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Judging Taste Canada Cooks The Books

Judging Taste Canada Cooks The Books
An afternoon at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and judging Taste Canada Cooks The Books cooking competition? Well, that’s a perfect day! Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a two-day cooking competition at the Royal  Agricultural Winter Fair on November 2 & 3, 2013.  Leading up to Taste Canada — The Food Writing Awards,  Taste Can [...]

Then Travel Bunny Made The Rounds at ...

Then Travel Bunny Made The Rounds at Taste Canada
Last night was the Taste Canada Gala. Celebrating Canada’s top cookbook authors. it was a who’s who of Canadian food. Needless to say Travel Bunny popped out and took it upon himself to make some friends. In addition to old friends like Sarah B Hood and Alison Fryer, Travel Bunny cuddled up to: Mairlynn Smith, Taste Canada/CBC People’ [...]

Then The Eat Street Cookbook Arrived

Then The Eat Street Cookbook Arrived
Gerry just came into the office with a big padded manila envelop (I was going to say package, but I know some of you would read that wrong.) Inside was my last prize – the new Eat Street Cookbook. It’s filled with great recipes and beautiful photos. Even the trucks I visit the most – El Gastronomo Vagabundo and Caplansky [...]

my first Blurb book

my first Blurb book
I just had my first Blurb Book delivered and I love it! Actually I love all 3 since I had 3 copies of the book printed.  But since these are gifts I won’t tell you much more about them right now.  shhhhh!

Custom covers at Unplugged

Custom covers at Unplugged
Custom covers at Unplugged — Originally uploaded by LexnGer "Custom" takes on a new meaning when you get a custom cover done for you onthe spot by the books artists. Love the creativity of the exhibitors at Unplugged Expo from the customcovers to beautiful poster art to pottery and even chain mail bikinis

Twitterville & HoHoTO

Twitterville & HoHoTO
Wasn’t sure they’d be selling Twitterville at tonight’s Third Tuesday. So I snagged a copy and headed off to hear Shel Israel talking about twitter and his new book, Twitterville. Shel has given a lot of great folks, and many of my friends, shout outs for their good work. But I have to say that HoHoTO reference (p.g. 109) c [...]

Whuffaoke Toronto – Launching T...

Whuffaoke Toronto – Launching Tara Hunt’s The Whuffie Factor
[note - this was post-dated and posted a long time after the event, when I realized it hadn't been posted] As I’ve mentioned before, my friend Tara Hunt has launched her first book The Whuffie Factor. Tara’s cross-country tour turned into Tara touring the US and Canada in a tricked-out Winnebago fully equipped with video equipme [...]

Tara & Whuffie!

Tara & Whuffie!
Tara Hunt‘s new book The Whuffie Factor is now available everywhere!  Have you got your copy yet? (What’s Whuffie you ask? Read this.) Guess who got an autographed advance copy of The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt? Me, that’s who!  Then I made Tara pose for this before the bourbon started to flow. Good thing for all our sakes! [...]

Top 5 Blogging Tips For Authors

Top 5 Blogging Tips For Authors

Free books for bloggers!

Free books for bloggers!
For the third year, I’m hosting Mini Book Expo for Bloggers (http://www.minibookexpo.com) sharing some of the experience of BookExpo Canada with readers who weren’t able to attend. Claim it – Read it – Blog it This year, with help from the 50 publishers who are participating, we are giving free books to readers with o [...]

er… umm… did I mention?

er… umm… did I mention?
That Mini Book Expo is ON?   Right now?  Over at www.minibookexpo.com. Yes this year it even has a brand new, shiny URL of its own. (Which also means this is all I’m going to say about it here.) This year I’ve invited the publishers to partner with us and the response has been phenomenal! 11 books ready to be claim [...]

CheapEats Ottawa Launch – tomor...

CheapEats Ottawa Launch – tomorrow!!
As I’ve said before, after months and months and months (and months) of working on it, the books are here and we’re having a party! TOMORROW!! The CheapEats Ottawa Book Launch & You’re Invited! CheapEats Ottawa Book Launch Feb 13th, 7pm-9pm at East African Restaurant in Ottawa, sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewe [...]

The Month In Review

The Month In Review
Monitoring the posting on the blog, you might think I’ve gone into hiding for the last month or so.  When in fact I have been on the phone steadily since the month began.  And it has been successful!  Only 9 pesky restaurants still elude our crack team of fact checkers.  Our elite squad has been dispatched and they [...]

This Food That Wine Book Launches

This Food That Wine Book Launches
This Food That Wine Book Launch – Toronto CEOT & FoodTV celeb & Groovy Grapes co-founder Stacey Metulynsky is launching her new book at the Summerhill LCBO on Wednesday This Food That Wine Book Launch – Ottawa CEOT & FoodTV celeb & Groovy Grapes co-founder Stacey Metulynsky is launching her new book at the Spar [...]

Shout out from BlogTO

Shout out from BlogTO
The CETO F*book Group just got a shout out from BlogTO in their 50 Essential Toronto Facebook Groups.  Cheap Eats Toronto – The Facebook Group companion to the Cheap Eats Toronto restaurant guide. Administrator Alexa Clark keeps members up to date with links to Toronto food news and events. Don’t forget we have one [...]

Indigo Goes Community, Lex Was There

Indigo Goes Community, Lex Was There
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to write for One Degree.  I’ve been reading One Degree  since Tara Hunt got me hooked.  When Kate Trgovac invited me to write for them, I jumped at the chance. The contributor list reads like a who’s who of Canadian internet marketing. If you are at all interested in wha [...]

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