, I’d love to come to this!

  • September 9, 2009 11:50am

    Please let it be me…then I can actually learn how to use my new camera!

  • September 9, 2009 11:50am

    Wow, that’s a fantastic sweepstakes. I can only imagine the number of comments that’ll be generated. Thanks.

  • September 9, 2009 11:50am

    I really wanted to be at the last one, and couldn’t….and dare I say, “pick me, pick me” for this one?

    I think each and every one of you are a joy and inspiration to read. Thanks!!


  • September 9, 2009 11:51am

    This sounds like an amazing trip…and I’m thinking about it! Would love to win the trip, though!

  • September 9, 2009 11:52am

    Hmmmm… blogging in freezing New York or blogging in sunny paradise? It’s a very tough call…

  • September 9, 2009 11:53am

    I think you all will have a fantastic time – again !

  • Jessy IRwin
    September 9, 2009 11:54am

    I would love this so very much! It sounds so dreamy, and I’d never be able to go on my own at the moment!

  • Shahnaz
    September 9, 2009 11:55am

    Come on universe, be nice to me.

  • Laura S
    September 9, 2009 11:55am

    Sounds like a fantastic trip – what a nice idea to let some lucky person share in the fun! Hope I’m the one!

  • han coffey
    September 9, 2009 11:56am

    I want it, i want it!!

  • September 9, 2009 11:57am

    I wanna go!

  • September 9, 2009 11:58am

    i hope you have a great time again!

  • September 9, 2009 11:59am

    Well, heck, count me in! I’ll make hubby babysit for a week on his own for a change!!

  • September 9, 2009 11:59am

    I’d love to win this contest. I think I deserve a trip far far away from this place (and learn a thing or five while I’m at it, too).

  • September 9, 2009 12:00pm

    me please…. I’m just getting started at this blogging thing and need all the help I can get!

  • September 9, 2009 12:01pm

    A group of food bloggers in the tropics? Awesome!

  • September 9, 2009 12:01pm

    I hope to win! I would LOVE to go! Perfect for a new food blogger!

  • Sasha
    September 9, 2009 12:03pm

    I sooooo need a vacation without the expenses :-)

  • September 9, 2009 12:06pm

    What an amazing group of mentors to learn from! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • MennoniteDan
    September 9, 2009 12:06pm

    You had me at tequila….

  • September 9, 2009 12:07pm

    Poor student needs a vacation and hasn’t had one since he was 15.

  • September 9, 2009 12:10pm

    I love that part of Mexico. Hanging with food writers and bloggers is what I do best (other than write and cook). Pick me, pick me (randomly, of course).

  • Anne B.
    September 9, 2009 12:16pm

    Wouldn’t it be lovely!!!

  • Debra
    September 9, 2009 12:16pm

    I have no blog, can I come anyway?

  • Erica
    September 9, 2009 12:16pm

    Yes, yes, & definitely yes!!! Please pick me!

  • Nora
    September 9, 2009 12:17pm

    Sounds great! I’d love to go.

  • Brook
    September 9, 2009 12:17pm

    Ooooh I gotta meet that Matt Armendariz and pick his brain!

  • September 9, 2009 12:17pm

    Ixtapa is fantastic – I worked at that Club Med years ago. I would love to go back and see what it is like and experience life on the “other side”!!! I can tell you the deep dark behind the scenes of everything! Oh what fun it would be!


  • September 9, 2009 12:19pm

    oh it looks lovely and no shortage of fun.

  • Aquanetta
    September 9, 2009 12:19pm

    Awesome! I follow both your blog/FB and Michael Ruhlman’s blog. I’ve learned so much already, but if I win, it’ll be such a treat.

  • Alexa
    September 9, 2009 12:19pm

    Count me in for the trip!

  • September 9, 2009 12:20pm

    Very fun!

  • September 9, 2009 12:20pm

    What a dream – I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Erica
    September 9, 2009 12:21pm

    It would be my dream to meet the bloggers and learn from them!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • September 9, 2009 12:21pm

    I would like a free trip. I would like to hang out with the cool kid food bloggers!

  • Jen F
    September 9, 2009 12:21pm

    This sounds amazing and I’ve been wanting to go to Zihau… please pick me!!!

  • September 9, 2009 12:22pm

    Sounds like a great excuse to live Vancouver in winter! :)

  • Karla
    September 9, 2009 12:23pm

    I promise to keep my stalking of David under control if I win a trip. (No promises).

  • September 9, 2009 12:24pm

    Wowww! Would love to meet you and the rest of the great food bloggers.

  • Ashley
    September 9, 2009 12:25pm

    Leaving frigid Minnesota for a warm stay over my birthday with amazing food bloggers? Yes please!!

  • Ms B
    September 9, 2009 12:25pm

    Mmmmm . . . Ixtapa. There used to be this great place in Zihua near the square that had housemade tortillas every night. I ate dozens of them! I would love to go and eat them again!! (Now, whether I can finagle a week out of the office in January after my Morocco trip next month is a whole other question, but I figure that I can handle it if I am fortunate enough to get to go.)

  • September 9, 2009 12:27pm

    What a fantastic idea!

  • AK
    September 9, 2009 12:27pm

    me please!

  • September 9, 2009 12:27pm

    Ooooo….I love contests. Especially when the prize is something valuable (knowledge wise). :)

  • September 9, 2009 12:28pm

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity to learn from the best food bloggers.

  • melissa
    September 9, 2009 12:28pm

    Totally perfect!

  • September 9, 2009 12:28pm

    The beach in January? What a fine idea!

  • September 9, 2009 12:29pm

    Hey, Ashley, you stole my post! I too would be leaving Minnesota, although my birthday is a few days after the event. But I still hope to win and meet these great food bloggers.

  • September 9, 2009 12:30pm

    ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! PLEASE! I’m gonna really need it come january and the bitter british weather. And Jaden looks rockin’ in that picture.

  • September 9, 2009 12:31pm

    I already have two vacations planned before Feb- so winning a third would be great!

  • Katherine
    September 9, 2009 12:32pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip!

  • September 9, 2009 12:32pm

    I’m not very pretty in the mornings either.

  • September 9, 2009 12:33pm

    Will be starting a Cook The Books blog end of October with the Momofuku cookbook.

  • September 9, 2009 12:33pm

    Wow, who would not want to participate to such an event, it’s so fab!!!

  • September 9, 2009 12:34pm

    I’d love to win that free spot!

  • sg
    September 9, 2009 12:34pm

    Ooh, sounds like a fun way to start the year!

  • Gabrielle
    September 9, 2009 12:35pm

    would love to go! food…beach…sounds like heaven to me.

  • kristen
    September 9, 2009 12:36pm


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  • September 9, 2009 12:36pm

    Woah! I’d be completely in awe but what the heck!……please give me the free lottery ticket too. I know the odds are against me ;-)

  • LadyWild
    September 9, 2009 12:36pm

    Club Med ROCKS!

  • September 9, 2009 12:36pm

    Wow! What a cool event! And, a chance to win? Even better!

  • September 9, 2009 12:39pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 12:39pm

    I need lots of help with photography so this would be perfect!

  • Kathleen
    September 9, 2009 12:39pm

    Sounds like a fun trip!!

  • Austin Val
    September 9, 2009 12:40pm

    this is my entry!

  • September 9, 2009 12:42pm

    What a fantastic group of food bloggers! Sign me up for the contest

  • September 9, 2009 12:42pm

    What a fantastic group of food bloggers! Sign me up for the contest

  • September 9, 2009 12:43pm

    please pick me!

  • Margaret
    September 9, 2009 12:43pm

    Would love to go to food camp!

  • September 9, 2009 12:43pm

    The setting, the talent, the food, all perfect! Love to join you!

  • September 9, 2009 12:43pm

    Food Blooging Camp?! I die. It’s about time.

  • September 9, 2009 12:43pm

    oh… I am jealous already! i wish I had enough money to join you! have fun!

  • susi in the jungle
    September 9, 2009 12:44pm

    too fun i love it, coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  • September 9, 2009 12:44pm

    I would LOVE to WIN.

  • September 9, 2009 12:47pm

    It’s not Paris, but as long as David’s going to be there, everything will be fine.

  • Alexis Ellis
    September 9, 2009 12:47pm

    please pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 12:48pm

    I would love to come, so much :)

  • September 9, 2009 12:50pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 12:51pm

    Okay, I wanna go to Zijuatanejo . . .

  • suzy
    September 9, 2009 12:51pm

    pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 12:52pm

    Such a cool contest and prize, keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Kristi
    September 9, 2009 12:52pm

    Food camp! What a dream come true!

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  • September 9, 2009 12:53pm

    Oh I would so love to win and meet you.

  • September 9, 2009 12:54pm

    I just started a food blog about two weeks ago, I would loveeeeeeeeee to go! Hope I win!!

  • September 9, 2009 12:56pm

    To answer your questions….yes, yes and maybe (I don’t know you yet). I would love to participate in this awesome opportunity.

  • charlotte s
    September 9, 2009 12:56pm

    wow! i would so love to go! sounds like the dream vacation! ;)

  • Shannon
    September 9, 2009 12:56pm

    I’m looking forward to your book signing in SF!

  • September 9, 2009 12:57pm

    Oh man, that trip would be spooge-worthy.

  • September 9, 2009 1:01pm

    Pick me, pick me!!!

    What an opportunity, would love to win!

  • Tessa
    September 9, 2009 1:01pm

    I would LOVE to win. I’ve never been to Mexico!

  • Luke
    September 9, 2009 1:05pm

    Hope I win!

  • Truff
    September 9, 2009 1:10pm

    I’d rather be an inmate in Guantanamo Bay than be at a Club Med full of food bloggers.

    I feel sorry for the poor executive chef at this resort that has to serve food to these attention seeking douchebag “foodies”.

  • September 9, 2009 1:11pm

    Le Holy Crap, this would be awesome. And I need a good holiday, too! ^_^

  • Hayden
    September 9, 2009 1:12pm

    Food Bloggers + Fun + Sun = Awesome!

  • Holly
    September 9, 2009 1:13pm

    I’d love to meet you and have fun in the sun.

  • September 9, 2009 1:14pm

    Yes, please! :)

  • September 9, 2009 1:18pm

    Oooh, this would be so exciting! Fingers crossed.
    Thanks and regards from tuscany!

  • September 9, 2009 1:18pm

    I want to go…

  • September 9, 2009 1:20pm


    You know that I want to spend my vacation with you!

  • Carol
    September 9, 2009 1:22pm

    This sounds amazing! Pick me!

  • September 9, 2009 1:23pm

    Throw my name in the hat!

  • Paula Blum
    September 9, 2009 1:24pm

    This would be awesome! Talking about food, eating food,in a beautiful place, with people who love food! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  • September 9, 2009 1:26pm

    What an amazing camp!! Fun giveaway, all hopes!!

  • September 9, 2009 1:29pm

    Count me in on this one please.

  • Judy Guffey
    September 9, 2009 1:29pm

    First Club Med trip was to Acapulco (Yes….there was once upon a time a Club Med in Acapulco.) Spoiled me for life…what a way to travel.

  • Marsel
    September 9, 2009 1:30pm

    This is the winning entry!

  • September 9, 2009 1:31pm

    Yes please!!

  • September 9, 2009 1:32pm

    From one David to another, you’ve made my day! Just knowing that an opportunity like this would exist, let alone in such a great location, it’s already got me looking at my local foods blog with a new critical eye. Merci!

  • MsMc
    September 9, 2009 1:33pm

    I am in! If I win!

  • September 9, 2009 1:33pm

    This is quite possibly the best excuse I will ever have for going to Mexico. I would love to be a part of such a great blog adventure. All hopes here….

  • John
    September 9, 2009 1:33pm

    The photography seminar sounds really interesting. Would love to go!

  • September 9, 2009 1:34pm

    Oh, I hope one day the Brazilian foodblog market (?) becomes that professional. ‘Cause today, the blog market here is about bitching and annoying, hahahahah.

    I love to spend my time with you and Jaden! You’re so funny, :)

  • September 9, 2009 1:34pm

    Sounds like a party I would LOVE to attend!

  • September 9, 2009 1:34pm

    Wow, it sounds like a blast! Thanks for the info. I defiantly would love to go.

  • Rachel
    September 9, 2009 1:35pm

    Yes, please count me in. Merci!

  • September 9, 2009 1:35pm

    I wanna come I wanna come…see then I would know if I shud be posting with the name of my blog or my name….

  • Nina
    September 9, 2009 1:36pm

    What a great opportunity for all of us who were insanely jealous of all of you last year….