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.

elise diane

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 10, 2009 3:08pm

    I would die for this! Please enter me! Thanks!!!

  • Wei-Lin Chang
    September 10, 2009 3:10pm

    Very cool event. I love to follow your blog and receipes.

  • September 10, 2009 3:11pm

    Fantastic! How exciting!

  • nancy
    September 10, 2009 3:11pm

    I would love to win .

  • September 10, 2009 3:14pm

    I want to win!!!

  • September 10, 2009 3:16pm

    Pick me!

  • Jessica
    September 10, 2009 3:23pm

    viva Mexico!

  • September 10, 2009 3:30pm

    Pick me! Pretty please!

  • September 10, 2009 3:30pm

    oooooh i need this so badly, have you SEEN the photos on my blog??

  • Arielle
    September 10, 2009 3:31pm

    this is amazingggg!! i’m a college student, i love food, i love club med, and i love your blog David!! I studied abroad in Paris last year and I loved all the places you write about. i hope i win!

  • Arnaud
    September 10, 2009 3:36pm

    What if a spam-bot leaves a comment and wins? That would be scary!

  • September 10, 2009 3:37pm

    Wow, this would be a dream come true! Food bloggers and tacos? Two of my favorite things.

  • Diane
    September 10, 2009 3:39pm

    This looks like even more fun than BBQ University!

  • September 10, 2009 3:40pm

    A dream prize for sure!!! I would love to win! ♥

  • September 10, 2009 3:48pm

    Pick me pick me pick me! It’s already cold up in Yankee Land!

  • September 10, 2009 3:55pm

    Got my bag packed and ready to go! Send the ticket this way!

  • Jennie
    September 10, 2009 3:56pm

    Seeing as I just had my first blog post yesterday, I’ve got a thing or two to learn. The first being that my iPhone is not the best camera to use.

  • Cami
    September 10, 2009 4:02pm

    pick me! Pretty please with a cherry on top!

  • Jill
    September 10, 2009 4:08pm

    Yes please!!

  • September 10, 2009 4:09pm


    Thanks for giving me an opportunity to win. I’ll be very ready for the beach in January.

  • September 10, 2009 4:21pm

    Wow- this would be fun! Sign me up!

  • Radka
    September 10, 2009 4:30pm

    Si por favor y muchisimas gracias.

  • Gigi
    September 10, 2009 4:30pm


  • Jeanette
    September 10, 2009 4:31pm

    Pick me! This is great!

  • Lars @ Grydeskeen
    September 10, 2009 4:47pm

    Sign me up!

    I would like to be in Mexico on my birthday.

  • September 10, 2009 4:53pm

    I would love to win. Boy, could I use the photography instruction and advice.

  • Natalia
    September 10, 2009 5:00pm

    I waaaaaaaaanttttttt!

  • September 10, 2009 5:10pm

    A vacation would be SO nice!

  • September 10, 2009 5:23pm

    Just amazing. This trip would be great to win!

  • September 10, 2009 5:38pm

    I think this is a GREAT opportunity to learn and meet some of the best out there in the Food Blogoshere… Beautiful Mexico, Fantastic Food, and Entertaining Blogging, can you really ask for more!!!! :-)

  • September 10, 2009 5:59pm

    Pick me, pick me, pick me! Pretty please? This was be awesome!

  • dancing kitchen
    September 10, 2009 6:11pm

    What fabulous company….that would be so fun!!

  • September 10, 2009 6:27pm

    Hey David! Pick me!

  • Marcella Tomlin
    September 10, 2009 6:32pm

    I wanna join in on the foodbloggers paradise! Sign me up maestro :)!

  • Joey
    September 10, 2009 6:51pm

    Food? I LOVE food!

  • September 10, 2009 7:00pm

    I’m being totally honest when I say I want to attend the camp for the sessions which I know will be amazing, but the mommy in me would also love a week with adults! And beach! And tropical drinks!

  • Maureen Gavin
    September 10, 2009 7:09pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Heather Kasdan
    September 10, 2009 7:21pm

    Yay for contests!! My fingers are crossed!!

  • September 10, 2009 7:23pm

    Fingers crossed!

  • September 10, 2009 7:44pm

    Me please.

  • Renee
    September 10, 2009 7:47pm


  • September 10, 2009 7:47pm

    I’m dying to go!!

  • September 10, 2009 7:48pm

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • September 10, 2009 7:59pm

    Sounds delicious.

  • Cecilia
    September 10, 2009 8:05pm

    OMG if I win this I will CRY!!! OMG OMG OMG

  • Dawn in CA
    September 10, 2009 8:10pm

    Oh pretty please, pick me! Fledgling food blogger… so I will have to leave my blog link at a later date. But I will be up and running before January! See you on the beach. :)

  • Janise Lee
    September 10, 2009 8:14pm

    Me me!! Please! Me me!! Pick me! I want this!! I need this!

  • Gaby
    September 10, 2009 8:16pm

    this is so exciting! I am so excited and I really hope I can meet all of you guys!!!

  • September 10, 2009 8:31pm

    yes please.

  • September 10, 2009 8:40pm

    Sounds lovely!

  • September 10, 2009 9:08pm

    Please enter me… Please pick me also. :-)

  • September 10, 2009 9:15pm

    I’ve always thought about going to one of these. Leave it to me to finally delurk when there’s a chance to go for free…

  • Kim
    September 10, 2009 9:24pm

    Yes please! Sounds like a dream vacation!

  • StudentNurse
    September 10, 2009 9:48pm

    Please enter me for the free trip! I promise I can be very well-behaved during the day.

  • September 10, 2009 9:58pm

    oh, to spend a few days in mexico, drinking fruity drinks and learning how to make yumcoast an even better blog!

  • September 10, 2009 9:58pm

    Pick me! I would love the opportunity to become a better blogger!!

  • Shay Ben Moyal
    September 10, 2009 10:00pm

    this is the beginning of a great vacation
    hope to win

  • Linda
    September 10, 2009 10:05pm

    Oh I don’t look that great in the morning either! Sounds like fun!

  • September 10, 2009 10:27pm

    I would love this!!

  • john
    September 10, 2009 10:31pm

    m new to the food blogging world. Thank you for the great opportunity.

  • Ebonye
    September 10, 2009 10:33pm

    I would love this!

  • Guia
    September 10, 2009 10:57pm

    Maybe I’ll win this one, just like I have won David’s generous prize in the UN Xmas Food Fundraiser ^_^. Just a lucky me.

  • Shira Helft
    September 10, 2009 10:57pm

    Wanted: Life-changing experience for overeager college student with extraordinary passion for food and all things food related (particularly involving carts).

  • Teresa Alison
    September 10, 2009 11:01pm

    Would love to win – the beach and cooking what could be better than that???

  • September 10, 2009 11:26pm

    I vow to eat tacos and drink tequila nonstop for 7 days, all in the name of food blogger glory.

  • christina
    September 10, 2009 11:33pm

    that looks amazing. who wouldn’t want to come?

  • September 10, 2009 11:38pm

    This sounds so fantastic… It would be like a dream!

  • September 10, 2009 11:38pm

    This is my dream of dreams! Beautiful people, beautiful food, beautiful location! Life does not get better than this!

  • September 10, 2009 11:55pm

    This sounds like an amazing week! A perfect mid-winter vacation with some delicious food.

  • Emily
    September 10, 2009 11:57pm

    Pick me! I need an adventure! Love your brilliant site!

  • September 11, 2009 12:10am

    ONLY 670 comments so far? Heh.

    But of course I’d love a shot at this.

  • September 11, 2009 12:11am

    All that beach and sunshine sure would be good come upstate NY winter…

  • cara
    September 11, 2009 12:37am

    this sounds like my dream vacation. how could i not enter?!

  • Sue
    September 11, 2009 12:44am

    You turned my world upside down with the trip to the Bahamas last year. I’ll make the socca. Would so love to join you!

  • September 11, 2009 1:13am

    wow, that would be amazing, I would love to win! If I win the lotto I’ll be there anyway

  • September 11, 2009 1:37am

    Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to go swimming for half an hour after you eat?
    How can a bunch of food writers expect to go for half an hour without eating?

  • Denise
    September 11, 2009 1:41am

    Yes, I do, I do, I do!!

    I want to go!

  • September 11, 2009 2:05am

    Hi David,

    Looking forward to the Food Blogger Camp.

    By the way, you might rethink the “slightly” since single-occupancy comes to $1438…about 50% higher than double-occupancy. (“A slightly-higher price may be shown if you’re basing your search on single-occupancy. The $999 US 7-day price is based on double-occupancy.”)

    Re contest rules:
    “7. General Conditions: 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 this mean that we Americans living abroad are ineligible for the contest?

    Nancy (in Japan)

    When I checked, the single-occupancy price was lower than the price that you mentioned. So you should call the Club Med phone number and get confirmation, which I mentioned several times; at the end of the post, and under the booking information. Yes, the contest is open to anyone, but for folks who live outside the continental US, the winner will have to fly themself to the US and Club Med will take care for their airfare from there. -dl

  • September 11, 2009 2:09am

    Great people, great food, great place…can’t get better then this! Wow!!

  • September 11, 2009 3:06am


    Pick me!!!

  • Ted Louie
    September 11, 2009 3:48am

    See you in Ixtapa!!

  • September 11, 2009 4:14am

    Good luck to everyone! I could use a vacation.

  • Caitlin C.
    September 11, 2009 4:22am

    i am a young aspiring baker who has been inspired by your talents! this would be a wonderful opportunity :)

  • September 11, 2009 5:57am

    This looks like such a fun trip!!!

  • JanetM
    September 11, 2009 7:51am

    Here’s hoping!

  • September 11, 2009 8:47am

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity!

  • September 11, 2009 8:58am

    Check out my current site: I don’t have a blog component to it, but have been asked to add one. It’s very functional, but very popular. I’m sure I’ve got things to learn from proper food bloggers.

  • September 11, 2009 10:07am

    I REALLY need this camp. I have most of the parts there but need to figure out how to take my blog to the next level. I’d LOVE to attend!

  • Nikki Waggoner
    September 11, 2009 10:38am

    Swoon! What a fabulous event; I’m light headed just thinking about it.

  • September 11, 2009 10:58am

    Mexico, tacos, tequila, and the fish market.
    My dream vacation.
    Pick me!

  • September 11, 2009 11:18am


  • love2bbitten
    September 11, 2009 11:22am

    I’d love to win this contest. You all are awesome for offering this opportunity, how generous of Club Med.

  • September 11, 2009 11:46am

    Would LOVE to win. What a great opportunity!

  • Jen Carnig
    September 11, 2009 12:00pm

    This is the coolest contest — pick me!

  • Nicole Treston Abranian
    September 11, 2009 12:31pm

    Sounds Amazing!!

  • September 11, 2009 12:33pm

    What a beautiful destination to head to in the dead of winter!

  • September 11, 2009 12:47pm

    I’ll bring the wine! mmmmmmmm.

  • September 11, 2009 12:50pm

    I never went to camp as a kid – maybe now is the time!

  • September 11, 2009 1:01pm

    Oh my, that would be the ultimate present to win!

  • Manda Williams
    September 11, 2009 1:02pm

    Ooh, a sunny beach *right* when the novelty of winter wears off (and the odd snowstorm totally screws things up here in Seattle)…

  • Andi
    September 11, 2009 1:10pm

    That looks amazing – and I could so use a vacation!

  • September 11, 2009 1:31pm

    i’d love to go. i’m a starving grad student who loves cooking. i’ve blogged forever. i’d love to go!

  • September 11, 2009 1:38pm

    a dream come true for a budding food blogger! visit for a new food blog for young women in their first home interested in becoming a better cook and hostess.

  • September 11, 2009 1:44pm

    What a great opportunity. I’d LOVE to win!

  • September 11, 2009 1:45pm

    I cook, I blog (but not about cooking) and I would love to blog about cooking (and eating and vacationing). Yes oh yes oh yes!

  • Amy
    September 11, 2009 1:51pm

    “hand’s up, baby, hand’s up” please please please
    merci bien

  • Sophia
    September 11, 2009 1:51pm


  • Kate Eshaghoff
    September 11, 2009 1:53pm

    Sounds awesome!! I’d love to win :)

  • September 11, 2009 1:53pm

    this is so very exciting!

  • September 11, 2009 1:59pm

    I would love to win this prize.

  • September 11, 2009 2:01pm

    This is such a great opportunity! And what a group! :) Thanks for helping to put this together.

  • September 11, 2009 2:39pm

    I’d love to go to blogger camp!

  • Melanie Bell
    September 11, 2009 2:39pm

    My flip flops and sunscreen are packed,,,,,,

  • September 11, 2009 2:45pm

    Would love to win!

  • September 11, 2009 2:49pm

    Yes, please!!

  • September 11, 2009 2:51pm

    The company and content sounds great, but those pictures are just killing me!

  • September 11, 2009 3:16pm

    What the heck! I might as well try!!! :-)

  • September 11, 2009 3:24pm

    Hanging with like minded people that can help me grow my passion as well as get me out of cold Chicago… heaven

  • Emmy Goriup Woodke
    September 11, 2009 3:27pm

    Oh, Oh pick me, pick me please. A foodie dream. “Food bloggers in Paradise” maybe Jimmy should rewrite his catchy tune.

  • September 11, 2009 3:32pm

    David, I would literally kill to win this incredible trip. I was drooling over the pictures of you guys on your last trip, and spending time with you guys would be a dream come true. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzze choose me.


  • Gail
    September 11, 2009 3:34pm

    Por favor…¡escójame!

  • Mia
    September 11, 2009 3:34pm

    I want to go!!

  • Kate Anderson
    September 11, 2009 3:35pm

    I’d love to win! I’ve never been on an all-inclusive type of vacation.

  • Deborah Goldberg
    September 11, 2009 3:37pm

    I’d love to be a part of this awesome experience!

  • September 11, 2009 3:41pm

    Wow, that really sounds amazing! I wish I had a thousand dollars lying around to go to camp.

  • September 11, 2009 3:44pm

    Sounds almost better than a cookie! While I don’t think I’ll win, it’s worth a shot!

  • September 11, 2009 3:48pm

    Oh Dude, you sooooo have to pick me! I promise I’ll be the best food blogger evah, and I love food, so it’s a win-win for me! YES, YES, YES! I’ll have what she’s having!

    Spatulas & Corkscrews

  • September 11, 2009 3:51pm

    Oh my how amazing that would be!

  • September 11, 2009 4:00pm

    Pick me, plueeezzzzeee!!!!
    Looking forward to the camp, thanks! :-)


  • Beth Graham
    September 11, 2009 4:02pm

    I’m a newbie foodie blogger – sounds like an awesome experience to learn from some of the best! (enough sucking up?)

  • Starre
    September 11, 2009 4:08pm

    better odds than super lotto
    sign me up please

  • Pia
    September 11, 2009 4:14pm

    Bon chance!

  • annalise
    September 11, 2009 4:17pm

    Wow, this would be a great trip to win!

  • September 11, 2009 4:25pm

    I already have the jeans-and-white-shirt uniform, so I’m clearly ready to go. (I’ll even leave my shoes at home.)

  • September 11, 2009 4:32pm

    Am I too late???? Do I have a chance? and if I do, how do I explain to my boss that I need some time off with some bloggers??


  • September 11, 2009 4:32pm

    Sounds like a dream!

  • Juice
    September 11, 2009 4:32pm

    Here’s to hoping I defy the odds. You’ve got a following Lebovitz!

  • Gina E
    September 11, 2009 4:34pm

    Wow, would love to win this!

  • September 11, 2009 4:37pm

    I’d love to blog about Mexico.

  • Sarah
    September 11, 2009 4:37pm

    Sounds amazing and such a treat!

  • Jenny
    September 11, 2009 4:41pm

    Comment…leaving comment.

  • September 11, 2009 4:42pm

    Sounds fun!

  • September 11, 2009 4:44pm

    thanks, this sounds great!

  • September 11, 2009 5:22pm


  • Sheila Lynch
    September 11, 2009 5:25pm

    Please be moi !

  • September 11, 2009 5:26pm

    Who knew there were so many food bloggers? Hope I win!

  • September 11, 2009 5:28pm

    me and carol blymire… roomies…

  • September 11, 2009 5:39pm

    I’m a food blogger from IA with a focus on local foods and sustainability, and would love to see what comes out of me from Mexico, especially in such a vibrant community as Ixtapa! The education and enthusiasm from these participants would be just what the doctor ordered for my blog, and my life. Last year’s coverage made me crazy with jealousy. Please please :)

    Also, I’m off for all of January already. :)

  • Holly
    September 11, 2009 5:48pm

    Sounds amazing. What a fun prize!

  • September 11, 2009 5:56pm

    May as well throw my hat in the ring :)